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After the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, it appears that some of the team's original cast members were feeling a bit sentimental of the franchise. So, they did what everyone does when feeling a bit nostalgic. They got matching tattoos.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Robert Downey Jr. shared that five of the six original cast members decided to get the team's superhero logo. Downey, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson all received the Avengers-themed tattoo, as did their New York-based tattoo artist, Josh Lord, who acted as the sixth member of the team.
“Five of the original six Avengers got a tattoo,” Downey told EW. “And the sixth was the tattoo artist, who gave it to five of us, the one who opted out being Mark Ruffalo. It was (Scarlett) Johansson’s idea, and she and (Chris) Evans did it in New York. Then, their New York guy, Josh Lord, who is amazing, flew out to LA, he did me, did (Jeremy) Renner, and then we just bullied (Chris) Hemsworth into doing it, and he got it.”
The letter “A,” much like the one from the franchise's movie posters, appears in the center of the design with it turning into a circular six. The six in the tattoo could represent one of two things: the original superheros of the film, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor and the Hulk or this month being the sixth anniversary of the movie's May 4, 2012 release.
Either way, we're obsessed.
Check out Downey's post below:
The tattoos come at the perfect time, as fans of the Marvel superhero franchise have been feeling a little uncertain when it comes to their favorite heroes fate.
In a previous interview with ABC's Good Morning America, Chris Evans shared that things are looking uncertain for three original cast members, as their contracts are ending after Avengers 4, saying:
“Well, the contract is done. A lot of our contracts are through,” Evans said, pointing out that not only his contract is ending, but the contracts of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth.) “Myself, Downey, Hemsworth, we all kind of started roughly at the same time, and I think we all, through Avengers 4, kind of wrap it up. So at this point, I don't know what's next, but yeah, by 2019, that's it.”
Of course, this isn't the news we wanted to see or hear. (Say it ain't so Chris!)
With the news that their contracts are up after the fourth installment of the franchise, we can't help but feel a little worried for the superheroes we've grown to love.
While their fates may seem uncertain, we can atleast take solace in the fact that the cast got matching Avengers tattoos.