Avengers: Endgame is certainly an emotional rollercoaster ride for any MCU fan and its unfortunate that a few of the original Avengers might not be back on the big screen again. Recently, during an interview with LA Times, the movie’s writer Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discussed the death of an important character and shared some details from the creative process and how they decided.
Warning: This article contains spoilers to Avengers: Endgame.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, we witness Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) make the ultimate sacrifice after he uses the Infinity Stones to take down Thanos and his army. Markus and McFeely spoke about how they came about with their decision to kill MCU’s godfather character.
“We always knew we wanted him to bring it on himself as opposed to being killed by Thanos,” Markus explained. “Because it’s really the one thing left for him to do, in a way. The five-year jump allowed him to become this fully realized human: He married Pepper, he had a child, he basically retired from public life and lived a very peaceful existence out there in the country.”
He added, “We knew he was going to die but we wanted to put it in his hands as opposed to someone else’s. We didn’t always know that the Infinity Stones were going to be what caused it, but once we worked out the mechanics of it with the nano particle suit that both the gauntlet and his suit were made out of, it all worked too perfectly not to do.”
Going by the fandom’s reaction so far, they seem to be pleased with how Tony Stark was killed off in the movie. It seems like the best way to bid farewell to a character that set off MCU’s 10-year journey.
Avengers: Endgame is currently in theaters. The upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected to address the aftermath of Endgame and the death of Tony Stark.
Source: LA Times
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