(Technically speaking, this article doesn’t really spoil anything from Avengers: Endgame, but if you want to be on the safe side, go ahead and come back to this article after you see it.)
The secrecy surrounding Avengers: Endgame was absolutely insane. From the news that Robert Downey Jr. was the only actor to read the whole script, to reports that some actors didn’t even know who they were acting against, Disney and Marvel did everything in their power to prevent any leaks.
Sometimes, this took the form of a draconian rule about actors using their smartphones to take videos on set. This calls for a roguish outlaw, or at least an actor who plays a roguish outlaw in movies, to take a stand.
Enter Chris Pratt.
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I remember being blown away in this moment on the @avengers set. Nobody was allowed to film anything on their phones. I said screw it. No rule was going to stop me from seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture this collection of stars, a groupthat likely will never be in the same room again. We are so blessed.
Pratt was struck by how insane it was to have all these great actors together on screen, and they were all just standing around on set. Despite the rule against filming anything on their phones, Star-Lord wasn’t going to let that stop him.
It is pretty dang amazing.
— Miranda Bristow (@Bristow93) April 29, 2019
Love Chris Evans being a bit leadery and smiling for a photo before realising it's an illegal vid 😍🙌 https://t.co/Mp8vb40Rhv
— Nik (@StickNik) April 29, 2019
Lawless perpetrator! Starlord Man! https://t.co/VqaURbImdM
— Frances Dilsaver (@fjdilsaver) April 29, 2019
If you think you were blown away, some famous faces felt the same.
This is awesome. (I may or may not have stolen a few cool videos too) https://t.co/M9vaC4TWcx
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 29, 2019
This is a pretty rare occasion. Avengers: Endgame combines over a decade’s worth of superheroes onto the screen, being the culmination of nearly two dozen films.
While there will surely be future Avenger films, this is likely to be the biggest for a long time. And if rumors are to be believed, it may mark the last Marvel movie for some of our favorite actors.
All of this is to say, yeah, getting to see these actors together is pretty iconic.
this is the most iconic thing i’ve ever seen https://t.co/xMTTIaZs7g
— baillie mcnitt (@bemcnitt) April 29, 2019
iconic 🌠 https://t.co/HKFUC1arax
— 🌻 || addie [can't get over endgame] (@chrisexuality) April 29, 2019
Endgame has the most epic cast in history https://t.co/d93qoQnycb
— shawn kelly (@Shawnimator) April 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame opened this weekend to a massive $1 billion box office in just a few days. The film is the culmination of a decade of film making, tying together several storylines from Marvel movie history.
It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Karen Gillan, everyone in the video above, and let’s be honest, if you need more, you can take a look at Wikipedia. There’s a lot.