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Bloopers That Make Us Love The Avengers: Endgame Cast Even More

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with seasoned stars who really know their stuff. Black Widow portrayer Scarlett Johansson has been in the biz since she was just 10 years old. Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. began his acting career as a teen idol, then underwent a dramatic transformation following a few rough years to become one of the most beloved leading men in Hollywood. Even MCU newcomer Brie Larson, the bright talent behind Captain Marvel, has worked in the entertainment industry for longer than some Marvel fans have been alive. This is all to say that Marvel actors are well-oiled machines in their line of work — able to get behind cameras, deliver their lines, and knock the whole thing out of the park. 

Most of the time.

Though they have years of experience under their belts, MCU favorites aren't immune to making mistakes on the job. Such is the case for the cast of Avengers: Endgame, who goofed up a handful of times while filming the superhero blockbuster. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo caught the slip-ups on film and bundled them in a hilarious gag reel included on the digital release of Avengers: Endgame, which arrived on July 30. 

From actors stumbling on set to reflecting on some of the more ridiculous aspects of the MCU and encountering trouble with vehicular technology, here are the Avengers: Endgame bloopers that make us love the cast even more. 

Warm those buns before battle

Oh, Chris Pratt. Arguably the goofiest of the three Chrises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (that's Pratt, Captain America actor Chris Evans, and Thor star Chris Hemsworth for those trying to keep up at home), the charismatic guy who plays Star-Lord is known for getting the giggles going on set — even in a movie with as much emotion and intensity as Avengers: Endgame. While preparing to face off against Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the film's epic third act, standing alongside his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy star Pom Klementieff (who plays Mantis) and equally silly MCU actor Tom Holland (who portrays Spider-Man), Pratt offers a hilarious piece of advice to keep the actors safe during shooting. 

"Nobody pull a hamstring! Warm your butt cheeks up," Pratt says as he wiggles his legs while standing squarely on his marker. He repeats with even more gusto, "Warm up your butt cheeks!" 

Later in the Endgame blooper reel, Pratt provides more laughs when he stops to fix his hair between takes. Star-Lord needs but a few things to kick bad guys' behinds: his two Kree submachine guns, a rockin' playlist of tunes, and a perfectly coifed 'do.

Rocket gets a face full of belly in hilarious Endgame blooper

Fat Thor, officially known as "Bro Thor," was a prominent part of Avengers: Endgame, with many arguing about the purpose and potential negative consequences of portraying the God of Thunder with a plumper physique, an increased love for beer and candy, and a gloomier outlook on life. It turns out that sticking ripped Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth in a fat suit and a bunch of heavy prosthetics allowed for many antics to happen while shooting Endgame. A prime example of such on-set tomfoolery is the Endgame blooper that sees Hemsworth grabbing the head of the pre-CGI Rocket Raccoon model and shoving it into his fake belly — all while laugh-growling and stroking his fur. 

Don't go breakin' my Tesseract

Robert Downey Jr. is the focus of many Avengers: Endgame bloopers, starting with the slip-up that occurred when he was filming a scene at the S.H.I.E.L.D. base in the 1970s while attempting to get his hands on the Tesseract after the Avengers failed to retrieve it from 2012 New York. Everything goes mostly according to plan, with Tony Stark and Steve Rogers doing their best to blend in and complete their high-stakes mission. Tony ends up making his way to the Tesseract, snagging it, sticking it in his briefcase, and heading back to the year 2023 to load up the Avengers' Infinity Gauntlet and bring back the billions of people Thanos dusted in Avengers: Infinity War

In one take of the scene in which Tony retrieves the Tesseract, Downey Jr. reaches out to grab the glowing blue cube that holds the Space Stone... then pulls a little too hard on the object and ends up breaking something, seemingly the base to which the Tesseract was attached. Guess Iron Man's not the only one with super-strength.

Scarlet takes a tumble in Avengers: Endgame

A viral video from the 2000s, or a blooper from Avengers: Endgame? Why not both?

