Captain America star Chris Evans hailed Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee as a "legend" at the world premiere of the superhero's latest film outing.
Chris and Robert Downey Jr, who plays Iron Man, were joined by a host of their co-stars from Captain America: Civil War for the event at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle and Paul Bettany were among the actors who walked the red carpet, where Chris hugged Stan after the pair crossed paths.
"It's overwhelming," Chris told reporters. "It's Stan Lee. What can you say to a legend like that? The fact he even knows me is a big deal."
Paul, who plays Ant Man in the film, praised the movie's directors, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, for managing a plethora of superhero characters.
He said: "The Russo brothers did such a great job balancing all of it. I'm only a small part of it. They did such a good job focussing on the story and all the different relationships between the characters. They're really talented guys."
Meanwhile, a British composer who produced the music for the film said he has "worries" about the support given to state-educated children to succeed in the arts.
Henry Jackman, who studied at Eton College and the University of Oxford, voiced concerns about the opportunities offered to talented young musicians in comprehensive schools.
He said: "If you imagine you've got some kid whose mum works in the local store and it turns out he's naturally really good at the violin, how does that work? If you went to a comprehensive in Peckham and went: 'Hey, can we get some violin lessons for this guy?' I don't know if the answer is going to be 'yeah sure, we've got loads of violins'. That worries me."
Captain America: Civil War is due to be released at UK cinemas on April 29.