Top 50 The Avengers Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Avengers facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Avengers film message.

In 'The Avengers', there is a small screen showing the heat signature in the room where Loki is being held which shows that he has a cold body temperature because he is a frost giant.
In 'The Avengers', there is a small screen showing the heat signature in the room where Loki is being held which shows that he has a cold body temperature because he is a frost giant.

In Marvel's The Avengers, after Hawkeye says "They can't bank worth a damn, find a tight corner", Jarvis immediately plots a route around a corner on Tony's helmet display.

The Avengers Trivia

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  1. Robert Downey Jr. always hid snacks around the set for when he got hungry. One day he randomly offered Chris Evans blueberries in the middle of a scene, and they kept it in.

  2. Tony Stark calls out one of the bridge crew for playing Galaga. As soon as Stark leaves, he starts playing again and you can see his current score is the same as the high score. He was in the middle of his best game ever.

  3. Ignore the 'Bierkeller' signs. When Loki orders the citizens of 'Stuttgart' to kneel in The Avengers (2012), that's the Tower City Complex on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio (which once housed Higbee's, the department store where Ralphie first sees the Red Ryder BB Gun in 1983's A Christmas Story).

  4. During Loki's attack in Germany, Steve Rogers compares Loki with Adolf Hitler. Hitler died in 1945, 6 years after the beginning of WW2. Loki died during Infinity War in 2018, 6 years after the Avengers.

The Avengers Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - In the end credit scene, Thanos's aid tells him "to challenge [humans] is to court death." This is a nod to Thanos's comic-book motive, which was to literally court/marry Lady Death.
    In the end credit scene, Thanos's aid tells him "to challenge [humans] is to court death." This is a nod to Thanos's comic-book motive, which was to literally court/marry Lady Death.
  • When Tony meets Bruce for the first time he compliments him on his "unparalleled" work in the field of antielectron (aka positron) collisions. The byproduct of positron/electron collisions is gamma ray photons. Tony is praising the research that turned Banner into the Hulk.

  • A similar musical cue is used when we think Tony Stark is about to sacrifice himself as to when he actually does sacrifice himself.

  • 1 - On the S.H.I.E.L.D screens showing the aftermath of the NYC attack, you can see they are file "A113." A nod to Disney and their animated movies.
    On the S.H.I.E.L.D screens showing the aftermath of the NYC attack, you can see they are file "A113." A nod to Disney and their animated movies.

The Avengers Hidden Details

1 - After the Cloak of Levitation smacks Tony Stark for leaning on the Cauldron of the Cosmos, the echo in the Cauldron sounds distant and rings faintly for longer than expected, as if the cauldron has a lot more space on the inside.
After the Cloak of Levitation smacks Tony Stark for leaning on the Cauldron of the Cosmos, the echo in the Cauldron sounds distant and rings faintly for longer than expected, as if the cauldron has a lot more space on the inside.
1 - Tony makes a comment about meeting up after the battle at a Shawarma place near by. This is how he knew where it was -- He saw it earlier, during the battle.
Tony makes a comment about meeting up after the battle at a Shawarma place near by. This is how he knew where it was -- He saw it earlier, during the battle.
1 - When Hawkeye fires at Maria Hill, even though he's shooting a gun, he positions his body with his shoulder blades very far back, just as he would if he were firing bow and arrow. Almost everyone other S.H.I.E.L.D agent in the film uses the traditional 'cup and saucer' method.
When Hawkeye fires at Maria Hill, even though he's shooting a gun, he positions his body with his shoulder blades very far back, just as he would if he were firing bow and arrow. Almost everyone other S.H.I.E.L.D agent in the film uses the traditional 'cup and saucer' method.
1 - : When Natasha Romanov says that Bruce Banner probably doesnt want to break his streak of a year without incident, Bruce replies that he doesnt everytime gets what he wants, while gently rocking an empty baby cradle.
: When Natasha Romanov says that Bruce Banner probably doesnt want to break his streak of a year without incident, Bruce replies that he doesnt everytime gets what he wants, while gently rocking an empty baby cradle.

While recruiting the Hulk, Black Widow shows him the Tesseract on a phone, but Nick Fury shows the same information to Captain America on paper because he isn't used to modern technology.

When Bruce has his first transformation into the Hulk, he lands on a surface that says "Warning Contents Under Pressure" mirroring Bruce's situation.

After his Jonah and the Whale stunt, Iron Man crash lands next to the shawarma restaurant.

When Thor and Loki argue on the mountain top, two ravens fly by. In Norse mythology, Odin has two ravens, Huggin and Munnin, who watch over Earth for him

1 - When Thor and Iron Man exchange headbutts in The Avengers (2012), Iron Man flies backward and turns toward the camera, showing a giant dent in his face-plate from Thor's attack.
When Thor and Iron Man exchange headbutts in The Avengers (2012), Iron Man flies backward and turns toward the camera, showing a giant dent in his face-plate from Thor's attack.

