Avengers: Endgame hit theaters back in April, but conversation regarding The Russo Brothers' massive blockbuster hasn't really slowed down in the months since its debut. Every frame of the blockbuster has been picked apart with a fine toothed comb, as moviegoers paid admission to see the movie multiple times, including its recent re-release. This dissection of Endgame should get another pick up once it becomes available for home purchase, and deleted scenes/ bonus features reveal more about the project's inception.
Many of the most satisfying moments in Endgame's runtime come during the stunning final battle in the rubble of the Avengers Facility. This includes the epic female of Marvel moment, which saw the universe's most powerful women unite against Thanos and his forces. Ahead of the movie's digital release, some of the special features have begun arriving online. One of them dissects that scene of female empowerment, including the actress' excitement about the sequence. Check it out below.
Seeing all Marvel's women unite in battle was an extremely exciting moment of seeing Avengers: Endgame in theaters, but it turns out that it was just as thrilling for the performers. Talk about a good day at the office.
This clip comes to us from Instagram, clearly cut up to help the push towards Endgame's upcoming home release. From the video, you can see that the cast of women was assembled to film together, rather than being inserted through visual affects. Gwyneth Paltrow is suited up in full Rescue armor, getting in battle with the likes of Scarlet Witch, The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Guardians Nebula, Gamora, and Mantis, and Wakandans Shuri and Okoye. The only person missing was Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, who was presumably added into the scene in post. She was riding a pegasus after all.
The Endgame video shows what it was like on set, which was a mixture of practical pieces and a massive green screen background. You can also see the evolutions of certain characters' looks, some of which need visual affects in order to complete. For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow had motion capture pajamas as pants, with only her top half being suited up as Rescue. Brie Larson's Captain Marvel costume was also bare bones, as her design hadn't been finished yet. And Pom Klementieff's Mantis was missing her signature antennae.
Even without the special affects and flying, the raw footage of the women of Marvel charging into battle is immensely satisfying for Marvel fans who have been loyal to the behemoth franchise. These characters and their abilities have been slowly introduced throughout the years, and seeing them all united feels like a payoff for the hardcore fandom. Plus it can be a hint that the future of the MCU is indeed female.
The video really does make the Marvel Cinematic Universe seem like a family. The actresses seem genuinely thrilled to be around each other, and bringing such an iconic moment to the big screen. They're shown embracing each other, chatting on set, and even getting some direction by The Russo Brothers. And interviews highlighted just how happy the various stars were to be apart of such a historic scene.
Avengers: Endgame is still in theaters now, thanks the recent re-release. The movie will become available digitally on July 30th, and for DVD and Blu-ray on August 13th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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