“Avengers: Infinity War”, which came out last month, is a bonafide hit. The film was both well-received by film critics as well as fans of the series. It was one of the more expensive films ever produced; however, the studio’s gamble paid off, as it has grossed roughly $1.7 billion.
Fans of the series have come to love the characters and the actors portraying them. Sometimes when you watch an actor on the big screen—if he or she is doing a great job—you forget that they were little kids once upon a time, and every child goes through an awkward phase at one point or another.
Here are fifteen fun images of the “Avenger” stars when they were significantly younger than they are today.
1. “Hulk”/Mark Ruffalo
The young picture is not a bad picture at all, but this actor has certainly changed a lot. Ruffalo, 50, has been portraying Hulk since 2012. He first appeared in “The Avengers”.
2. “Bucky”/Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan, who is now 35, barely resembles the kid in the first picture. He started appearing as the character known as Bucky Barnes in 2011. He was also a character on “Gossip Girl”.
3. “Ant-Man”/Paul Rudd
You can definitely tell the kid in the first image is Paul Rudd. The 49-year-old actor has been gracing our screens—big and small—for over 25 years. In addition to playing Ant-Man since 2015, he starred in “Clueless”, and “Knocked Up”. His character on “Friends”—Mike—married Phoebe.
4. “Captain America”/Chris Evans
You can definitely tell that the first image was taken in the 1980s or early 1990s.
Evans, 36, has been portraying the superhero Captain America since 2011. In addition to the Marvel films, he has been in a number of movies, including “Sunshine” and “Snowpiercer”. He made his Broadway debut this year.
5. “Iron Man”/Robert Downey Jr.
Several decades passed in between the first picture being taken and the second picture being taken. As a result, you can barely tell the little boy in the first image is well-known actor Robert Downey Jr. The actor, who is 53, is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
6. “Mantis”/Pom Klementieff
The costume throws you off a bit, but you can tell the child in the first image grew up to be the actress in the second image.
Klementieff, 32, first portrayed the character of “Mantis” in 2017. She attended Paris’ Cours Florent drama school.
7. “Loki”/Tom Hiddleston
You can definitely tell these two pictures are of the same person—just decades apart.
Hiddleston, 37, has been portraying Loki since 2011. When his career first started, he appeared in productions in London’s West End Theatre.
8. “Gamora”/Zoe Saldana
Due to the costuming in the second image, it can be difficult to tell that the little girl in the first image is the actress Zoe Saldana, who is currently 39-years old. The actress has been portraying Gamora since 2014. Her film career started in 2000 with the movie “Center Stage”; however, she appeared a year earlier in an episode of the television program “Law & Order”. She also appeared in the films “Star Trek” and “Avatar”.
9. “The Scarlet Witch”/Elizabeth Olsen
You can barely tell the little girl in the first image is actress Elizabeth Olsen, who is now 29 years old. She has been playing the Scarlet Witch since 2014. She has been acting since she was four years old—her older sisters are the famous Olsen twins, and she appeared in many of their productions. They may have quit acting, but Elizabeth’s career is going quite well.
Elizabeth was also in the film “Godzilla”, which was released in 2014. She was also in “Ingrid Goes West”, which was released in 2017.
10. “Black Widow”/Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson, 33, has been acting for decades. She first appeared in “North”, which was released in 1994. For years she has been one of the highest paid actresses in the world.
She first appeared as the Black Widow character in 2010 in the second “Iron Man” film. She will portray the character again in next year’s sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War”.