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Updated on Aug 8, 2019. Posted on Mar 8, 2019

17 Unscripted Marvel Movie Moments That Actually Made It Into The Films

These are so good.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite improvised and unscripted moments from Marvel movies. Here are the brilliant results.

1. In Avengers: Infinity War, Dave Bautista improvised the iconic "Why is Gamora?" bit.


The script was supposed to end with Robert Downey Jr.'s line, but Dave Bautista, who played Drax, randomly added "I'll do you one better: Why is Gamora?," to which screenwriter Chirstoper Markus replied: "OK, you’re very good at your job."


2. In Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan ad-libbed the "hey, auntie" line when addressing Angela Bassett's character for the first time.


During an interview, Angela Bassett "auditioned" for the role of Killmonger, and after performing the famous Michael B. Jordan line, she said, "I think he improvised that line, too."


3. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. improvised the "please be a secret door, please be a secret door" line right before the secret door opened.


He even improvised that subtle "yay!" after it opened. Iconic.


4. In Thor: The Dark World, Chris Hemsworth was playing with Thor's hammer between scenes and thought it'd be funny to hang it on the coat hook during one of the takes.


While discussing the latest Thor movie, Kevin Feige admitted that they wanted to bring a lot of Chris Hemsworth's natural humor into the character and scenes: “With this movie, Taika takes a little page out of the little moments in the other Thor films where Hemsworth is funny, like his improv of hanging his hammer on a coat hook in The Dark World.”


5. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. improvised that whole "hug" scene.


Tom Holland said that he just thought it'd be funny to try to hug RDJ during the scene, "and Robert's instincts are so good that he was like, 'Oh, I'm not trying to hug you. I'm just trying to get the door.' And then when we did it you heard all the producers laugh."


6. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell instinctively touched Chris Evans' massive pecs while shooting the scene where she first saw him shirtless.


The director liked it so much that they even shot a few different versions of that scene: "When Chris Evans first took his shirt off on the set of Captain America, I just instinctively grabbed his man boob. They kept it in the film. So we did a couple of takes of me being really inappropriate with my hand on his pec for the duration of the scene."


7. In Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth created the whole "get help" gag off-the-cuff.


Director Taika Waititi really wanted to showcase Chris Hemsworth's comedic talents, and there were plenty of opportunities. They often shot scenes multiple times and in a lot of different ways: "He encouraged improvisation from his stars and was happy to shoot loads of versions of each scenes to tease out the comedy – and in the 'Get Help' scene it definitely did the trick."

8. In Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch made an impromptu joke about Wong's name and called him "Beyoncé," whom he's never heard of. In the next scene, Wong was listening to Beyoncé as "research."


In an interview, the actor who plays Wong confirmed that it was improvised. He said Benedict Cumberbatch "just threw [the lines] at me," and he reacted accordingly.


9. In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. deviated from the script and ad-libbed the famous "I am Iron Man" line.


Marvel's Kevin Feige said this ad-lib "inspired us to go further in trusting ourselves to find balance of staying true to the comics and the spirit of the comics but not being afraid to adapt and evolve and to change things."


10. In Thor: Ragnarok, the "He's a friend from work!" line was actually improvised by a kid from Make-A-Wish who was visiting the set.


You probably know that a lotttttt of Thor: Ragnarok's dialogue was improvised, but one of the most famous lines from the film was actually ad-libbed by a child. Chris Hemsworth recalled the event, saying, “We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day. He goes, ‘You know, you should say, ‘He’s a friend from work!'” Everyone loved it, and the rest was history.


11. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jeremy Renner joked about shooting Quicksilver in the back before the camera stopped rolling, and they kept it in.


It's true! And now the "nobody would know" comment is one of Hawkeye's most memorable lines.


12. In Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland forgot his blocking, so RDJ stayed in character and said "you're supposed to move now so I can sit on the bed."


The whole thing was revealed in the movie's DVD commentary: “This line right here about the leg. Tom forgot the blocking of the scene and of course that’s Robert staying in character, telling him, 'You’re supposed to move now so I can sit on the bed.' Not only does he use it, but he uses it in a way that’s really entertaining and fun. That’s such a dexterous and inventive move on an actor’s part."


13. In Black Panther, Winston Duke decided to make gorilla sounds to assert M'Baku's power when Martin Freeman's character tried to step in.


Director Ryan Coogler said in the DVD commentary that the improvised animal sounds were a perfect ad-lib because the character of Ross was "very powerful where he's from, so there's this idea to kind of get in there and talk and mix it up, but this was M'Baku's way to say 'nah, I'm not talking to you right now.'"

14. In Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth completely fabricated the whole childhood snake story off the top of his head.


Director Taika Waititi revealed that they shot about six different versions of that story, and the snake one stuck. Apparently another version involved Thor's love of Turkish rugs: "In this one say: 'I was walking through a field, and I saw a lovely Turkish rug in the middle of the grass, and I love Turkish rugs, so I went to stand on it, and it was Loki and he turned back into Loki and there was a hole and I fell through the hole and was impaled on a whole lot of spikes.'”


15. In The Avengers, 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.


Apparently RDJ hides snacks on pretty much every movie set he's on. Luckily both Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo played along while shooting this Avengers scene.


16. In Thor, Chris Hemsworth ad-libbed the "another!" line after drinking his first sip of coffee, and then he threw the cup on the ground.


The president of Marvel Studios really liked this unscripted moment, and everyone's reactions when Hemsworth hurled the mug to the floor were priceless.


17. And, of course, in Avengers: Infinity War, Tom Holland improvised his final lines before disintegrating and turning to dust.


Joe Russo, who was a co-director on the film, told Tom Holland to “act like you don’t want to go." The rest was movie magic.


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