Avengers actors have worked together before joining the MCU, too. Did you know, for instance, that Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch’s friendship goes all the way back to 2011’s War Horse? Or that Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o went to Yale together?
Here are some of the best star-powered friendships to come out of the MCU, along with photos to prove just how close the actors are. No matter what happens at the end of Avengers: Endgame, the movie’s stars have found lifelong friends in each other during the years of filming the Avengers movies. And that’s something special in its own right.
Robert Downey Jr. & Mark Ruffalo
If RDJ let Ruffalo try on his sunglasses (click through to the third slide), you know this friendship is real. And in 2014, Ruffalo compared Downey, Jr. to an “older brother.” There’s also the time that Downey Jr., Ruffalo, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth sang “Hey Jude” together, which is a delightful treat.
Paul Rudd & Jeremy Renner
For Rudd’s birthday earlier this month, he and Renner posed for a hilarious photo making fun of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which Rudd acted in. And for Rudd’s birthday earlier this month, One reporter even nicknamed their relationship “Rudder,” so it’s really official now.
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