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10 Marvel Superhero Movie Moments That Actors Did Not See Coming

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Marvel movies have become increasingly popular over the years. With the rising popularity of all things Marvel (and all things superheroes), it’s only a given that blockbuster Marvel movies with A-list actors are making the franchise millions of dollars.

What you may not know about Marvel movies is that a lot of the scenes are unscripted and improvised. Not many of these scenes actually make it to the final cut, and the ones that do are hilarious but easy to miss.

Here are 10 marvel superhero movie moments that actors did not see coming.

1. While filming The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. frequently hid snacks around the set for cast and crew to find. He did it so much, in fact, that the filmmakers eventually made snacking a part of his character.

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In one of the scenes in the movie, Robert Downey Jr. pulls out blueberries. He offers them out to other cast members and even snacks on a few himself. These scenes were entirely unplanned, but the filmmakers decided to go along with it.

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2. Anthony Hopkins is a legendary actor who is known to fully throw himself at every single role he plays. In a scene in Thor, Anthony Hopkins lets out a completely improvised growl which surprises the other actors.

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In this particular scene, Thor is banished by Odin, who also takes his hammer away from him. In this scene, Odin lets out a huge and unscripted growl which his fellow cast members did not see coming.

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3. In a scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hawkeye mutters a line which most people probably skimmed over at first.

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If you watch the scene again (as Quicksilver speeds away from Hawkeye), Hawkeye mutters: “Nobody would know, last I saw him Ultron was sitting on him.” This was an unscripted moment, and is hilarious to watch back.

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4. Near the end of 2008’s Incredible Hulk, Thaddeus is drinking alone when Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark approaches him and tells him that he is building a super team (the Avengers).

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The actors have since confirmed that the dialogue in this whole entire scene was completely unscripted and improvised.

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5. The cast of Antman recently revealed that a large part of the dialogue between Paul Rudd’s character, Bobby Cannavale’s character and Judy Greer’s character were improvised.

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Michael Pena, who also starred in the movie, has revealed that several of the scenes he filmed with Paul Rudd were improvised as well.

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6. One of the most memorable lines from an Avengers movie comes at the end of 2012’s The Avengers, when Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark suggests that the Avengers crew go out for shawarmas.

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The hilarious line was unscripted, and the filmmakers even ended up making a post credit scene of the whole crew eating shawarmas together to commemorate it. 

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7. In 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Denis Leary, who played Captain Stacy, surprises the whole crew by improvising a line that was completely unexpected.

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Spider-Man confronts Captain Stacy about a giant lizard, and Captain Stacy jokingly says: “Do I look like the mayor of Tokyo?”

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8. In Guardian’s of the Galaxy, as the team prepares to go on a final mission, they come together and stand in a circle. What you may not know about this scene is that one of the hilarious lines was completely unscripted.

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As the team prepares for the final mission, Rocket Raccoon makes a funny statement about the crew standing together in a circle. It is one of the more memorable lines from the movie, and was completely improvised.

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9. In 2016’s Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds character and T.J. Miller’s character have some pretty hilarious back and forth banter which filmmakers later revealed was unscripted.

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One of these scenes in particular is when Deadpool shows T.J. Miller’s character his face after his operation. The banter between the two actors during this scene is pretty hilarious, and was later to be revealed as completely unscripted.

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10. In a scene from Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell’s character reaches out and grabs Chris Evans’ peck without even realizing it.

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It is the scene where Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) first emerges as his new form, and as he takes in his surroundings, Atwell instinctively reaches out to touch his chest before quickly drawing her hand back in. The movement was not scripted and was completely natural, but Chris Evans didn’t even break character.

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