Disney has announced that it has released a new dubbed version of Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” movie in the native Lakota language on Disney+ for the first time.

This project was the first time in years that the original Avengers cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson, have reunited to rerecord their original lines in Lakota.  

As part of the release, Marvel has released a new behind-the-scenes video, giving a peek into the recording process. The video shows how the original Avengers cast came together to record the new dubbed version.

The Lakota Project was born out of an effort to help reintroduce and promote the Lakota language.  Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, had previously collaborated with the Lakota community on past projects, and he and the other Avengers were eager to get involved with the new dub.   Mark explained:

“Just getting everyone together on the same page was probably the most difficult thing.  But everyone really was into it. It’s a daunting language: There are sounds that we just don’t have in our language that they have in theirs. But once you start to get there, it feels really good.”

The Lakota Project took over 15 months and involved 62 Lakota-Dakota language speakers, as well as the original Avengers team.  Lakota dub executive producer Ray Taken Alive added:

“You have the most famous film franchise in the world and some of the most famous actors, celebrities, and characters speaking our Lakota language that was once banned.  So, a really beautiful thing from the project is that our language doesn’t have to hide anymore.”

Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” is now available to stream in Lakota on Disney+. The dubbed version, along with other languages, can be found in the audio settings.

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Roger Palmer

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