We saw quite a few changes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ but the biggest was likely the major death in the film. The Russo Brothers are going into detail on how this death was “fated” to happen from the very start of their planning for the movie and ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ If you’ve somehow missed the film to date, I salute you since even the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailers are spoiling it now.
Even though we’re out of the grace period of spoilers for the film, I’m giving you one last moment to head back now.
Yes, we’re talking about the death of Tony Stark, Iron Man, the man who turned a superhero movie into a pop culture behemoth of a franchise. His entire story arc has been building up to turning him into the type of hero who would be willing to make the sacrifice play.
As Anthony puts it:
“What a ridiculous opportunity where Joe and I got to use these characters and build upon this narrative that had been contributed to by so many wonderful artists through the years, even though the decades going all the way back to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. That was an amazing opportunity for us as filmmakers. If you told us when we were kids that we would ever have the opportunity to tell that story, we never would have believed you.”
Joe really brings it home by sharing:
“Tony, in a certain way, was always fated to die. He was a futurist who always saw death on the horizon and couldn’t rest until he defeated it, even if it cost him his life. And what’s fascinating about it is he went from an egoist to selfless.”
I feel that the way both Iron Man and Captain America evolved throughout the MCU could only have happened with their friendship growing in the way that it did.
Do you agree that the Russo Brothers handled Tony Stark properly in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Was he always fated to die with how he has progressed over the years? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book