After many of their favorite superheroes perished in the Avengers: Infinity Wars movie, Jimmy Kimmel had an idea to win the children back by writing a kid-friendly version of the movie for a children’s book. As Avengers: Endgame gets ready for theaters on April 26, the cast joined Jimmy for a reading.
“While children love superheroes, I’m not so sure how they feel about intergalactic genocide,” Kimmel said in his intro. “It’s no fun to see Spider-Man die. To get the kids back, we wrote a version of that movie that’s kid-friendly, a children’s book, and we asked the Avengers themselves to read it for us.”
What could go wrong, right?
Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, kicked off the segment by introducing the new book called Twas the Mad Titan Thanos. This has got to be good. He was then joined by co-stars Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Don Cheadle (War Machine) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Chris Evans (Capt. America) to read their own segments of the book. The problem wasn’t the book, it was the off-handed comments the Avengers made, that my not have been suitable for the intended audience.
It took a turn when the book and the other Avengers turned on Thor himself, saying he should have gone for the head.
“Yeah, he blew it,” Scarlett said.
“F*** Thor,” added Mark Ruffalo.
But Chris wasn’t going to take it sitting down. He shot back at his Avenger friends. “At least I got close enough to actually go for something, unlike the rest of the pathetic, little, useless [bleep] Avengers.”
And it gets better from there, when the Avengers take issue with the book itself.
“The book is s***,” Chris Hemsworth ends the segment. Yeah, maybe children shouldn’t watch this particular story time.