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Chris Evans hands off Captain America's shield in Avengers: Endgame, but not before having some classic last lines. From "Avengers, assemble" to "I can do this all day," Steve Rogers definitely made his mark in Endgame before dancing away with Peggy Carter.
One of Captain America's best lines "capped" off the great "America's Ass" quote by Paul Rudd's Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Turns out, "That is America's ass" was added in reshoots to get another "ass" in the movie and allow Steve Rogers in on the self-referential Cap joke.
Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus gave Syfy Wire a little more info on how that America's Ass joke came about. He said it started just as a quip from Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark...
Co-writer Stephen McFeely said it was actually much later in Avengers: Endgame's reshoots that they decided to add Chris Evans' Captain America to the joke.
At that point, Christopher Markus said they asked themselves "Can we put another ass in the movie?" -- which is another conversation I wish I could've shrunk down to Ant-Man size to observe in the room. This is how the sausage is made, kids!
They obviously went with yes to another ass, and had modern Cap stare down at his younger ass and say "That is America's ass."
The writers said Chris Evans was happy with the joke because it's rare for Captain America to do little quips and smart remarks, so he was glad to have something funny to say that was in Cap's own wheelhouse.
Avengers: Endgame's Stephen McFeely previously noted the origin of the America's Ass joke started by being a meta reference to Chris Evans' own costume:
When Chris Evans was asked to pick a favorite scene from Avengers: Endgame, it was no surprise to see he named Cap's fight with the younger version of himself. He could do this all day and I could watch that all day.
It's amazing to think how much we're still learning about how Avengers: Endgame came together. The writers recently made the rounds again to share more behind-the-scenes details. From the many ideas chopped at the script phase (like Rhodey as veep, and Hulk and the Soul Stone), to things cut during filming, to things like this added during reshoots, to more things cut during editing (like "insane" takes of Iron Man's final scene) -- I personally find it all fascinating.
Since Avengers: Endgame is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time, it's kind of a mini blockbuster film school for future creators. It clearly takes an entire village of ass-centric people to craft these Avengers movies, and Marvel has already said we shouldn't expect more like this for probably another decade.