MouseInfo was invited to Los Angeles this weekend to sit down with cast and creators of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. So, so, so many of Earth’s Mightiest assembled in one place and it was a pretty spectacular experience.
Among those in attendance were Jeff Goldblum as the surpirse moderator, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Holland, Anthonie Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoey Saldana, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff and Josh Brolin. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was also present along with Russo brother directors Joseph and Anthony Russo.
Here are some of the top moments from the cast and creators of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!
Jeff Goldblum needs to be Grandmaster all the time
Jeff Goldblum as the surprise moderator was a total hit. He was basically his Marvel Cinematic Universe character the Grandmaster the entire time. Fun little tidbit before we get into how amazing he is: Bill Rogers — the official voice of Disneyland — was there to introduce him as moderator! Because of the unique circumstance of the gigantic cast, Jeff had a bingo ball hopper and on each ball was either a name or a category that would then be what questions could be asked. There was also wild ball where Goldblum could pick the person or category.
It kept the conference going, and was a great way to make sure everyone got asked a question with such a big cast. He has such great chemistry with the cast, that it really made it feel that we were just having causal conversations with them. I just really need him to be his character at all times.
The cast couldn’t say anything about the film
While this might seem annoying, because the entire point of a press conference is to promote and talk about the film, this actually made for some pretty funny moments. Especially with Chris Pratt who when asked how Star Lord felt when he saw humans for the first time after thirty years, he started to talk about Bass Fishing. It then led to the rest of the cast talking nonsense about sports fishing.
When another journalist asked Winston Duke if Wakanda survives in this film, he proceeds to say, “Hey, my boss is sitting right here” pointing to Kevin Feige, “We are still trying to work on Black Panther 2.” But with that answer I’m sure Wakanda survives this great war. He was very funny and continued, “As you know, I can’t say anything, so great question, thanks for asking that one,” Duke said. “I didn’t read a script, I did not say anything, and Kevin is the room trying to set me up on my second movie!”
Robert Downey Jr. loves to cuss and make fun of his castmates
One of the first questions that was asked was to Robert Downey Jr. who immediately started cussing and taking no qualms about it. He was asked if he was returning for AVENGERS 4, in which he responded that he didn’t know, but then walked over and whispered into Feige’s ear, and responded, “Oh yeah, we already filmed it.” He was making fun and playing with pretty much everyone in the cast, especially Jeff Goldblum which he said they have a love, hate complicated relationship. Which, obviously, is not true.
The cast handles some difficult questions really well
Scarlett Johannsen was asked about the fashion in INFINITY WAR, in which she answered, “I don’t know how to answer that questions,” she laughed. “I wear a leather unitard for most of this film. I have been for the last ten years. So, if you think of any fashion elements that you would like to include, let us know. I have a new vest, so that was pretty exciting. I have a new hairstyle, as well. It’s a little bit polarizing but it was a choice I made and I’m sticking by it.”
Don’t mess with Thanos
Josh Brolin’s question was who is Thanos most impressed with in the Avengers? His response left everyone laughing. “Obviously I didn’t do my job. Being a person of the color purple, and being naked on the set the whole time I was doing this in order to create a vibe of fear, I really thought that I scared everybody but apparently not.”
Who is Thano’s weakness? Anthony Mackie! Brolin noted, “Everybody has their weakness and Anthony Mackie is Thanos’ weakness, who is also naked on set, quite often.”
The cast really loves each other
With a huge cast like INFINITY WAR it’s not surprising if not everyone gets along during filming. But as Paul Bettany said, “We’ve been making these movies for a long time. We’ve all gone through real life stuff together. People have had children, people have gotten married, people have gotten divorced…I’ve never been on a set where people choose not to go back to their trailers and stay on set to make fun of each other.”
It’s hard to believe that this journey with these characters are almost coming to an end. We personally can’t wait to see how this all unfolds, and it is pretty clear that these actors loved being a part of every minute.
See it for Yourself
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR promises to be an unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe bringing to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR rages on in theaters April 27, 2018.