Full spoiler! Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explain their thinking behind Tony Stark's fate.
Full spoiler front for Avengers: Endgame!
Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talk about the decisions they made as they scanned the final installment of the original MCU Avengers. why Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark / Iron Man was killed during the film's climax.
In an interview with The New York Times, the authors told why Tony was always beaten to die in Endgame. 1
The authors added that while "everyone" knew that this movie would be the end of Tony Stark, there were no mandates to kill him.
"If we had a good reason why didn't do that, people would probably have entertained it," said Markus, who also pointed out that Tony and Steve Rogers mirrored each other, even in the end. . "Steve moves towards some kind of enlightened self-interest, and Tony moves to selflessness. They both come to their end points."
The couple also said there were no other results planned for Tony Stark in Endgame.
"No," said Markus. "Because we had the opportunity to give him the perfect retirement age, within the film … That's the life he's been striving for. Is he and Pepper going together? Yes. They got married, they had a child what it was a Good death, it doesn't feel like a tragedy. It feels like a heroic, finished life. "
That it does.
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