Scarlet Witch actress Elizabeth Olsen took a tumble on set as she shot the heroine's vengeance-tinged sequence at the end of the film. The moment happened while Olsen's Scarlet Witch was making her way toward Thanos (Josh Brolin) — the genocidal Titan who killed half of all life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War and murdered the love of her life, Vision (Paul Bettany) — to unleash the full capacity of her mystical powers and give him a piece of her mind. The theatrical version of that scene was impactful enough to send shivers down every viewers' spine, but one take saw Olsen slip and fall before she could reach the Mad Titan. 

In an accident reminiscent of the "Scarlet takes a tumble" clip that became meme material in 2008, Olsen loses her footing on a protruding piece of material that makes up the ground of the set, and lets out a comical squeal as she hits the ground.

Paul Rudd panics about Avengers: Endgame's time travel

The time travel in Avengers: Endgame is difficult to wrap one's head around. How does all the technology, like Tony Stark's "spacetime GPS" and Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) famous Pym Particles, really work? What about those branch realities that the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) was telling Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) about? Will we ever fully understand the quantum realm? And can someone actually alter their present by traveling back in time and changing the past? See — we told you it was a mind-melter. 

Paul Rudd, whose superhero character Ant-Man knows plenty about time travel and alternate dimensions and how to navigate the Quantum Realm, got a bit flustered while trying to explain the rules of time travel as outlined in Avengers: Endgame. In a hilarious blooper, Rudd says, "The thing about time travel..." while he darts his eyes to his co-stars who laugh in anticipation of a punchline. Rudd then lifts a glass to his lips, widens his eyes, and stretches open his mouth as if he's going to down whatever liquid is inside the glass in one go. If anything about Endgame was going to make an actor have a mild freak-out in the middle of filming, it would either be the multiple deaths that took place or the prospect of trying to understand all the time travel.

You're gonna have to repeat that, RDJ

Robert Downey Jr. gets both suave and silly in another Avengers: Endgame blooper. Looking directly at the camera while fake blood slowly trickles down his eyebrow and cheek, Downey Jr. smolders while speaking in what sounds like a foreign language. From what we can gather, he's telling someone (probably the camera operator) that they look marvelous, either in Spanish or Italian. However, knowing that the actor is about the farthest thing from stony-faced and straight-laced that you can get, there's a chance that RDJ was giving everyone a taste of a language he made up on his own. In any case, other MCU stars should reach out to Downey Jr. about getting some language lessons — the dude's obviously well on his way to becoming a polyglot.

Superheroes aren't always cool

When you think of a superhero, chances are that you envision a high-flying vigilante who has bravery and strength to spare, a calm demeanor, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a costume that you wouldn't mind spending your life savings to purchase. But the truth of the matter is that superheroes aren't always cool — and two bloopers (featuring two Captains) on the Avengers: Endgame gag reel show just how un-cool they can be. 

In one outtake, Captain America actor Chris Evans laughs over the mask he wore in The Avengers, which he apparently now thinks is dorky. "I can't believe I made a whole movie with this thing on," Evans chuckles. 

In another Endgame blooper, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson admits that she doesn't feel cool while wearing a bald cap and being strapped into harnesses for a scene in which her character is flying. "Does it look cool, or?" she asks. "It doesn't feel cool, but if it looks cool, that's all that matters."

The Endgame cast had junk food on the brain

Shooting a film as monumental as Avengers: Endgame works up a mighty appetite, and the stars were apparently thinking of sweet snacks and sugary sodas while on set. 

One outtake from Endgame features Don Cheadle's James "Rhodey" Rhodes quipping that Chris Hemsworth's Thor has Funyuns flowing through his veins. The theatrical cut of Endgame features Rhodey saying Thor's blood is primarily made of Cheez Whiz, causing us to believe that the Funyuns line was an ad lib likely borne out of Cheadle's hankering for the deep-fried onion-flavored snack. 

