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Avengers: 10 facts about the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ten years ago in 2008, Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, paving the road to where we are now. Twenty-two films later, the Avengers: Endgame premiered on April 22, 2019 in a possible last film of the sequel.

Here are ten facts you may have not known about the Marvel movie sequel.

  1. Both Chris Hemsworth and his brother Liam auditioned for the role of Thor.
  2. Chris Evans turned down the role of Captain America twice before accepting it. He initially was not comfortable taking on that level of commitment and fame.
  1. The idea of Robert Downey Jr being Iron Man’s star had been turned down at first but Jon Favreu, the film’s director, insisted on it.
  1. In every second phase of a Marvel movie, there’s a scene where someone gets their hand or arm cut off. It started as an unintentional tribute to Star Wars, and later on became intentional.
  1. The soundtrack for the first Guardians of the Galaxy is the second ever soundtrack to sell over a million copies digitally, the first being Frozen.
  1. Rachel McAdams was considered for Pepper Potts in Iron Man years ago, but declined. She later on appeared on Doctor Strange.
  1. There was footage shot for a Captain Marvel appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron but it ended up being removed because it didn’t seem like the right context to introduce her in.
  1. The Wakandan language spoken in Captain America: Civil War is Xhosa, an official language of South Africa.
  1. Black Panther was not meant to have a big role in Civil War. But after realizing they might not get Spider Man in the film, they beefed up his role. They eventually got Spider Man and decided to keep Black Panther as a bigger role in the film.
  1. The epic dancing scene with Baby Groot at the beginning of Guardians 2 took two years to make.