New Avengers: Endgame footage shows Brie Larson’s first day as Captain Marvel

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame.


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The Russo brothers’ watch party of Avengers: Endgame is currently underway and it’s producing fascinating and unique behind-the-scenes goodies. To make things a little brighter during the coronavirus lockdown, the directors tweeted footage of Brie Larson’s first day as Captain Marvel, where she says hello to fellow superhero Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) — on a spaceship no less.

“This was @brielarson‘s first day ever as Captain Marvel… And here’s a quick video of her greeting the cast for the first time,” the Russo brothers tweeted Monday.

Larson filmed her Endgame scenes before Captain Marvel, which provided the unique challenge of portraying a fleshed-out superhero before going through her formative origin story.

Greeting Johansson and the rest of the cast, including Chris Evans who you can see in the corner of the frame, must have produced next-level first-day jitters. This all happened a couple of years ago: Production for Endgame wrapped at the beginning of 2018.

Tidbits and questions

Along with behind-the-scenes clips, the Russos dropped a few details on the cast and development.

They touched on Chris Evans’ reaction to learning Cap would wield Thor’s hammer in the scene that blew people’s minds. “It was early in development when we let him know he was going to pick up the hammer… needless to say he was psyched.”

In the scene where the Hulk uses the Infinity Gauntlet, “That’s @MarkRuffalo standing on a box snapping his fingers and bringing back half of the Marvel Universe. Most of Hulk’s amazing performances are Mark standing on a box in tight pajamas…” the Russos explained.

At one point, they floated the idea to make Cap the Soul Stone. “Early on in development talks we considered making Cap the soul stone… But that idea fell away rather quickly.”

More from shooting: “We shot the original Winter Soldier elevator scene in 4 days. This scene took about 3 hours… talking is easier to shoot than fighting…”

They also tweeted this sweet cast photo…

…and answered a few burning questions.

“Does the original Hulk personality still live within Smart Hulk or is he gone now?” @joshtwitch asked.

“The personality that now exists is a new entity… it is a merger of Bruce Banner and the Hulk,” the Russos answered.

More fascinating behind-the-scenes clips

The Russo brothers have clearly been saving up their own personal collection of behind-the-scenes clips for a rainy day.

Chris Evans as old Captain America messing around wins the watch party.

Here’s Robert Downey Jr.’s last day on set, saying goodbye to a character he played for over a decade and who was instrumental in kicking off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The clip of Evans’ final day of shooting is equally heart-wrenching: He said goodbye for good to Cap after a decade of defining “America’s Ass.”

In this much lighter clip, Downey Jr. gives his carefully deliberated assessment of his and Evans’ scene: “Naaailed it!” he says before they wrap shooting in New York.

“Here we are getting ready to shoot an Asgard scene at the stately cathedral in Durham. We had to wait for the choir rehearsal to finish…” the Russos tweeted.

“Here’s some BTS from Joe’s iPhone, walking through and planning out some of the shots for Hawkeye’s time travel journey.”

Here we have an unrecognizable Downtown Atlanta posing as Tokyo for filming.

Those kids who ask for the Hulk’s autograph are really family members of the Russos.

More updates from the watch party to come…

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