Here's what the 'Avengers' stars Iook like in real life

Marvel/DisneyThe remaining Avengers confront Thanos in ‘Endgame’

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is going to feature battles of epic proportions when it’s released on Friday.

The latest instalment of the franchise unites the remaining superheroes from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe to fight against Thanos once more. Early reviews are largely positive, and fans are gearing up for all the surprises in store.

For now, see what the cast looks like in real life.


Tony Stark becoming Iron Man started everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney/Marvel StudiosThe Iron Man suit got some upgrades.

The first “Iron Man” movie hit theatres in 2008.


Robert Downey Jr. did an Iron Man pose at the premiere.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesRobert Downey at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

“Endgame” is his 10th Marvel movie appearance.


James “Rhodey” Rhodes is better known as War Machine.

Disney/Marvel StudiosWar Machine in ‘Civil War.’

He became paralysed in “Civil War,” but Stark gave him bionic support to help him walk again.


Don Cheadle wore a dark purple outfit to the premiere.

Terrence Howard played Rhodey in “Iron Man” but was replaced by Cheadle in all subsequent films.


Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk.

Disney/Marvel StudiosHulk in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

He lost his mind briefly in “Thor: Ragnarok” and found it difficult to turn into the green monster in “Infinity War.”


Mark Ruffalo had a full beard at the premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyMark Ruffalo at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He has been playing the Hulk since “The Avengers,” having replaced Edward Norton.


Natasha Romanoff is Black Widow.

Disney/MarvelScarlett Johansson in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Emily Blunt almost played Black Widow. In the trailers and teasers for “Endgame,” the character sports red hair and the blonde locks from “Infinity War.”


Scarlett Johansson has short blonde hair in real life.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyScarlett Johansson at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She naturally has darker hair.

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Steve Rogers, otherwise known as Captain America, gave up his shield at the end of “Civil War.”

Disney/MarvelChris Evans stars as Captain America.

He went from clean-shaved to bearded in the Marvel movies. In “Endgame,” he ditches his facial hair.


Chris Evans sports a cleaner beard than Cap.

He first appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”


Bucky Barnes is Captain America’s best friend and was formerly known as the Winter Soldier.

Disney/Marvel StudiosBucky returned with a new arm in ‘Infinity War.’

He was renamed the White Wolf by the people of Wakanda.


Sebastian Stan’s hair is much shorter in real life.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneySebastian Stan at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He first appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”


Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, is a friend of Captain America’s.

Disney/Marvel StudiosFalcon in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’

He has a jet pack with wings.


Anthony Mackie is normally not covered in tech.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyAnthony Mackie at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

“Infinity War” was his fifth Marvel movie.


T’Challa is king of Wakanda and known as Black Panther.

DisneyT’Challa in Wakanda.

“Black Panther” was full of hidden details.


Chadwick Boseman wasn’t at the premiere, but often wears patterned prints on red carpets.

He first appeared in “Captain America: Civil War.”


Shuri is T’Challa’s sister and a technological genius.

MarvelShuri in ‘Infinity War.’

She was last seen in “Infinity War” and posters for “Endgame” indicated that she didn’t survive Thanos’ snap.


Letitia Wright sported a sleek hairstyle at the premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyLetitia Wright at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She first appeared in “Black Panther.”


Okoye is the head of the Dora Milaje in Wakanda.

Disney/Marvel StudiosShe stands by T’Challa.

She’s a gifted fighter.


Danai Gurira wore her hair down for the movie premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyDanai Gurira at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She shaved her head for the role.


M’Baku leads the Jabari.

MarvelM’Baku in ‘Black Panther.’

He first appeared in “Black Panther.”


Winston Duke wasn’t present at the premiere, but he traded in the furs for a bow tie at an award show in March.

Fans made the M’Baku Challenge into a hilarious meme.


“Thor” met up with the Guardians of the Galaxy in “Infinity War.”

Disney/Marvel StudiosThor was missing an eye.

His hammer was destroyed in “Thor: Ragnarok.”


Chris Hemsworth wore a dark blue printed suit to the premiere.

He first appeared in “Thor,” which hit theatres in 2011.


