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 20. Robert Downey Jr. Salary for The Avengers 


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Robert Downey Jr. Salary for The Avengers was 100 times more than his salary in Iron Man 1. While he earned twice as much as the entire Avenger’s cast, 40% of his profits are held until after filming due to his history of drug abuse.



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19. Joss Whedon Didn't Like Iron Man's Tinkerbell Pose


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Director Joss Whedon reportedly didn't like Iron Man's "Tinkerbell" pose from the previous movies, so he insisted that his suit come equipped with a jet pack in The Avengers. This allowed Iron Man's hands to move freely and to strike some fun cowboy poses.
                                                    

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18. Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake


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Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for Thor (2011), consisting of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs every day (Hemsworth said he had to consume “his body weight in protein.”).
                                                        

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17. No Norton

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Though he played Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, Edward Norton was not cast in The Avengers because the director considered him not creative enough, and “lacking the collaborative spirit.” His loss is Mark Ruffalo’s gain.
                                                                              

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14. Tony Stark Is The Master Of Nicknames


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Tony Stark assigns nicknames to Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor, and Hawkeye that are based on other movies. He calls them "Reindeer Games," "Point Break," and "Legolas" (from The Lord Of The Rings).
                                                        

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13. The shocked expression of Loki


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The shocked expression of Loki after being slammed by Hulk was created by animation director Marc Chu shaking Tom Hiddleston violently and repeatedly.
                                               

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12. Robert Downey Jr. Suggested The Gwyneth Paltrow Cameo


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Joss Whedon originally didn't want any of the supporting characters from the individual Marvel superhero films to appear in The Avengers, but he changed his mind after Robert Downey Jr. insisted Gwyneth Paltrow appear as Pepper Potts. 

"He really thought Gwyneth would bring something great to the table, and we all thought so as well," Whedon said. "But he was the one who convinced her to come and do it."
                                                    


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11. TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno Contributed To The Voice Of The Hulk


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Bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the TV series The Incredible Hulk from 1977 to 1982, contributed to the voice of the Hulk in The Avengers. Sound editor Christopher Boyes said the voice is a combination of "Mark Ruffalo, some Lou Ferrigno, and a little bit of me and two people from New Zealand."
                                                    


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10. Hawkeye Is Ambidextrous But Jeremy Renner Is Not


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In the comics, Hawkeye is usually ambidextrous, which means he's proficient with both his right and left hands. In real life, actor Jeremy Renner is left-handed. Still, you can see Renner shoot right-handed in Thor.
                                                       

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9. There Are Triple the Black Widow Stunt Doubles


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Scarlett Johansson was pregnant during the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron. As a result, three stunt doubles were hired leading to a lot of confusion on set. Chris Evans stated that it got to the point where he would say hello and start a conversation with one of them only to realize that the person he was talking to wasn't Johansson.
                                                 

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8. Chris Evans Doesn't Eat In The Post-Credits Scene Because He's Wearing A Fake Jaw



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Did you ever wonder why Captain America isn't eating in the post-credits scene at a shawarma restaurant? It's because, by the time this scene was shot, Chris Evans was filming Snowpiercer and refused to shave off his beard. Instead, the crew created a prosthetic jaw, but he was unable to eat or talk during the scene. This is also why he is covering his face with his fist.
                                                        

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7. Pepper Potts Has Bare Feet For A Reason


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Why is Pepper Potts walking around barefoot in Stark Tower? It's reportedly because Gwyneth Paltrow, who is 5'9",  is slightly taller than Robert Downey Jr. Having Pepper be barefoot allowed Downey to appear taller.
                                                      

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5. The Shawarma Post-Credits Scene Was A Last-Minute Addition


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At one point, Iron Man crashes in front of a restaurant called Shawarma Palace, and it must have given him a craving for Mediterranean food. In a post-credits scene, the Avengers relax at the restaurant, but it wasn't in the original script. The cast and crew filmed the scene quickly a day after the global premiere.
                                                     

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4. Robert Downey Jr. Hid Food All Over The Lab Set


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You must work up quite an appetite being a superhero, and Robert Downey Jr. definitely did on the set of The Avengers. The actor reportedly hid food throughout the lab set of the movie. When you see him offer a snack he was munching on, it wasn't scripted.
                                                   

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3. The Avengers’ holds an unusually high number of Academy Award nominees


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The Avengers’ holds an unusually high number of Academy Award nominees: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, director Joss Whedon, and cinematographer Seamus McGarvey have all been nominated for Oscars in the past.
                                                 

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15. Real Military Police Appeared During The Attack Of New York City


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In a movie that relies on a ton of CGI, there's at least one very authentic element. During the Battle of New York, 25 members of the Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion served as extras.
                                                          


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6. Hawkeye Was Originally Going To Be The Avenger Interrogated At The Beginning


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When Joss Whedon signed on to direct, he made a lot of changes to the original script, and we see one of them almost immediately. Early in the movie, we see three men interrogating Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) while she's tied to a chair. Zak Penn, who wrote a draft of the script, said that was originally supposed to be Hawkeye.