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The Tributes To Stan Lee At The Avengers: Endgame Premiere Will Make You Sob Like A Baby

I'm not crying, you're crying.

The time is finally here, folks. After months of waiting, the premiere of Avengers: Endgame has arrived and that means we can finally get some closure on Infinity War‘s cataclysmic snappening ending.

While the red carpet event was a star-studded affair as expected, complete with Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson absolutely rocking some Infinite Gauntlet inspired jewellry, the highlight of the Endgame premiere was unquestionably when a heap of stars paid tributes to the late and great Stan Lee.

Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Wong, and Paul Rudd all shared some touching anecdotes about working with Stan, as well as their memories of meeting him.

But perhaps the sweetest story about Stan came from Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in the Guardians Of The Galaxy films.  She recalls the first time she met Stan, how he was in awe of all the make-up that was used to turn her into Nebula, and how he went full cheerleader when she told him that she was about to film a big fight scene.

Sorry, be right back, got an Infinity Stone in my eye…

It’ll be a bittersweet moment to see Stan come up on the screen when we all finally watch Endgame since that’ll be one of the final times we’ll see him in a Marvel film.

With Endgame running well over three hours, here’s hoping that Stan gets the final farewell he deserves and plenty of tears will be shed. I sure as hell will be crying.

Excelsior, truest believer.

Here’s Every Single Marvel Post-Credits Scene To Prep For Avengers: Endgame

Anyone feel up for some shwarma?

It’s finally time, folks. After months of teasers, trailers, theories about who lives and who dies, and whether shoving Ant-Man up Thanos’ butt is a good idea, Avengers: Endgame is finally here.

It’s been 21 films, 11 years, a couple of different Hulks, and several memorable Stan Lee cameos but we’re about to get closure on a big chapter of the MCU as the stars hit the red carpet for what is presumably the last time as this particular ensemble.

To celebrate the much-hyped release of Endgame, Marvel has decided to celebrate it in the most appropriate way possible by releasing every single MCU post-credits scene.

This whole odyssey started with the very first end-credits scene in Iron Man, which was initially done as nothing more than a gag, so it just seems right that we should end this leg of the journey by binging on every single after-credits scene in order to prep for Endgame.

Now since there’s 21 scenes, we’re going to stop talking now and let you enjoy them all right here. We sure as hell are.

Even Chris Hemsworth Thought He Sucked In The First Two Thor Films Too, He's Only Human After All

In all honesty, Chris was the only thing that made the first couple of Thor films tolerable.

When you’re a blockbuster-making machine like Marvel is, not every film that’s pumped out is going to be a winner. For every Black Panther that comes out, there’s an Incredible Hulk or Iron Man 2 to balance it out.

But if I were to pick out the absolute worst films that have come out of the MCU so far, I will have no hesitation naming Thor and Thor: The Dark World as Marvel’s worst efforts (so far). When the best thing you can say about those films is “at least the next Marvel movie can’t get any worse” then you know you’ve got a stinker on your hands.

I’m far from the only one with that opinion but the one person who is best positioned to really critique the films is Chris Hemsworth and he’s not exactly been enamoured with his work on the first two Thor films.

Apparently not.

In a new chat with Yahoo Movies, Chris said that he felt “underwhelmed” with what he was bringing to Thor in the character’s two solo films as well as all the Avengers team ups. So if you thought Chris and the first two Thor films sucked, don’t worry because he did too.

“When we came into Ragnarok, I was sort of exhausted of what I’d been doing and a little sort of underwhelmed by what I was putting out there, you know?” 

Being the top bloke that he is, Chris didn’t blame anyone but himself for all the shortcomings of the character, saying that he felt he had put himself “in a box with what the character could do”. It was when Taika Waititi came onboard for Thor: Ragnarok that he felt he could finally break free and go bonkers with Thor, calling his experience on that third film “liberating and freeing.”

This isn’t the first time Chris has roasted his pre-Ragnarok Thor work, having previously called The Dark World “meh” in an interview with GQ, and it’s quite refreshing to have someone who isn’t afraid to say “yep, I sucked” as opposed to the usual PR spin of “the critics are wrong” or “we did it for the fans”.

Your words, not mine.

Perhaps more people should be more self-critical like Chris because his revamped take on Thor paid off in Ragnarok as that film raked in all the critical acclaim and box-office dollars that the first two Thor films didn’t.

While we have no idea what’s happening in Endgame, the brief bits we’ve seen of Thor so far shows that we can expect more goofy God of Thunder shenanigans. Long-haired Thor had his moments, but we dig short-haired Thor far better so here’s hoping he and his new axe sticks around a bit longer when Tony Stark and Steve Rogers inevitably call it a day.

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