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Avengers: Endgame Directors Reveal Their Favorite Shot Of The Entire Film

The directors of Avengers: Endgame have a soft spot for one of the film's most sentimental moments.

It's already been a year since Endgame burst into theaters in April 2019 to close out the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and naturally, fans are ready to celebrate the first anniversary of one of the biggest comic book movies ever released. Knowing their most faithful fans would love the opportunity to learn more about the super-sized superhero blockbuster, Joe and Anthony Russo — who directed the epic duo of films that began with 2018's Infinity War – took to Twitter to drop some more trivia about Endgame during a watch party held on April 27, 2020.

After appearing on Instagram Live — and even roping in Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. for a digital chat — the Russos live-tweeted Avengers: Endgame. They revealed during the event what their favorite shot in the entire three-hour-long movie is.

The Russos loved shooting a long-awaited reunion in Avengers: Endgame

As the directors explained, their favorite shot of Avengers: Endgame isn't part of the climactic battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin), nor does it involve any major character deaths; rather, it has to do with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). When Steve uses the Avengers' time machine to return several Infinity Stones to their rightful places in the timeline, he also makes the choice to return to the love of his life.

"That long crane shot to find Cap and Peggy in the window... our favorite shot in the movie," the Russo Brothers' tweet reads.

One of the very last shots of the film, this Endgame moment lets audiences know exactly what happened to Steve — which is crucial after he briefly returns as an elderly man to give his Captain America shield and mantle to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) but doesn't outright say what caused him to age and why he was gone a few seconds longer than expected. Rather than stay in the present, Steve time-travels to return the Infinity Stones to the appropriate places in the past, then finally reunites with Peggy, gaining the life he always wanted but never got to have.

The Russo Brothers are clearly fond of anything involving Steve and Peggy's love story. An hour earlier during the live-tweeting event, the directors opened up about the moment where Steve time travels to S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in the 1970s to steal some Pym particles for use in the future, only to see Peggy at work from afar. The duo tweeted, "This was definitely one of the more touching scenes to shoot. @ChrisEvans's performance in Peggy's office is...," followed immediately by a GIF of Tobias Fünke (David Cross) sobbing in the shower on Arrested Development — a show that the Russos actually worked on years before Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame may be in the rearview mirror as Marvel moves on to its fourth phase — albeit slowly — but during this time of year, it's the first thing on any MCU fan's radar. Endgame is available to stream on Disney+.