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Los Angeles, 22 April 2019
1. Actor Chris Hemsworth greets actresses Elizabeth Olsen and Danai Gurira
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Hemsworth, actor, on why "Avengers: Endgame" is a benchmark release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
"Well, just the fact that we knew it was sort of the culmination of, what, 22 films, 10 years with the work and this arrangement of characters and this grouping may never happen again and the sense of pride, nostalgia, bittersweet. You know, it's kind of different than anything I've ever been a part of. Yeah, for those reasons."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Rudd, actor, on how joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "Ant-Man" changed his career:
"I mean, in a lot of ways, just to be a part of something that's so recognizable and has such a passionate fan base has changed my, just my day-to-day. You know, before 'Ant-Man,' most kids wouldn't know who I was and that changed. And, you know, I have kids my own and, so, their lives have been impacted by it, too. It's a unique experience to be a part of something that's so global."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Gillan, actress, on the impact Marvel made on her career:
"I feel like it's changed pretty drastically. I moved to America when I was like mid-20s, and, basically, including Chris Hewent straight into 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' And so, my experience of just the American film industry has been so sort of centered around Marvel. And you get spoiled because you get to go to events like this and there's like so many fans that are passionate about what you're doing. And so, I feel really lucky and then I do like a normal film and I'm like, 'Why aren't people dressed as me at the premiere?'"
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Iger, chairman, The Walt Disney Company:
"Losing track of where this is the fourth or the fifth time I've seen this film. So, I have the luxury of reading scripts and then seeing very early cuts and meeting with the studio team and the Marvel team, the directors, the Russo brothers, and Kevin Feige, and seeing in a variety of iterations. So, I go back pretty far with this one."
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