The Avengers: Endgame press tour has officially kicked off and to remind fans of that crushing Infinity War ending, one press conference included a row of empty seats to honour all the superheros lost in Thanos‘ snap.
Marvel director and star Jon Favreau hosted the event and began his speech by acknowledging the empty seats.
“Clearly things look a little different in the post-Infinity War Marvel Cinematic Universe,” he said, as reported by Indiewire. “Post-Snap, there’s a few empty seats, so I’d like to welcome back the people that you see here onstage.”
Danai Gurira (Okoye), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), director Anthony Russo, Chris Evans (Captain America), director Joe Russo, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) sat in the front row.
Karen Gillan (Nebula), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron-Man), Don Cheadle (War Machine), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) sat in the second row.
The third was left empty.
Here are your Avengers, with plenty of empty chairs meant for their fallen comrades pic.twitter.com/5sdyFw5JKv— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) April 7, 2019
Evans almost spilled a spoiler about Captain America but was quickly stopped by Joe Russo.
“I can give broad strokes. I think the completion of the arc, right. This movie does kind of provide kind of an ending to the…”
The panel then start arguing about Rudd’s 50th birthday bash.
Chris Evans almost spoils something about Captain America in #AvengersEndgame and it turns into a fight over Paul Rudd’s birthday party. Civil War 2? pic.twitter.com/f44ZrD93V2— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 7, 2019
On Instagram, the legends shared a bunch of snaps from Day One and Two of the press tour. They’re mostly of Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, and Iron-Man being super goofy together.
Exhibit A: Swipe away.
And, Exhibit C:
Prior to the tour, the Avengers assembled at Disney’s California Adventure Park to celebrate the launch of Avengers Universe Unites – a charity supporting children around the world. Downey Jr., Hemsworth, Johansson, Renner, Rudd, and Larson helped announce a $5 million donation in both toys and cash to children’s hospitals in America.
All three hours and two minutes of Avengers: Endgame will hit theatres, April 24. That’s just over two weeks away.