Avengers: Endgame was special for all of us. Some dumb people found it boring. Yes, the ones who haven’t seen all of the movies and came to this set-up finale event would have felt, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the world’s most expensive series and it’s your fault if you haven’t been caught up with the entirety of Infinity Saga. Nevertheless, it was special not because of the grand battle, but because of the quiet moments in the film.
There were so many sweet moments that closed so many story arcs. Tony Stark lived a complete life and even made amends with his dad. So it was right for him to sacrifice himself. Steve on the other hand never got a peaceful life and he had always made the sacrifice play in the past. So, he got to go back and live the life he never got. He came back as an Old Man to say his final goodbye. That was his career-ending moment, and it was also as beautiful and fitting of an end!
Well, Old Steve Rogers was quite the surprise for everyone. Joe Russo answered how his make-up and prosthetic was done. It turns out that it was quite an expensive job to pull off. Here’s the question and Russo’s answer from the Chinese Q&A:
“Was old Cap played Evans using makeup? Or it was also post-production CG?
JR: 95% CG, 5% make up. But the voice was 100% Evans, no modification for that.”
Now, Chris Evans has shared half of that 5% make up that he had to put on for his Old Man Cap scene. Here’s that beautiful balding smile that he posted on twitter:
Well, this is quite an amazing visual if you think about it. Evans is still as pretty, and the only thing missing here is the white hair Wig and a bunch of CGI. It’s funny how Disney is known for their digital De-aging, and now they will also be known for their digital Aging effect!
Cap came back at the end to pass on the mantle, his mantle that he totally earned and thrived upon. He gave the Shield to Sam and that was totally right of him to do. Sam deserved it more and here’s what Joe Russo had to say for it:
“Cap and Bucky are brothers but you know what’s interesting about them is they’re very different people and I think that Bucky always has the ability to have his mind corrupted, it can always be taken over by someone else. That hasn’t been resolved for him and Sam has his free will and I think that Sam also had a similar ethic as Cap as far as service goes in the military.
Sam still retains that spirit of service to the community and he lives in that circle very clearly in the movies. Comic books and movies are very different and our interpretation of the characters if you’ve been following the movies are very different from what the books are so as it stands in these films, Bucky is still a damaged character who I think feels like he doesn’t want the shield and I think that ultimately Sam is a character with free will who is the closest in morality to what Cap was and Cap believes he deserves it.”
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.