Iron Man’s death in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ doesn’t sit well with one of the former MCU directors

news culture Iron Man’s death in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ doesn’t sit well with one of the former MCU directors

Published on 01/08/2022 at 18:35

If Avengers: Endgame brought back to life half the population that disappeared due to the snap of Thanos’ fingers, it came at the cost of the lives of a few superheroes like Iron Man. The director of three films dedicated to the brilliant inventor was also very upset by the disappearance of his beloved hero.


  • The Avengers massacre and the end of the saga
  • Jon Favreau tried to save Iron Man

The Avengers massacre and the end of the saga

Avengers: Infinity War and the devastating failure of superheroes have upset the Marvel fan community. Its immediate sequel, Avengers: Endgame, fixed things but left a bitter aftertaste because we had to say goodbye to heroes like Steve Rogers’ Captain America or Black Widow and Tony Stark/Iron Man. These last two had to give their lives to reclaim half of the universe that was swept away five years earlier by Thanos. In Infinity War, it was Vision who also sacrificed himself in an attempt to stop the titan from destroying billions of innocent people with a snap of his fingers.

If phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Infinity saga has officially ended with Spider-Man: Far From Home, the door has already closed well with the latest Avengers. With Endgame, a whole decade of superhero films comes to an end. In a way, Iron Man’s death was inevitable because it was the best way to turn the page: The very first phase of the MCU began in 2008 with the first Iron Man movie.

Jon Favreau tried to save Iron Man

Phase 1 and the entire MCU started with Iron Man. The armored superhero will then be eligible for two more films in 2010 and 2013 to complete his trilogy. Its director and producer, Jon Favreau, completely disagrees that the Russo brothers, who are responsible for Infinity War and Endgame, are killing Iron Man in this way. Even when Marvel was talking about the death of Tony Stark, the director thought that the audience would be devastated. He even tried to dissuade the Russo brothers, they told Vanity Fair.

Some of the pressure came from Jon Favreau, who called us after reading the script and asked, “Are you really going to kill Iron Man?” I remember being at one end of the stage and Jon Favreau trying to convince him. Because he was in vogue: “You can’t do that, it will destroy people … And you don’t want that, for people leaving the cinema. They will throw themselves under the car!” Well, we did it anyway.

If Jon Favreau had to mourn Iron Man no matter what, now he’s busy with another hero in armor as he ventured into the Star Wars universe to create The Mandalorian, which will release season 3 in February 2023.

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