Avenger’s trivia | Sunday Observer

Avenger’s trivia

Can you answer these Avengers trivia questions while being distracted by Captain America?

Answer

1. Edward Norton played "The Incredible Hulk" in MCU's second film but he didn't assemble with the gang in "The Avengers" movie. Due to conflicts with the producers, Mark Ruffalo replaced him and took on the role until the 22nd MCU film "Avengers: Endgame."

2. Black Widow wears her red hair wavy, shoulder length, straight or short. But her signature red hair becomes blonde in "Avengers: Infinity War" in an effort to go under the radar after her subversive act in "Captain America: Civil War." She let the rebelling Avengers escape in that film.

3. One of the "Avengers: Endgame" directors, Joe Russo, had a cameo in the support group session with Steve. He was the one talking about losing a male partner in the snap and feeling brave to date again. This small effort marked the first time an openly out LGBTQ person appeared in the whole MCU.

4. Movie buffs familiar with "The Big Lebowski" can recall a slob-like character in that film called The Dude whose laid-back attitude is similar to post-decimation Thor. Jeff Bridges played The Dude. In "Iron Man," he played Stark's business mentor who turned into Iron Monger and fought our hero.

5.Director Joss Whedon had to do a combination of old-school camera tricks and high-tech manipulation to shoot "Avengers: Age of Ultron" while Black Widow was a few months pregnant. They did close-up shots, hid her behind props and replaced stunt doubles' faces with her own during postproduction.

6. Before flying off with Hawkeye in the first Avengers movie, Tony Stark said: "Better clench up, Legolas." This "LOTR" reference is only one of the many pop culture references he said within the MCU. But many "LOTR" actors did appear in the MCU like Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving and Andy Serkis.

7. Did you spot an Ant-Man prototype helmet in "Avengers: Endgame" when Steve and Tony traveled to the '70s to get more Pym Particles? It's a nod to the comics origin of our heroes since Ant-Man creator Hank Pym was part of the original Avengers, a detail the MCU heavily revised.

8. A party trick in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" had our heroes take turns in lifting Mjolnir to see if they are also "worthy." Only Steve Rogers made it move a little, which Thor noticed. In "Avengers: Endgame," this challenge escalated when Captain America fought using his shield and the hammer together.

9. Cult movie icon Harry Dean Stanton delivered a funny line that also contained an "insider joke" of sorts for movie trivia hunters. When Hulk crash-landed on earth, Stanton's security guard cameo found him and asked: "Are you an alien?" This was a nod to the "Alien" movie where he appeared.

10. As Jane Foster, Natalie Portman could have had more roles in the MCU aside from the two "Thor" films. When "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins walked away from directing "Thor: The Dark World," this prompted Portman to leave MCU. But she still did new voice recording work for "Avengers: Endgame."

11. When Thor boarded Star-Lord's ship in "Avengers: Endgame," he cracked a joke saying "the Asgardians of the Galaxy" are back together again. Outside the MCU films, though, this "shipping" of two distinct hero groups became a reality in 2018 when Marvel Comics released it as a new title.

12. A Philippine landmark was prominent in "Avengers: Infinity War" and served as Thanos' hiding place: the Banaue Rice Terraces. The 2,000-year-old structure made by the Ifugao indigenous tribe still remains agriculturally functional. It's also a popular destination for tourists who love to hike.

13. Thor was present in all of the four Avengers films and his brother Loki was in most of them. This mischievous brother sometimes helped them out and often caused major trouble. In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Loki was absent but his name still came up in conversations.

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