Ten years in the MCU is a huge accomplishment for everyone at Marvel Studios. If it takes a village for one movie, it probably took an entire continent to create 19 films to capture the love and devotion of audiences worldwide and launch a film empire with no finite ending in sight.
With this momentous feat has come a months-long celebration by the whole gang starting with a special congregation of many of the “continent” who helped create the MCU including many cast members, producers, directors, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and our very own Stan Lee, the co-creator of many of the most beloved characters.
Next, of course, came the road to Avengers: Infinity War. Although the movie didn’t exactly have a happy ending, that didn’t stop the cast from celebrating all across the world. Now, this next statement is a spoiler for Infinity War, so don’t read ahead if you haven’t seen it yet.
After Thanos snapped his fingers and half of all life turned to dust, it was lucky that the original six Avengers still survived — for now. So what did the original six do to celebrate their successfully living through another Avengers film? They got a matching tattoo, of course.
In an exclusive interview with EW, Robert Downey Jr. explained the details of the tattoo saying, “Five of the original six Avengers got a tattoo, and the sixth was the tattoo artist, who gave it to five of us, the one who opted out being Mark Ruffalo.”
The team got inked by New York tattoo artist Josh Lord, as you can see in the video above. Although the team made fun of Chris Evans’ absence, don’t worry. Cap had originally been marked sometime before with Scarlett Johansson. In fact, it was their idea, Downey said.
“It was Johansson’s idea, and she and Evans did it in New York. Then, their New York guy, Josh Lord, who is amazing, flew out to LA, he did me, did Renner, and then we just bullied Hemsworth into doing it, and he got it.”
The team was so happy with their new ink that they decided to add the mark to their tattoo artist, as Downey said above.