With Avengers: Endgame marking the culmination of nearly 11 years of storytelling, it's no surprise that Marvel Studios went through countless measures to keep the film's ending a secret. Despite the studio only sharing the official script with a few cast members, that didn't stop actor Chris Evans from spoiling one of the movie's key moments for co-star Anthony Mackie.
During an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Evans revealed Mackie's reaction upon learning that he would be taking over the mantle of Captain America.
While we were filming in Atlanta... I had a few people over to watch a football game or something and Mackie was the first one to show up. I said to him, "Isn't that scene fantastic?!" and he said, "What scene?" and I said, "The scene where I give you the shield!" and he said, "You're giving me the shield?!"
Evans went on to discuss how he handed Mackie the script from the scene and watched the actor react in real-time, describing the moment as "a nice way to have, just between us, the transition of characters. It was great."
Although Evans' time as the star-spangled Avenger has come to close, Mackie will continue the legacy of Captain America when The Falcon and The Winter Soldier comes to Disney+ next fall.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD.