The Avengers Has Been Said Shockingly Few Times In MCU Movies
A new video compiles every scene in which “The Avengers“ is said in the MCU, and it’s fewer times than many might expect. Beginning in 2008 with Iron Man, the MCU now totals 28 feature films, the most recent of which is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Although the core team of Avengers no longer exists, the group of heroes first assembled in 2012’s The Avengers, seeing Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) work together to defeat Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
The Avengers had three direct sequels, with several core members of the team also releasing solo films in between. Avengers: Age of Ultron is largely considered the most divisive of the Avengers films, but both subsequent releases — Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame — proved incredibly popular, with the latter briefly holding the title of the highest-grossing movie of all time. Avengers: Endgame marked the conclusion for the superhero super-team as it had previously existed, seeing the death of both Black Widow and Iron Man, with Evans also bidding farewell to the franchise. The ramifications of the team’s actions, however, continue to be felt within the MCU today.
A new edit assembled by a user named CaptCoulson on Reddit compiles every mention of “the Avengers” across the films of the MCU and, considering how important the team is, it’s not actually said that many times. The video features 63 mentions of the superhero team which, at 28 MCU films in total, is just over 2 times on average per movie. Check out the video below:
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Although the video doesn’t include the times that “the Avengers” are mentioned in the Disney+ MCU shows like Loki, Hawkeye, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel, 63 times is still fewer than many fans might have expected. Even in MCU films that take place between Avengers movies, the actions of the hero team often play a big role in the plot. In Captain America: Civil War, for example, most of the plot of the movie revolves around the disagreement between Captain America and Iron Man over whether the Avengers team should be subject to government oversight.
Despite the surprisingly few mentions of the Avengers team across the movies of the MCU, the video serves as a well-edited reminder of just how far the franchise has come since 2008. After a handful of solo movies, introducing beloved heroes like Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Chris Evans’ Captain America, the Avengers worked through internal turmoil and potentially galaxy-ending threats before essentially disbanding in Avengers: Endgame. It’s now been over 3 years since the grand finale to the Infinity Saga and the MCU is once more introducing new heroes for fans to care about. In a few years’ time, it’s possible that an entirely new version of the Avengers will exist with even more mentions of the team needed to be incorporated into the video.