Avengers: Infinity War’s Extended Gag Reel Features Its Own Mary Poppins Reference

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a massively popular franchise for a decade, and recently validated ten years of moviegoing with The Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War. The shared universe's main characters united in the action-packed and emotionally devastating blockbuster. And the shared universe as a whole will likely never be the same after Thanos' finger snap of death. Every frame of the film has been dissected in the following months, an activity which gained recent momentum with its digital and Blu-ray release. Along with plenty of new insights by The Russos, owning a copy of Infinity War also grants you access to the gag reel, which is being released in snippets online. The newest clip just dropped, and it featured Robert Downey Jr. going full on Mary Poppins in the middle of his battle with The Black Order in New York.

If that didn't put a smile on your face, then you're as cold as Ultron. Because despite the relative grimness associated with Infinity War due to Thanos' ultimate victory, it's fun to see the cast of A-List talent cracking a smile and having some fun on set. The stakes were no doubt high for everyone, but luckily the mood still had plenty of levity.

While it's fun to watch actors like Scarlett Johansson and Chadwick Boseman break character and laughs things off, Robert Downey Jr.'s spontaneous dance number has got to take the cake. Standing in the rubble of New York City as Black Order members Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian arrive to procure the Time Stone, Robert Downey Jr. breaks into his own version of "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins. That's more, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Ruffalo seem thoroughly psyched about it, and start busting moves of their own.

Hardcore Marvel fans will know this isn't the first Mary Poppins reference that has snuck into a major blockbuster. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 featured Michael Rooker's Yondu screaming "I'm Marry Poppins, ya'll!", in one of the sequel's most bizarre moments. It's since gone viral and been the subject of countless memes, with Rooker and the crew enjoying the bit just as much as the fans. As a reminder, you can check out the scene in question below.

With Mary Poppins now an official recurring joke in the MCU, we'll have to wait and see if any more references to the practically perfect nanny pop up in the post-Avengers 4 landscape.

Another highlight from Infinity War's gag reel has to be the take-ruining goat seen in the opening sequence. As T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) speak with a newly mind control-free Bucky Barnes, the goats in the background decide to add their own dialogue to the scene. While trying to work through the distraction, Gurira is the first one to break, and the giggles begin to take over them all. At least Thanos' coming arrival didn't totally ruin the mood on set.

You can catch the gag reel and more getting your own copy of Avengers: Infinity War, available everywhere now. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.