Another Endgame blooper shows Ancient One portrayer Tilda Swinton asking for an orange soda while shooting. Right on cue, up pops a hand with a glass bottle of the fizzy stuff. We never know if Swinton got to take a swig, but here's hoping she got a taste in between takes.

Tony Stark vs. the automatic trunk

Thanos wasn't the only enemy Tony Stark had to face off against in Avengers: Endgame. Actor Robert Downey Jr. faced some trouble with the automatic trunk of Tony's sleek sports car while trying to shut it before heading inside Avengers HQ. Wrestling with the briefcase in his hand while trying to tap the button to close the trunk, Downey Jr. got all mixed up on more than one occasion. One blooper sees him deliver a perfect take and then press the button, only for the trunk not to shut. This pushes Downey Jr. to let out a half-exasperated, half-exaggerated, all-creative profanity. Another shows him successfully getting the trunk to close... just too early. When he realizes his blunder, the actor tries to manually push the trunk back open, to little avail.

Hawkeye goes cross-eyed in laugh-out-loud Avengers: Endgame blooper

From losing his wife and children in Thanos' Decimation at the start of the film to taking on the moniker Ronin and going on a revenge-fueled killing spree and watching his fellow Avenger Black Widow die in front of his own eyes, Hawkeye had a dark storyline in Avengers: Endgame. However, the actor who plays the sharp-shooting hero had a lot of fun on set. To balance out the heaviness of a sequence he shot with Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner looks down at the floor and then makes eye contact with his scene partner — crossing his eyes instead of staring straight at her. Johansson doubles over in laughter, then lovingly jokes, "See what I have to deal with here? Ten years of this." 

Gettin' jiggy with it on the Avengers: Endgame set

Long days on set almost always lead to a lot of exhaustion-induced silliness and more bloopers than usable takes. Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo captured a ton of footage of the cast moving and grooving as cameras were rolling. Chris Evans busts a move in one clip, while others show Zoe Saldana doing the robot, Tilda Swinton doing a modified version of the hustle, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson shaking their tail feathers at Avengers HQ (while a mo-cap actor wiggles their butt directly in front of the camera), and Chris Hemsworth rocking out on air guitar. If they ever want to retire from acting, the Endgame cast might have a future in dancing. MCU's Got Talent, anyone?

Scream and shout

Another method the Avengers: Endgame cast apparently used to stave off restlessness? Taking a deep breath and screaming at the top of their lungs. Several outtakes from the film feature actors yelling and grunting — to the shock of those around them. Rene Russo, who plays Thor's mother Frigga, lifts her face up, curls her tongue back, and lets out an animalistic growl in one Endgame blooper. Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. takes things once step further when he rolls his eyes upward, opens his mouth, stretches his arms out in front of him, and screams, "Ahhhh!" He evidently did this a lot while filming, as another blooper sees Gwyneth Paltrow, who portrays Tony Stark's wife Pepper Potts, getting thoroughly spooked when someone offscreen suddenly hollers. We're willing to bet it was RDJ who let out the yelp.

All you could ever want

The Avengers: Endgame blooper reel ends just as the Infinity Saga did: with Iron Man. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is the last face fans see in the collection of goof-ups, shown shooting the scene in which Iron Man, Captain America, Ant-Man, and Bruce Banner return to 2012 New York to retrieve the Tesseract, the Mind Stone, and the Time Stone. Part of that portion of the Avengers' time heist mission involved Tony Stark disguising himself as a law enforcement officer responding to the chaos in Stark Tower. While filming that sequence, Downey Jr. jokes that every take he's delivered has been flawless and that he simply can't improve upon perfection: "I feel like I've given you all you could ever want."

We know RDJ is just being silly, but there's some truth to his quip. His Iron Man was the hero who laid the foundation for the MCU, and without him, the Marvel movie world wouldn't be what it is today. He truly has given fans everything they could ever want. (Excuse us, we're getting a little emotional over here.)