The Marvel Comics Universe is more boundless than we could ever imagine.
Tony Stark and Captain America wrecked the internet with a bromance for the ages when Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark) tagged his Avengers co-star buddy Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers) in a tweet.
In the photo, both are action figures of their respective characters (that almost need a standalone Marvel movie to explain the peril they face together) as Cap shields his fellow Avenger from a relentless shower of sparks.
Downey Jr. wrote:
“BFFs let you share their umbrellas, right @ChrisEvans?”
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 13, 2019
The superheroes stand for justice and fight for all mankind. But in this epic snapshot, they’ve got each other’s backs.
We’re seeing sparks all right.
Hours later, Evans responded with an astute observation.
Technically it’s YOUR umbrella. But I’m happy to hold it. https://t.co/tFqWFqCSv3
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 13, 2019
Evans is correct with the technicality. The indestructible Vibranium and Steel alloy shield was forged by Tony’s father before he was born.
Steve Rogers was given the shield when he became Captain America.
“My father made that Umbrella!”
— Lucy (@Lucy__01) March 13, 2019
These actors sure do their research.
I MISSED THISSS ????????????????????????????
here, I find this hilariously cute too ???????????????? (couldn't find the artist *^*) pic.twitter.com/kau7fmr263
— ???? (@Edgouh) March 13, 2019
Would these be from a sequel?
Best friends share umbrellas and super fist-bumps too! pic.twitter.com/8G8zGcGPsi
— Marvel India (@Marvel_India) March 14, 2019
We can’t get enough of their bromance.
That's basically Steve and Tony in a nutshell. ????
— Milori (@Milori_) March 13, 2019
This is some meta flirting.
OH MY ???????????? pic.twitter.com/OJvPY1FUSV
— асгардский пирожок ~ endgame (@avengrvs) March 13, 2019
After principal photography for Avengers: Endgame wrapped, Evans implied last year in a tweet that Avengers 4 would be his last Marvel film.
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
However, he clarified the potential spoiler at the ACE Comic Con in Chicago.
“I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.”
But the Russo Brothers who directed the Captain America and Avengers films assured fans that we may not have seen the last of the patriotic superhero yet.
“I think it was more emotional for him than it was us because he’s not done yet. I won’t explain what that means but fans will soon understand what I’m talking about.”
We’ll have to wait and see Cap’s final outcome when Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters on May 3.
Bring a date — and an umbrella, just in case.