As incredible as it may seem, exactly ten years ago, Brazilian cinemas were taken over by the biggest phenomenon of 2012 and one of the films that redefined the decade of entertainment on the big screen. That’s right, The Avengers turns ten this Wednesday (27) and for that, CinePOP has prepared a series of special articles to commemorate this very significant date.
Absolute success, The Avengers became one of the most cult films in the MCU. Full of easter eggs from the comics, the feature also managed to hide details that went unnoticed by many until today, especially those that only started to make sense with the following productions. That’s why CinePOP has separated ten of those interesting moments that you may not have noticed until today. Check out!
During his first scene in the movie, where he’s training boxing punches at the gym, the captain America is wearing Converse brand shoes, the famous All Star. This brand opened in 1908 and provided footwear for American soldiers during World War II. As Steve hadn’t adapted to the new world yet, something he would only do in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014), he went after brands and products he knew from his time.
In passing through Calcutta, when Bruce Banner is trying to find out what the intention of the Natasha Romanoff, he starts talking more about himself and says that there are things he can never have. As he says this, Bruce swings a wooden crib. The scene was improvised by Mark Ruffalo. later in Avengers Age of Ultron (2015), Bruce reveals to Natasha herself that he cannot be a father because of his condition of becoming the Hulk in moments of strong emotions.
When the Agent Coulson is trying to call Tony at the beginning of the movie, he responds with a little joke like: “you tried to contact Tony Stark’s artificial life model”. In addition to easter egg of these comic book robots, this plot about the Artificial Life Models ended up being developed in the series SHIELD agentswhich was created by Joss Whedon.
the father’s eyes
During your debate with Loki, Thor ends up being surrounded by two crows. In mythology and comics, the father of all, Odin, has two ravens that travel the Nine Realms, serving as eyes and ears for him to stay informed. That is, even though he was far from Earth, he was aware of what was happening to his children.
I understood the reference
When Nick Fury says that Loki turned trained agents into flying apes, Captain America says the iconic phrase that permeates the memes from the internet to the present day: “I understood the reference!”. This moment ends up being cool because the reference made is to the movie The Wizard of Oz, released in 1939. That is, the young Steve Rogers came to watch the film before enlisting and ending up frozen for 75 years. On the other hand, Thor stays afloat, since there is no The Wizard of Oz em Asgard.
The constant bickering between Tony and Steve during the first movie plays all the time with the split between the two, paralleling the Civil War from the comics. In Avengers Age of Ultron (2015), the clash between them becomes more ideological, with the two almost coming to blows. These moments already gave a sense of what was to come, with the culmination of the differences between the two in the film. Captain America: Civil War (2016).
predicting the future
During the debate between the Avengers on the aircraft carrier, the heroes deliver the scripts for their next adventures in the movies. For example: Steve questions Tony Stark about what he is without the armor. This is the central point of the plot of Iron Man 3. Bruce Banner asks if Captain America is on SHIELD’s threat list. Natasha Romanoff says that everyone is, as seen in the project that dictates the Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. Nick Fury tells Thor that the weapons were made because of Thor and the threat of creatures from his world coming to attack Earth, which is exactly what happens in Thor the Dark World.
Moments before Hawkeye’s attack on the Aeroports-planes took place, scattering the Avengers one by one, Bruce Banner discovered that the Tesseract was in New York. The scene is very fast and you can see it on your computer screen. That’s why later on, when he takes the motorcycle, he knows where the Avengers are.
The waitress who appears being saved by Captain America and later giving a TV interview is called Beth, and would be the hero’s first love interest since Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). It’s interesting to see that she has a name because, amazingly, at the time of the movie, there was a relatively well-accepted theory among fans that she would be none other than Carol Danvers, the future Captain Marvel. Well, it’s a really excited fan thing. Anyway, it turned out that she would have more screen time and even flirt with Steve, but this subplot ended up not being used in the movie, despite being filmed and being present in the bonuses of the movie. Blu-ray.
Last but not least: despite spending the entire movie talking about Captain America stickers and how difficult it was to complete his collection with cards in good condition, Agent Coulson dies without getting his long-awaited autographs and Nick still ruins it. the deceased’s collection filling it with blood to make an impact on the heroes.
The Avengers is available on Disney+.