See how They Made the Cap vs. Cap Fight in Avengers: Endgame
It was one of the greatest fights in Marvel Cinematic Universe history. There, we said it. Think about how many fights there have been in the MCU, and then think about how many you enjoyed more than watching Captain America fight Captain America in Avengers: Endgame? Not that many, right? Now we have a fantastic behind-the-scenes video from Marvel showing us exactly how they pulled off this iconic brawl.
The fight is yet more proof that not only was a tremendous amount of visual effects work required to pull off the Russo Brothers’ epic ambitions for Endgame but just how much meticulously every little detail needed to be tended to. In their first crack at Cap v Cap, both the future Captain America, from 2023, and the past Captain America, from 2012, were without their cowls. When they tested the scene, however, viewers found it difficult to tell which Cap was which. So they had to bring in a VFX company to digitally create 2012’s Cap’s cowl—and match Chris Evan’s face and head size into the cowl (replacing the stunt double’s face and head)—into the scene. That’s just one little detail. Basically, the only parts of this fight that weren’t CGI were the two different actors playing Captain America during the fight (initially stunt doubles, then Chris Evans playing both parts for coverage), the stairs, and the floor beneath them. Everything else had to be digitally added or re-created to pull the fight off.
Check out the creation of the Cap v Cap fight here:
For more of our Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray and digital download coverage, check out how Thanos was able to destroy Cap’s shield, read our piece on one very well-hidden Easter Egg, more from the commentary track from directors Joe and Anthony Russo and screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the comic book callbacks, the bloopers, and the creation of Smart Hulk.
Featured image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME. L to R: Captain America (Chris Evans) in b/g Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2019