Why Tony Stark died in Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo explains why Iron Man died in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster instead of Captain America.

Director Joe Russo recently spoke about the decision to kill Tony Stark Avengers: Endgame and not Captain America.

Rousseau discussed how he and his brother, Game over Co-director Anthony Russo chose which of the two superheroes to die during a panel at the Sands International Film Festival of St. Andrews. If you think of Captain America as a character, you would say, “Okay, Captain America’s death is pretty obvious,” right? [Self-sacrifice] “It’s something he would do based on character,” Russo said. “You know, this is a guy who offered to become a guinea pig in a science experiment so he could go and fight the Nazis in the war. He is inherently a hero. Like, there is not much complexity there. It can have an emotional effect because you like it. You know, he’s a very nice character, but he’s not necessarily the most exciting archer. “

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“Tony Stark is a character who is supposed to die,” Russo continued. He then touched on Stark’s ego and the whole arc of his character from 2008 Iron Man to Game over, who took a great sacrifice to complete his journey. “So that seemed like the most exciting bow to us, that it would be the Stark that died. So that would be a richer, more complex bow, and that’s why we chose it,” Russo said.

Avengers: Endgame marked the last appearance of actor Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America. While Stark sacrifices his life to save the Earth from Thanos and his armies, Rogers survives the battle and travels back to the 1940s to reunite with Peggy Carter. He then enjoys a decades-long romance with Carter, which leaves him an old man on the current schedule. With Stark and Rogers off the board, the Avengers The franchise seems to be over – something that seemed to be confirmed in February 2022 by Marvel Studios President and Chief Marvel Creative Director Kevin Feige.

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Downey Jr. recently revealed that he set many alternative lines of dialogue for Tony Stark’s last words in Game over. The lines the actor shared included “You are so f – ked” and “Oh, snap”. In the end, however, the Russians reconciled with the line that appears in the full-length film, “I am Iron Man,” which is a call to Stark’s last line before the titles were released in the original. Iron Man film.

Avengers: Endgame is currently airing on Disney +.

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Source: The Sands International Film Festival of St. Andrews, via Deadline

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