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What happens when you call Captain America’s phone number from Avengers Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe & Anthony Russo had said that they had intended to create a fake voicemail from Steve Rogers.

Avengers Infinity War Updated: May 29, 2018 10:11 IST
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Chris Evans as Captain America in a still from Avengers: Infinity War.

In an immersive marketing move, Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe & Anthony Russo had planned to create a working phone number for Steve Rogers aka Captain America, but Disney’s legal team nixed the idea.

“We actually had intended to create a fake voicemail from Steve Rogers. For the people that left the theatre and called that number, they would get a voicemail from Steve Rogers,” they said in an interview to Huffington Post.

Fans noticed that the film lingered on Steve’s phone number long enough for everyone to write it down, or to take a photograph. This was intentional, the Russos said, because the number was intended to actually work.

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Steve sends Tony Stark a flip phone, to call him if he ever needs his help in the future. In Infinity War, Tony does just that, when the alien henchmen of Thanos arrive in New York. He whips out the phone from his pocket, and we’re shown the number -- 678-136-7092. “That number was the actual number that we were going to use. We were sort of given that number,” said Anthony Russo.

But sadly, for unspecified reasons, Disney didn’t allow them to push ahead with the idea. “We had it all ready to go, but legal took that away from us,” Russo said.

The 678 area code, according to Comicbook.com, belongs to Atlanta, Georgia, where several of the Marvel movies are filmed.

Infinity War, the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is expected to cross $2 billion at the worldwide box office in the coming week. Only three films in history have crossed this milestone -- Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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