The Avengers are a group of special individuals who were put together to do some good — the actors behind the characters are now doing the same thing, with a little help from Jimmy Kimmel.
Most of the insanely huge cast of Avengers: Infinity War appeared in groups on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during the buildup to Marvel's triumphant opening weekend success, and in between having them surprise fans and giving away fake spoilers, Kimmel had the actors draw self-portraits of their characters.
The idea was that these priceless works of art would then be auctioned off for charity, and that is exactly what is going on right now.
Just to set the tone, here's one of the sequences of the Avengers drawing themselves, with mixed results:
Now that the film is out, these drawings are up for bidding on Charitybuzz's page for the Starlight Children's Foundation. Donated to the foundation by Marvel Studios: Hero Acts, all of the money raised will help to support Starlight's numerous programs that bring help and comfort to hospitalized children. The initiative is a part of Disney's commitment to donating $100 million over the next five years to "re-imagine children's patient journeys in and out of hospitals," according to the Charitybuzz website.
Here is a look at some of the artwork up on the bidding block, and where some of the current tallies stand:
While Robert Downey Jr.'s possible ringer portrait of Tony Stark is going for a respectable amount, it is Tom Hiddleston's mischievous Loki portrait that is coming out ahead thus far, with the current bid standing at $6,250.
If you like what you're seeing and want to get in on the action, go and place a bid right here. For more information about the wonderful work of the Starlight Children's Foundation (or to donate), visit their website. Donations, assemble!