The stars of Avengers: Endgame continued their publicity tour with a stop on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. And while they didn’t reveal what happens after Thanos evaporated half the population, they did answer some questions about themselves and their characters.
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Don Cheadle appeared in the bit answering questions from Late Show staffers. Here are some of the highlights.
Scarlett Johansson shared that the real-life superpower she’d choose would be getting rid of all the garbage. So despite the DC-Marvel schism, she clearly has a lot in common with Aquaman.
Don Cheadle shared that his (contractually-mandated) favorite superhero is Iron Man. His Mighty Ducks fandom seemed more sincere, so much so that he seems to believe that the plot of the movie is actually his real life. He also stole a toaster, which you’d think wouldn’t be necessary for a movie star.
While several actors said Thanos is the Avengers’ biggest enemy, Chris Evans said “Honestly, I’d say chafing. If you’ve ever run through an interdimensional portal wearing a skintight bodysuit you know what I mean.” Evans also quashed long-running rumors that Captain America would get involved in politics. “I think he does more good outside the system. Like Oprah, but with more punching.”
Brie Larson scared us by saying Captain Marvel would use “compassion” to take down Thanos, but she quickly changed course: “No, I’m gonna punch him into the sun.” She also revealed that her character says she’s allergic to scallops but really just doesn’t like them. Even superheroes aren’t perfect.
Chris Hemsworth revealed that there’s more than a hammer in Thor’s toolkit: his Allen Wrench is forged by Dwarven blacksmiths and available at Ikea. He also shared spoilers with one staff member who, sadly, he then had to “straight up murder.”
And while we’re sure they have other things in common, Jeremy Renner doesn’t have aim as good as his character, Hawkeye. Just ask the staffer who took an arrow to the chest instead of through the apple perched on his head, William Tell style.
The whole bit is worth watching, if only because you have to fill the time between now and April 26 with something, right?