Marvel has officially brought Avengers: Endgame to television, though fans might be disappointed with the decision to cut one of the movie’s most famous lines. One of the more hilarious moments of the film featured Captain America (Chris Evans) checking himself out after a quick fight with a past-version of himself. While theater-goers laughed when Cap said, “That is America’s ass,” Marvel decided to cut the iconic scene from the television version of Avengers: Endgame to make things more family-friendly.
A look at Cap’s famous line in ‘Avengers: Endgame’
After keeping just about all of the violent scenes in the film, Marvel cut most of the strong language in the television version of Endgame – including Cap’s famous line.
As fans may recall, the first mention of Cap’s butt was when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) told him that his 2012 costume did not compliment his figure. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was quick to come to Cap’s defense, assuring Tony that he has “America’s ass.”
When Cap traveled back in time to snatch the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame, he made sure to check out the backside of his previous self. The moment where Cap says “That is America’s ass” is one of the funnier lines in the film and has become a popular meme over the past year.
According to We Got This Covered, the line was actually added during a reshoot of the scene. We do not know if Evans came up with the quip or if the writers put it in, but it has easily become one of the most quoted scenes in the film.
Unfortunately, television viewers will have to watch the movie without it.
Inside ‘Avengers: Endgame’ darkest Easter egg
There were quite a few Easter eggs in Endgame, including some callbacks to the comics. One of those hidden gems is related to a tragedy that was featured in the Captain America comics – and it is a pretty heartbreaking one at that.
In Avengers: Endgame, there is a scene where Cap and Tony sneak into Camp Lehigh in the 1970s to snag the Space Stone. To enter the base undetected, Cap wears a uniform with the name “Roscoe” on it.
This is a reference to Roscoe Simons in the comics, who enjoyed a brief stint as Captain America following Steve Rogers.
Roscoe tragically perished after he and Sam Wilson were struck down by Red Skull, who thought he was the original Captain America. When he discovered that Roscoe wasn’t Steve, he had him killed.
This act ultimately pushed Steve to reclaim his mantle and return as Captain America. We do not know why Marvel decided to put this in the movie, but it was a nice reference to poor old Roscoe.
But what about Cap’s most iconic line from the comics?
While fans loved Cap’s line about his backside, there is another iconic saying from the comics that fans waited a long time to hear.
Until Avengers: Endgame, Captain America had yet to utter the famous words, “Avengers Assemble.” That was finally remedied in Endgame when Cap encouraged the entire team to come together to face Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his hoard of minions.
The scene in question featured just about all of the heroes in Marvel’s lineup, with the exception of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Black Widow died earlier in the film in order to retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir.
Why did Marvel wait so long to give fans Cap’s most famous line?
When Marvel released The Avengers in 2012, most fans thought that Cap would finally call the team to assemble. After all, the movie featured all of the main characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
But that did not happen. The studio also avoided the line altogether and failed to include it in the next two movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War.
The reason Marvel did not feature the line is pretty simple. The narrative just did not provide a good enough opportunity for Cap to say, “Avengers Assemble.”
That, of course, all changed in Avengers: Endgame, and we have to admit that it was all worth the wait.