Pentagon Refused to Work With ‘Avengers’ for Its Lack of Reality

Being deemed as a blockbuster movie didn’t guarantee that “The Avengers” could easily get access to work with the U.S. Defense Department. It has recently been revealed that the Pentagon had refused to team up with Marvel Studios to support its star-studded superhero film due to its lack of reality.

The U.S. military, which is usually eager to make partnership with film industry on blockbuster movies, decided to halt its cooperation with “Avengers” since the department thought that S.H.I.E.L.D’s relationship with the government is murky. Therefore, the department suggested the film was not sufficiently realistic to have its treatment of military bureaucracy.

“We couldn’t reconcile the unreality of this international organization and our place in it,” Phil Strub, the Defense Department’s Hollywood liaison said as quoted by Wired. “To whom did S.H.I.E.L.D. answer? Did we work for S.H.I.E.L.D.? We hit that roadblock and decided we couldn’t do anything [with the film].”

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Pentagon Refused to Work With ‘Avengers’ for Its Lack of Reality
The U.S. Defense Department thought it was S.H.I.E.L.D.’s murky relationship with the government that made the movie seem unreal, adding, ‘It just got to the point where it didn’t make any sense.’