MIT students' Avengers prank turns campus dome into Captain America's shield, gets Chris Evans' approval

The pranksters who refer to themselves as "hackers" had been planning the stunt for around a year when news of the new Marvel movie broke.


                            MIT students' Avengers prank turns campus dome into Captain America's shield, gets Chris Evans' approval

The 'Avenger: Endgame' fever has pretty much ensnared the whole world, but some students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took their fandom to a bizarre new height. The students in an inspired prank over the weekend turned their campus' great dome into the Captain America shield. 

The students who referred to themselves as "hackers" placed a large piece of fabric replicating the superhero's shield on top of the great dome on the campus in Cambridge. One of the pranksters who chose to remain anonymous shared with the Boston Globe that they had been planning the "hack" for around a year when the news of the new Marvel movie was revealed. 



 

The student shared with the newspaper, "Putting things on the dome is a big challenge. We hope people look at it and it gets their imagination going." The student also added that they were celebrating the finale movie. An MIT sophomore, Raymond Huffman shared a video of the prank on YouTube but claimed that he was not involved in setting up the prank and had just filmed the end result. 

A tradition in MIT sees the students pulling off some harmless pranks which have been dubbed as "hacks".

"It's kind of cool to see the hacking culture has been maintained. These are things you hear about when you first come to MIT," Huffman shared. The students who were involved in the 'Avengers' themed prank shared with the Boston Globe that the safety for those involved in the prank was a priority. 

The prank pulled off by the MIT students was acknowledged by Chris Evans who plays the role of Captain America in a tweet which read, "very cool". The film 'Avengers Endgame' successfully broke all box office records and had made an estimated $1.2 billion in ticket sales worldwide. It is also the 22nd movie which is under the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is also a direct sequel to the 2018 Marvel film 'Avengers: Infinity War'. 

(L-R) Joe Russo, Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Trinh Tran, and Anthony Russo attend the UK Fan Event to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" (Source: Getty Images)

 

The film features the original six superheroes- Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America and Thor on their journey and mission to avenge the fallen heroes and kill Thanos.