Some people from the earlier posted Stan Lee/Thor/Hulk post have expressed an Avengers trivia list. Ta-daa.
Robert Downey Jr. kept food hidden all over the lab set and apparently nobody could find where it was, so they just let him continue doing it. In the movie, that's his actual food he's offering and when he was eating, it wasn't scripted. He was just hungry.
To prepare for the role of Hawkeye, Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers.
Look, Ma! No hands!
After Thor takes Loki off the Quinjet down on the mountain side, two large ravens fly by them as they are talking. In Norse mythology, their father, Odin, had two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, who would bring Odin information from Midgard (Earth). Now you kids play nice…
This was the first Marvel film to make 1 billion dollars (muahaha).
The shocked expression of Loki after being slammed by Hulk was created by animation director Marc Chu shaking Tom Hiddleston violently and repeatedly.
I like my Loki shaken, not stirred…
(god that was terrible, why did you guys let me do that?)
When Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner are blasted to a lower deck of the Helicarrier, it triggers Banner's transformation into the Hulk. As he is transforming, he falls from a platform to the floor. On the floor is painted "WARNING CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE" with small arrows, which happen to be pointing to Banner.
The laboratory scene where Bruce Banner explains how he once attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the mouth is a direct reference to a deleted scene from "The Incredible Hulk" where Edward Norton's Bruce Banner tried to commit suicide in this manner out in the middle of Alaska's wilderness only to be stopped by his transformation into the Hulk.
(This scene always makes me want to hug him :/ )
Mark Ruffalo states it was an honour to take over as Bruce Banner from his friend Edward Norton: "Ed has bequeathed this part to me, I look at it as my generation's Hamlet." Norton was originally going to reprise his role, but negotiations fell through.
"To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…" (Yeah, I just dropped some Hamlet on you, watcha' gonna' do 'bout it?? Punks…)
Hulk is roaring, growling etc it's Ferrigno, but it's Ruffalo who speaks the Hulk's only four words in the film, "Your life" (after falling through the floor of the flying fortress) and "Puny GOD" (after beating Loki in the Stark Tower)
Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for "Thor", consisting of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs every day (Hemsworth said he had to consume "his body weight in protein.").
I guess you could say he had to be Thor-ough with his workouts…Okay, I'll leave.
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