Over the past weekend, the Avengers: Endgame stars captivated their audience during an ACE Comic Con panel held in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center.
Facing a crowd of thousands is an intimidating thought for even the bravest of mere mortals, but when put to the task, Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, and Jeremy Renner accepted the daunting challenge in true Marvel hero fashion.
The panel, moderated by Angélique Roché, was a successful mission for Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine), Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), and Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) who were able to charm and disarm the insatiable mob of Marvel stans with their display of comfortable brotherly companionship.
In between jokes about hot dogs, Depends, and what looks good in the dark, the trio of chaotic goods got serious when discussing the impact the franchise has had on their lives.
When asked about the most rewarding part of playing Rhodey, Cheadle spoke not only of how the fans have responded to his portrayal but also of what the opportunity has done for him.
“One of the most rewarding things is also this sort of family that we’ve created that we get to keep returning to,” Cheadle said. “This is 10, 11 years that we’ve been doing this, so it’s always nice to have a reason to come back in our busy lives and revisit this space again with these guys.”
Reaffirming this point, when asked about being tethered to the role of Captain America for life, Evans expressed that no matter what his role as Steve Rogers means for the future of his career, he’s proud of the experience.
“It was the best decision I’ve ever made, even if just for these idiots — for the friendships I’ve made,” Evans said.
As fans, they feel like family to us too.
Fans yearning for more of the MCU can check out the re-released Avengers: Endgame with extended footage in select theaters and Spider-Man: Far From Home, out now.