Avengers Postgame - What Have They Been Up To?

2020.05.27
Avengers Postgame - What Have They Been Up To?
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Dexian Wang
by Dexian Wang
Avengers Postgame - What Have They Been Up To?

It's been a year since Avengers: Endgame soared into theatres. The Russo Brothers celebrated the occasion by sharing a video they took from the back of a theatre, featuring the reactions to the iconic "Portals" scene where major heroes come back from the dead to battle Thanos! Take a look here.

Ah, those were the days when everyone could squeeze into a theatre to experience something new for the first time! Things were so much simpler then. The original 6 Avengers also appeared on Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards to accept the award for Best Movie and to spread some messages of positivity.

 

Feel happier yet? Let's take a stroll down memory lane and check out what the cast members have been up to in the year after the release of Endgame.

 

Robert Downey Jr.

After retiring from the role of Tony Stark, RDJ hosted The Age of A.I., a documentary series on YouTube, featuring him talking with other innovators, CEOs, professors and scientists about how artificial intelligence has shaped the world. He also starred in Disney's Dolittle, a reboot of the Doctor Dolittle franchise. In the leadup for the movie, RDJ did a ton of press including revealing interviews with Sam Jones and Joe Rogan. These interviews saw him dive deep into Marvel, Tropic Thunder, Martial Arts, his creative process, and post-Marvel life amongst many other subjects.

Dolittle

 

Chris Evans

I asked Chris what he had been up to since he hung up the red, white and blue. He just told me, "Nope, I don't think I will." Cheeky. Evans' first role was an Israeli Mossad agent in the rather forgettable The Red Sea Diving Resort. He then followed it by playing the incredibly smarmy Hugh "Ransom" Drysdale in one of the best films of the year, murder-mystery whodunit Knives Out. Currently, Evans is starring in Defending Jacob as Andy Barber, a district attorney whose son gets accused of murder in a case he's prosecuting. He also recently started an Instagram account, where he showed off a picture of a botched grooming attempt on his dog.

 

Chris Hemsworth

The God of Thunder found himself in a quick reunion with fellow Thor star, Tessa Thompson in Men in Black: International. Currently, Hemsworth is starring in one of the world's most viewed movies: Extraction, an action thriller produced by the Russo Brothers, his directors on the last two Avengers movies.

In related quarantine news: Hemsworth joined an online book-reading series of James and the Giant Peach to raise money for Partners in Health. It’s hosted by Thor director Taika Waititi and features a many other celebrities. He has also been promoting his Centr fitness programme, consisting of training, meal plans, and meditation. He's offering a free trial, so get moving... in the same living room you have been sitting in for the past month.

 

Mark Ruffalo

Professor Hulk has been politically active as usual, advocating for causes online, and making a small appearance in Gal Gadot's much-maligned Imagine singalong video. Other than that, Mark played real-life defence lawyer Robert Bilott in legal thriller Dark Waters, a gripping account of the environmental lawsuit against America's biggest chemical company Dupont.

Dark Waters

 

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson certainly had a 2019 to remember. Besides her sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame, she also starred in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, earning herself a duo of Academy nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the process. Most recently, she can be seen in stuntwoman/actress Zoë Bell's "Boss Bitch Fight Challenge" video, with a host of other female action stars, including Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh.

 

Jeremy Renner

Hawkeye hasn't had any new movies come out, but that hasn't stopped him from being in the headlines. Renner has been locked in an ugly custody battle with ex-wife Soni Pacheco. She accused him of trying to kill her (which he denied), while he claims that she was sex-obsessed and shared nude photos of him. He recently filed for a reduction in child support payments, citing a loss of income from the coronavirus pandemic.

Renner also notably had his app shut down after trolls hijacked it. Yes, we're surprised there was an official Jeremy Renner app too. You may also be surprised by this: In March, he released an album, The Medicine.

 

Tom Hiddleston

The Trickster God has been keeping busy, starring as Robert in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd. It was a sold-out West End run, and he then reprised the role in his Broadway debut, for a 17-week run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. On Halloween, he took the time to swap character costumes with his co-star Charlie Cox, dressing up as Daredevil. At the same time, Charlie rocked the horned God's getup. The fans loved it!

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Sorcerer Supreme appears in the final stretch of 1917 as Colonel Mackenzie, the officer the protagonist needs to reach. Mackenzie, annoyed by the revelation that he has duped into a trap, calls off the attack.

1917

 

Evangeline Lilly

In March, Evangeline Lily made a considerable fuss on social media about refusing to quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak. After a backlash from her fans, she apologised, proving once again that actors aren't necessarily the same as the roles they play on screen! Who would have thought!

 

Tom Holland

Just a few months after Endgame, Spidey was back in action in his movie Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film saw a grieving Peter Parker attempting to come back to terms with being alive again and the loss of his mentor. During the press tour, Tom Holland showcased a fantastic bromance with the actor playing the antagonist of his movie, Jake Gyllenhaal. It resulted in this Sean Paul-related gem while on BBC Radio 1.

 

Recently, Tom joined forces with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), to voice a pair of brothers on a magical quest for Pixar's Onward. The movie's opening, unfortunately, coincided with the pandemic outbreak. he also voices Dr. Dolittle's dog, Jip, in Dolittle.

 

Karen Gillan

The fiery redhead had a busy year after Endgame, appearing in the films Stuber, Spies in Disguise, All Creatures Here Below and The Call of the Wild. For most audiences, her most notable other role was that of the ass-kicking Ruby Roundhouse, which she reprised in Jumanji: The Next Level. The sequel was also incredibly successful, grossing $796.6 million worldwide against a $125 million budget to become the tenth highest-grossing film of 2019.