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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.