‘Avengers: Endgame’: Robert Downey Jr. Says There’s ‘No Way’ Fans Will Guess the Ending
Marvel fans are still coming to terms with the ending of Avengers: Infinity War. It seems beyond comprehension that some of the most beloved characters could really be dead, forcing people to speculate – is there a way they might come back? And more importantly, with the remaining heroes in grave peril, how is the trilogy going to end?
Fan theories are running wild but according to one of the remaining few, speculation will get you nowhere. In a recent interview, Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, says there is “no way anybody could guess what’s going to happen.”
While his comments are maddening, they also make people more excited to see the movie than ever. With opening night tickets selling out in record time and being listed on eBay for thousands of dollars, it’s clear that Avengers: Endgame will be one of the biggest movies of the year. Or possibly even the decade.
‘Avengers’ creators aren’t afraid to make bold decisions
The one thing that sets Marvel movies apart from so many others is that they’re willing to push the envelope and even kill off main characters. This makes the movies more compelling because the audience never knows exactly what’s coming next. It’s a lot like life – unpredictable, yet exciting.
As director Anthony Russo explained, “For us, moving into Endgame, the story is very much about how do these characters–how do these heroes–deal with loss…Resounding loss, true loss, devastating loss–that’s what they’ve experienced in Infinity War, and that was a unique experience for all of them. How does a person move forward from that moment? How does a hero move forward from that moment? The way we wrote it into the story is, how is everybody on an individual level dealing with that experience, and then how do they collectively deal with it?”
They’re certainly lost plenty. But even amidst terrible tragedy, the survivors must find a way to move forward and continue on a battle for their lives.
Russo continues, “One of our favorite storytelling adages is ‘Write yourself into a corner’ and what we take that to mean is put yourself in a place on a narrative level where you have no idea how you could possibly move forward from here, and that’s a very exciting place to be. It forces you to come up with some really creative ways forward. And we tried to do with the endings of every single Marvel movie we’ve done, never more so than Infinity War.”
This might be the best MCU movie yet
The ending might be a closely kept secret – Tom Holland even had to learn his lines without seeing the whole thing since he’s known for spilling spoilers. But everyone involved in the creation of Avengers: Endgame agrees that it’s the most epic film in the trilogy because it reveals the end of the story.
In the recently released featurette, Scarlett Johansson says, “These are the highest stakes that the Avengers have ever faced.” Chris Evans agrees, and continues by saying, “Every time you think Marvel has pulled every single trick out of the bag, they actually saved the best stuff for this one.”
Then Brie Larson sums it up, saying, “This is the end of the fireworks show, the grand finale.”
We are so ready for the big boom. April 26th can’t come soon enough!