The 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, remains one of the most beloved movies of Marvel Studios. The ensemble cast included the original six Avengers: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, along with other superheroes.

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Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame

The movie remains one of the most significant movies in the MCU, as it brought a lot of story arcs for several main characters to an end. Avengers: Endgame is regarded as one of the biggest movies ever made and remains close to the hearts of fans. With it celebrating five years since its release, it has now been revealed that one of the most noteworthy lines in the movie would not have made it to the final cut.

Kevin Feige reveals they added Ant-Man’s dialogue after it worked with the audience

An X account (@ATRightMovies) revealed some of the unknown facts and behind the scenes of Avengers: Endgame, which now celebrates five years of its release. It was revealed that the Kevin Feige was skeptical about a dialogue said by Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, about Chris Evans’ backside.

“Ant-Man’s line about Cap’s backside—’As far as I’m concerned, that’s America’s ass’, was originally cut from the film.”

The president explained that they only added the line after they put it back in for test audiences, and to their surprise, the audience’s reaction to that was positive. Every time, without question, that line worked, which is when they decided to put it back in the movie. 

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Steve Rogers fights with a younger version of himself in Avengers: Endgame

According to reports by Yahoo!, Feige touched upon the scene where Steve Rogers says the same line after he fights the younger version of him. He said,

“Let’s be honest; we questioned, ‘Is it in the character of Steve Rogers to make a comment on his own ass?’ And the thought was, ‘Yes, it works, and the audience likes it,’ but also, we were building a version of Steve who was growing and who was loosening up.”

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He further explained that it was part of a character shift for Rogers to decide to stay with Peggy Carter towards the end of the movie and get some of that life Tony Stark always told him to get. 

Avengers: Endgame directors do not believe in superhero fatigue

With Marvel Cinematic Universe’s recent projects failing to reach the success expected, it has been said that the studio is experiencing a wobble at the moment. The question of its future has concerned the fans, and in a recent interview with Games Radar+, Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo were asked about the same.

At the Sands: International Film Festival at St Andrews, Scotland, the Russo brothers shared their views on the current state of MCU along with touching on the subject of superhero fatigue. They said,

“I think it’s fatigue in general. The superhero fatigue question was around long before the work we were doing. So, it’s sort of an eternal complaint, like we always used to cite this back in our early days with superhero work.”

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Avengers: Endgame brought the story arch of a lot main characters to an end including Iron Man’s

Anthony Russo continued that people have complained about Westerners in the same way, but it has lasted for decades and decades. Joe Russo, however, mentioned that, according to him, it’s the audience changing, i.e., how they have shifted to consume the media. He explained,

“I think it’s a reflection of the current state of everything. It’s difficult right now, but it’s an interesting time. I think we’re in a transitional period, and people don’t know quite yet how they’re going to receive stories moving forward or what kinds of stories they’re going to want. There‘s a big generational divide about how you consume media.“

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The Russo brothers noted that it’s not just the MCU facing an issue; it’s a genuine concern across the world, which is a difficult problem to address. They mentioned that it’s hard to reinvent the two-hour format and the structure that goes into making a movie, adding that the next generation is looking for ways to tell their own stories that serve their own collective ADHD.

Avengers: Endgame is available to stream on Disney+.

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