Loki is Thor’s adopted brother.

Disney/Marvel StudiosLoki had the tesseract.

Loki handed over the tesseract to Thanos in “Infinity War.”


Tom Hiddleston has shorter hair and a beard in real life.

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesTom Hiddleston at the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ premiere.

He also first appeared in “Thor.”


Heimdall stood watch at the Bifröst Bridge when Asgard was still around.

Disney/Marvel StudiosHeimdall can see all.

He saved many Asgardians in “Thor: Ragnarok.”


Idris Elba wasn’t at the premiere, but he has shorter hair.

He first appeared in “Thor.”


Wanda Maximoff is the Scarlet Witch.

Disney/Marvel StudiosShe can harness magic.

She and Vision are romantically involved.


Elizabeth Olsen has bangs and a lighter hair colour in real life.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyElizabeth Olsen at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She first appeared in a mid-credits scene in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”


Vision is an AI with an artificial body.

Disney/Marvel StudiosHe can look human or not.

He first appeared in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”


Paul Bettany brings Vision to life.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Louis VuittonPaul Bettany in New York City in October 2018.

He originally voiced Tony Stark’s AI, which is better know as J.A.R.V.I.S.


Peter Parker attends high school but still helps save the world as Spider-Man.

Marvel StudiosTony Stark gave him a new suit in ‘Infinity War.’

He first appeared in “Captain America: Civil War.”


Tom Holland plays Peter now.

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesTom Holland at the ‘Infinity War’ premiere.

He took over the role from Andrew Garfield who himself took over after Tobey Maguire.


Clint Barton earned the name Hawkeye as a master archer.

Marvel/DisneyHawkeye is an Avenger.

In “Endgame,” he takes on an alter ego named Ronin.


Jeremy Renner generally looks the same in real life, but with fancier outfits.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyJeremy Renner at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He was last in “Civil War,” but returns in “Endgame.”


Doctor Stephen Strange’s cape is iconic.

Disney/Marvel StudiosDoctor Strange and Iron Man in ‘Infinity War.’

He popped up in “Thor: Ragnarok.”


Benedict Cumberbatch plays the mystical neurosurgeon and has shorter hair.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyBenedict Cumberbatch at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Some fans have compared his cape to “Aladdin’s” magic carpet.


Wong is one of Doctor Strange’s teachers.

Disney/Marvel StudiosHulk and Wong in ‘Infinity War.’

He listens to BeyoncĂ© in “Doctor Strange.”


Benedict Wong has longer hair and slightly different facial hair in real life.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneyBenedict Wong at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He first appeared in “Doctor Strange.”


Peter Quill, called Star-Lord, is the son of a human and a celestial being.

Disney/Marvel StudiosPeter is unrecognizable in his mask.

He loves his music.


Chris Pratt recently ditched his beard for the “Endgame” premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyChris Pratt at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Groot became a sassy teenager in “Infinity War.”

Walt Disney/Marvel StudiosHe was busy playing games.

Fans are obsessed with teen Groot.


Vin Diesel channeled Groot with a tree-like outfit.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyVin Diesel at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Vin Diesel has voiced Groot since “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Rocket is a genetically-engineered raccoon and besties with Groot.

Disney/Marvel StudiosRocket marveled at Thor’s appearance in ‘Infinity War.’

Rocket and Groot are always together.


Bradley Cooper voices the character.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyBradley Cooper at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Drax the Destroyer is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Disney/Marvel StudiosDrax met Iron Man in ‘Infinity War.’

He wanted revenge on Thanos for killing his parents.


Dave Bautista rocks hair and beard in real life.

He first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Gamora is one of Thanos’ adopted daughters.

Disney/Marvel StudiosGamora warned of Thanos’ evil.

Gamora’s past was explored in “Infinity War.”


Zoe Saldana’s natural hair is dark, and of course, she’s not green-skinned.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyZoe Saldana at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Nebula is Gamora’s adopted sister and Thanos’ adopted daughter.

MarvelNebula in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She takes the Avengers to space in “Endgame.”


Karen Gillan undergoes an intense process to transform into Nebula.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyKaren Gillan at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Mantis has empathic powers.

Disney/Marvel StudiosMantis with some of the Guardians in ‘Infinity War.’

She can sense emotions.


Pom Klementieff wore her platinum hair down at the premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyPom Klementieff at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She was first seen in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”


The Collector, real name Taneleer Tivan, is an Elder of the Universe.

MarvelHis white hair is recognisable.

He was in possession of the reality stone.


Benicio del Toro was absent from the premiere, but his hair is a lot darker in real life.

Isaac Brekken/Getty ImagesBenicio Del Toro

He was first seen in a mid-credit scene in “Thor.”


Thanos got all six Infinity Stones in “Infinity War.”

MarvelHe has the Infinity Gauntlet.

He first appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”


Josh Brolin is a lot less intimidating than his large, purple villain.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneyJosh Brolin at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He did motion-capture for the character, too.


Cull Obsidian is known as Black Dwarf in the comics.

Disney/Marvel StudiosCull Obsidian is the giant in back.

He’s one member of the Black Order, also called the Children of Thanos.


Terry Notary plays him.

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesTerry Notary at the ‘Infinity War’ premiere.

He has also done motion work for Groot.


Ebony Maw is powerful.

Marvel StudiosHe kind of looks like Voldemort.

He has the ability to deceive and manipulate those around him.


Tom Vaughan-Lawlor brings the villain to life.

The Late Late Show/YouTubeTom Vaughan-Lawlor on RTE.

He’s an Irish actor.


Proxima Midnight is a brilliant fighter.

Disney/Marvel StudiosProxima Midnight and Loki.

In the comics, she’s married to Corvus Glaive.


“The Leftover’s” actress Carrie Coon plays the villain.

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesCarrie Coon in 2018.

She was recently on “Fargo.”


Corvus Glaive leads the Black Order in the comics.

Disney/Marvel StudiosCorvus Glaive (center).

His weapon gives him immortality.


Michael James Shaw transforms into the villain.

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesMichael James Shaw at the ‘Infinity War’premiere.

He was on “Limitless.”


Pepper Potts is the love of Tony Stark’s life.

Disney/Marvel StudiosGwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

Pepper Potts was absent for a few movies.


Gwyneth Paltrow looks basically the same as Pepper Potts, minus the bangs.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyGwyneth Paltrow at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She returns in “Endgame.”


Maria Hill, the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D., turned to dust at the end of “Infinity War.”

Disney/Marvel StudiosMaria Hill in ‘Winter Soldier.’

She first appeared in “The Avengers.”


Cobie Smulders also has brown hair in real life.

She was last in “Infinity War.”


Nick Fury brings the Avengers team together.

Disney/Marvel StudiosNick Fury in ‘The Avengers.’

He first appeared in the post-credit scene of “Iron Man.”


Samuel L. Jackson wears glasses instead of an eye patch.

Jackson signed a nine-movie contract.


Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, teamed up with the superheroes in “Civil War.”

Disney/MarvelPaul Rudd as Ant-Man in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

He was last seen in the end-credits scene in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”


Paul Rudd looks similar to his Marvel character.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyPaul Rudd at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Fans can’t get over Rudd’s ageless appearance.


Hope Van Dyne became the Wasp in the “Ant-Man” sequel.

MarvelEvangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’

She turned to dust in “Infinity War.”


Evangeline Lilly wore her hair in a short cut at the “Endgame” premiere.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyEvangeline Lilly at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

She previously described her superhero suit as “cool,” “powerful,” and “modern.”


Captain Marvel meets the Avengers in “Endgame.”

Disney/MarvelCaptain Marvel in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Thor is impressed when he first meets her.


Brie Larson rocks lighter looks in real life.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for DisneyBrie Larson at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She made her MCU debut in “Captain Marvel.”


Asgardian Valkyrie was a scene-stealer in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

MarvelTessa Thompson in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

She survived Thanos’ snap and returns in “Endgame.”


Tessa Thompson brings the badass character to life.

Jesse Grant/Getty Images for DisneyTessa Thompson at the premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

She made her Marvel debut in the third “Thor” film.

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