Even though Barton is being mind controlled by Loki, he still respects Nick Fury enough to call him Director Fury

1 - The countdown to the nuke detonation matches near-exactly with the actual film time, unlike many movies which stretch out the count.
The countdown to the nuke detonation matches near-exactly with the actual film time, unlike many movies which stretch out the count.
1 - In several scenes in The Avengers (2012) Tony wears a Black Sabboth shirt, a nod to the band's song in 1970, "Iron Man"
In several scenes in The Avengers (2012) Tony wears a Black Sabboth shirt, a nod to the band's song in 1970, "Iron Man"

Tony Stark makes fun of a S.H.E.I.L.D. agent for playing Galaga. At the end, the Avengers' goal is to blow up a giant bug shaped alien spaceship.

1 - When Banner is talking to Widow about The Hulk, he tells Widow that he "doesn't always get what he wants." He takes this moment to push cradle hinting at his familial desires.
When Banner is talking to Widow about The Hulk, he tells Widow that he "doesn't always get what he wants." He takes this moment to push cradle hinting at his familial desires.
1 - When Stark pulls out the blueprints for Avengers Tower it is shown that each member gets their own specialized section.
When Stark pulls out the blueprints for Avengers Tower it is shown that each member gets their own specialized section.

Tony comments to Pepper about the security breach in his private Stark Tower elevator. Later, Dr. Selvig is able to go to the roof of the building and set up the tesseract portal without anyone knowing because of that breach.

1 - When Ultron asks Ulysses Klaue about his vibranium, Klaue hints at the scar on his neck which he got from T'Chaka when he stole the metal. We later find this out in Black Panther.
When Ultron asks Ulysses Klaue about his vibranium, Klaue hints at the scar on his neck which he got from T'Chaka when he stole the metal. We later find this out in Black Panther.

After Tony Stark has successfully hacked into S.H.I.E.L.D database he ask Nick Fury what phase 2 is. This is a reference to the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe being divided in different phases where The Avengers marks the end of phase 1.

Moments after the team receives word of Coulson, Tony's arc reactor light is shut off representing his broken heart

Loki sheds a subtle tear when saying "Sentiment".

1 - When Heimdall prays to the all father for dark magic to teleport banner, Loki in the first Avengers film, references dark magic for Thor's teleportation to earth.
When Heimdall prays to the all father for dark magic to teleport banner, Loki in the first Avengers film, references dark magic for Thor's teleportation to earth.

The "RK" and "ST" are destroyed inadvertently by Loki, leading to Stark Tower becoming the Avengers Tower.

1 - : When Natasha gives the details of the Tesseract to Banner, you can see a magazine cover with a cartoon of two faces in one. It represents the guru-chela (Master-Disciple) relationship in Hindu culture. This probably points to the relationship between Banner and Hulk.
: When Natasha gives the details of the Tesseract to Banner, you can see a magazine cover with a cartoon of two faces in one. It represents the guru-chela (Master-Disciple) relationship in Hindu culture. This probably points to the relationship between Banner and Hulk.

Joss Whedon wanted to show Hawkeye being the best archer by not having him look towards the arrow.

1 - For a few frames Loki's stunt double's face can clearly be seen
For a few frames Loki's stunt double's face can clearly be seen
1 - When Agent Coulson is talking to Natasha about Hawkeye, you can see some footage on a computer screen. The operator is Stephen Morton, a VFX crew member, and the coordinates points to where the VFX was rendered.
When Agent Coulson is talking to Natasha about Hawkeye, you can see some footage on a computer screen. The operator is Stephen Morton, a VFX crew member, and the coordinates points to where the VFX was rendered.
1 - There is a Quinjet in the hologram of Star Tower, which would one day house an Quinjet Launch Bay
There is a Quinjet in the hologram of Star Tower, which would one day house an Quinjet Launch Bay
1 - The shwarma place Tony was talking about at the end is shown during the Battle of New York.
The shwarma place Tony was talking about at the end is shown during the Battle of New York.

The scene where Steve, Natasha, and Bruce arrive at the bridge contains several interesting details.

Plot concerning the team first assembling to stop Loki, the team fighting each other in a forest, The Hulk being used by Loki to defeat the Avengers and them finally capturing him by working together were inspired by the first Avengers comic from 1963

A deleted scene in The Avengers (2012) introduces Captain America with a newspaper from WWI (July 28, 1914), as seen at 0:02 - 0:03, rather than WWII

1 - When The Other mentions courting death, Thanos smiles. This is because in the original Infinity Gauntlet comic, Thanos literally courts Lady Death.
When The Other mentions courting death, Thanos smiles. This is because in the original Infinity Gauntlet comic, Thanos literally courts Lady Death.
1 - Thor's classic line, "he's adopted" generated significant controversy from the adoption community, even demanding that Marvel Studios issued a formal apology for that line
Thor's classic line, "he's adopted" generated significant controversy from the adoption community, even demanding that Marvel Studios issued a formal apology for that line

Phil Coulson dates a Cellist. In Real Life, Clark Gregg wrote the screen play for What Lies Beneath, about a Concert Cellist.

The Helicarrier is numbered 64, since Joss Whedon was born in 1964.

The Avengers poster
The Avengers poster

The Avengers Plot

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Avengers. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Joss Whedon
Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
IMDB score 8.0