‘Avengers: Endgame’ stars assemble for #7YearReunion photo, talk parting ‘heartbreak’

LOS ANGELES – Chris Hemsworth has remained stoic amid the most shocking spectacles during the decade he’s portrayed a Norse demigod in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But the “Thor” star comes to a startled halt after striding into a suite at the Intercontinental Los Angeles, when a grinning Mark Ruffalo (aka the Hulk) thrusts a 7-year-old photo in front of him.

“Oh, my God! What is that?” Hemsworth asks.

“That” would be a vision of Avengers past: a rowdy group shot featuring a long-haired Hemsworth, Ruffalo, Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), who assembled for a USA TODAY photo shoot and interview ahead of 2012’s “The Avengers.”

Called the “core four” by Marvel Studios president and MCU mastermind Kevin Feige, the superheroic group of stars and their classic characters were the major impetus for the first “Avengers” outing, which went on to make $1.5 billion at the box office.

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