The 12 Best Improvisations From Marvel Actors

From Robert Downey Jr.’s “I am Iron Man” to Tom Holland’s “I don’t want to leave, sir.” We compiled some of the scenes that were not in the script of the UCM movies and they have remained to be remembered.

Think of a movie marve cinematic universehe. In any. Surely a phrase that has already become mythical comes to mind. Some of them were in the script. Others were born in the heads of their actors. “I am Iron Man”, “I don’t want to go, sir”, “He’s a friend from work”, “Better yet, why is Gamora?”, “test me, Beyoncé” Y “you cut your hair?” are just a few examples of the improvisational work of the franchise’s performers. And they bear the signature of Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Dave Bautista, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Evans.

In SensaCinema we collect 12 classic phrases and moments from Marvel movies that were improvised by the actors:


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In Avengers: Infinity Warwhen Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) meets for the first time in the Sanctum Sanctorum with Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Tony Stark/Hombre de Hierro (Robert Downey Jr.), things don’t start off too well between Marvel’s Sorcerer and Armored Avenger.

“Protect your reality, motherfucker”, Doctor Strange tells Tony Stark after the latter mocks him. Benedict Cumberbatch has recently revealed that he improvised the end of that phrase, which in the original version sounds like this: “It’s protecting your reality, douchebag” (in Spanish “douchebag” translates as “asshole”).

“I remember when I called him an ‘asshole’ on set,” the actor recounted in THR. “There was kind of a domino effect: ‘Oh my God. Did you just call Iron Man an idiot?’ They kept it up. Good for them. And then he got the same kind of response in the movies. He was just… I got bored of being compared to Liberace or any other answer from the guy with the same goatee in front of me, so I tried to take him down. It’s so much fun to play with those things.“.

Taika Waititi, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017)

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Thor: Ragnarok It’s full of wildly funny moments. Director Taika Waititi’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Fans of the franchise really liked it and perhaps part of the film’s comedy is due to improvisation. Tom Hiddleston, who gives life to Lokihas told that the sequence in which the god of mischief and his brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) decide to use the game “Help” from his childhood to distract enemies, it was improvised.

It all came from the brilliant and inventive imagination of Taika Waititi,” Hiddleston begins in IMDb. “Taika came in in the morning and said, ‘It would be so much fun if you went into the room and pretended it was a game you played as a child.’. As we were working on it, it was totally improvised. That gives you an idea of ​​how Taika works,” he adds.

Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Iron Man’ (2008)

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe It has many mythical script lines and one of them is, without a doubt, “I am Iron Man”. The first time fans heard it was at the end of Hombre de Hierro. Then, as if the circle was closed, Tony Stark he repeated it before sacrificing himself and snapping his fingers in Avengers: Endgame. The phrase was improvised by Robert Downey Jr.

When the actor went off script and said those words, the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige was surprised by the choice and approved to leave it in the final cut of the film. Actually, that sentence changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. “That success inspired us to push ourselves further with confidence to find the balance between being true to the comics and their spirit, but not being afraid to adapt, evolve and change things.”said Feige in Deadline.

Tom Holland in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

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The end of Avengers: Infinity War showed some of the franchise’s superheroes disappearing as a result of the snap of Thanos (Josh Brolin). Tom Holland, the person in charge of giving life to Peter Parker/spider-man, improvised the moment in which his character is a victim of the Titan. Specifically, when Spider-Man says: “I don’t want to go, sir”.

The film’s directors, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, revealed this detail during a Q&A event (with questions and answers from fans). Joe Russo recounted that all they told Holland was: “Act like you don’t want to leave”. This led the actor to say his already mythical phrase.

Dave Bautista in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

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drax became one of the funniest characters in Avengers: Infinity War. In addition to causing laughter by demonstrating his (failed) invisibility power, he also made the audience laugh with his question: “Better yet, why is Gamora?”. The moment occurs when the Guardians of the Galaxy They are with Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) Tony Stark/Hombre de Hierro (Robert Downey Jr.) and Peter Parker/spider-man (Tom Holland).

In an interview with Yahoo!, the screenwriter Christopher Markus said that in the script there were only the two sentences before Drax’s. The moment begins with Peter Quill/star-lord (Chris Pratt) asking, “Where’s Gamora?” To which Tony Stark replies, “Better yet, who is Gamora?” When Bautista saw it, he proposed his phrase. “It was like: Good. You’re good at your job.”Markus recalls.

Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019)

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the ways of Tony Stark/Hombre de Hierro (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) separated after what happened in Captain America: Civil War. Both characters would not see each other again until Avengers: Endgameafter the Armored Avenger was rescued in mid-space by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). In their first meeting after years without seeing each other, Tony Stark takes out the anger that he keeps inside him and calls the Sentinel of Liberty. “liar”. This was improvised by Robert Downey Jr.

I think it was one of the most inspired performances of Downey in the film.. Go back to… This is the guy who felt abandoned by his dad, you can see his intimacy and trust issues in that moment when he turns on Captain America,” co-director Anthony Russo told Empire.

Hayley Atwell in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)

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Captain America the First Avenger marked the debut of Chris Evans in the role of the Sentinel of Liberty. In this installment, the character meets for the first time Peggy Carter. Hayley Atwell, the person in charge of giving life to the character, improvised one of the moments in the film. It happened when Steve Rogers receives the super soldier serum and she raises her hand to touch her chest. Actually, it is about the reaction that Atwell had when he saw the physique of her co-star.

When Evans first took off his shirt on the set of Captain America, I instinctively touched his chest.. They left it in the movie. So we did a couple of shots in which I kept touching his pectoral throughout the whole scene,” the actress told esquire.

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Doctor Strange’ (2016)

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Doctor Strange (Doctor Strange)the debut of Marvel Sorcerer Supreme in the franchise, it also features an impromptu catchphrase. When Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) first meets the bookseller Wong (Benedict Wong), the protagonist compares his name with that of other artists without a last name such as Adele and Eminem. Later, when the superhero-to-be asks for a book from the Kamar-Taj library and Wong tells him that he’s not ready to read it, Stephen Strange replies: “Test me, Beyoncé”. Benedict Wong revealed in screen rant that his scene partner improvised that line: “He just threw it at me.”

A child in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017)

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You read well. This improvisation was not done by any actor Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s god of thunder. Actually, one of the most remembered phrases from the film directed by Taika Waititi was the idea of ​​a child who visited the filming set: “He’s a friend from work”. It occurs when the Asgardian superhero arrives at sakaar and there he is forced to face off against Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) as part of the show Great master (Jeff Goldblum). The phrase is said by Thor when he discovers who his opponent is.

“We had a child, a child of make-a-wish on set that day. He goes and says, ‘You know, you should say: He’s a friend from work!’recounted Hemsworth in ew about improvisation.

Samuel L. Jackson in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (2019)

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“Probably not”. That answered Samuel L. Jackson, actor who gives life to Nick Furywhen asked if the phrase “Come on man, if you’ve been in space” (in English: “Bitch, please. You’ve been to space”) was improvised by him. The moment occurs in Spider-Man: Far From Home when Nick Fury tries to recruit Peter Parker (Tom Holland) for a mission and Spider-Man refuses. It was Jake Gyllenhaal, who played Quentin Beck/mysterio in the film, who confirmed in CBM that it was improvised: “I am here, I was there and I attest. It was improvised”.

Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016)

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Robert Downey Jr. is one of the actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who has left the most improvised moments in the franchise films. In addition to those that we have already told you about before, the interpreter can also add to his list Captain America: Civil War. The moment happens when Tony Stark/Hombre de Hierro visit to Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and tells him that he knows he is Spider-Man and that he wants to recruit him to his team. During the filming of the scene, Tom Holland forgot to sit up to make room for his scene partner, and Downey Jr. fixed the problem by staying in character.

“Tom forgot about scene blocking, and of course, that’s Robert in character saying, ‘You’re supposed to move so I can sit on the bed.’ He doesn’t just use it, he uses it in a way It’s very entertaining and fun”declared Anthony Russo, the film’s co-director with his brother Joe Russo, in the film’s commentary.

Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

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The reunion between Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Avengers: Infinity War It is one of the scenes most remembered by fans. In the midst of the chaos of the battle of wakandan, both characters take time to greet each other and talk about their new ‘looks’. “Have you cut your hair?” asks the Sentinel of Liberty. “I see you copied my beard,” Thor replies. This exchange of phrases was the idea of ​​Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth.

That’s how he told it ewa medium who went to the filming of the film: “Evans suggested that when they meet, they do what friends do after being apart for a while: talk about their haircuts. In a way, they have changed their style. Thor has a cut clean, but Captain America sports ragged locks and a beard. ‘I’ll say: Short hair? Good choice,’ says Evans as he throws a right hook at an invisible Outrider. ‘And I’ll say: Yours too. The beard. Very tough ‘ says Hemsworth. They’re still working on it as they get on camera.”