One Of The Major 'Avengers: Endgame' Scenes Was Improvised, According To Karen Gillan

One Of The Major 'Avengers: Endgame' Scenes Was Improvised, According To Karen Gillan
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Karen Gillan has revealed that 'Avengers: Endgame' opening montage, centered on her character Nebula and Robert Downey Jr.' Tony Stark, was largely improvised.

Helmed by directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo, latest installment in the Avengers saga came out almost three years ago, but curious bits of information concerning its production are still being widely discussed. While talking to The Wrap about her new Netflix comedy 'The Bubble', Gillan explained how the famous 'paper football montage' came to be.

"I will say, I've improvised a fair bit of Nebula because I don't know if you saw 'Endgame,' which seems like — (laughs) — That's a ridiculous question. But basically, all of the stuff with Robert Downey Jr. at the beginning was like, that whole montage was improvised. Because all that was written was oh, they play football. They eat, they do this. And then we kind of ended up getting to improvise because he's an amazing improviser. And so, there was all this stuff about them playing the game and how much it meant to Nebula that she actually got to win something. And so, she's been slowly getting more improv-y."

Looks like fan-favorite Robert Downey Jr. really flexed his acting muscles during the shoot. And Gillan is a brilliant performer too – with some help by 'Endgame' script she managed to create multiple different layers for her character, first introduced as a mindless villain in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' films.

Kudos to Russo brothers for allowing their star to shine bright!