Jimmy Kimmel thought Avengers: Infinity War was a little too depressing for kids so he had the Avengers cast read a kid-friendly version.
Superheroes aren’t just for kids. While hardcore fans have known this forever, the rise of superhero films over the past decade have proved that audiences of all ages can enjoy these characters. That can also mean films like Avengers: Infinity War can get pretty heavy.
By now you are well aware of how Infinity War ended. The Avengers failed to stop Thanos and the Mad Titan wiped out half of all life in the universe. That included several fan-favorite heroes like Black Panther, Groot, and Spider-Man.
It’s up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the rest of the remaining Avengers to fight back against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. With an April 26 release date, promotion for the film is starting to ramp up. The cast of Endgame will be taking over Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.
Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Avengers week by looking back at Infinity War to help prepare for Endgame. For kids who were upset by how the last movie ended, Kimmel took it upon himself to write a children’s book and had some help from the Avengers in reading it to the audience.
Right off the bat, it seems like some of the cast forgot this was a children’s book. The were enough words bleeped out and R-rated humor to ruin any chance of this clip being kid-friendly. But that is sort of expected on a show that specializes in censorship.
Endgame is going to be the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as we know it. It’s pretty much guaranteed that certain characters won’t survive and some actors are ready to walk away from their roles.
And while that is sad for fans of the characters it’s also sad because we’re coming to the end of seeing these actors all together off-screen. The MCU has done an excellent job at casting and brought in actors and actresses who embrace their roles and embrace fans.
We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! but the cast are some of the most likeable celebrities in Hollywood. This children’s book clip proves that they don’t take themselves too seriously while still delivering quality movies that both comic book and general audiences can enjoy.
Maybe Jimmy Kimmel can write a new children’s book to help us get over the depressing thought of never seeing Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson together promoting an MCU movie. In the meantime, check out Avengers: Endgame on April 26 and keep watching Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week for more Avengers.