‘Avengers: Endgame’ Writers On Why Captain America Couldn’t Get Killed Off

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Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely reveal why Captain America (Chris Evans) was not killed off in the film.

After nearly 11 years, Avengers: Endgame marked the end of The Infinity Saga storyline that featured both Steve Rogers/Captain America and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) as two of the core Avengers at the center of the story. Both Captain America and Iron Man, despite being friends during their time as Avengers had significant tensions that eventually reached its peak during Captain America: Civil War. Their respective conflict was thankfully resolved in Avengers: Endgame given the scope of the threat that Thanos (Josh Brolin) unleashed upon the entire universe.

Avengers: Endgame sent off both heroes, with Captain America traveling back in time to start a life with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) while Iron Man sacrificed his life to defeat Thanos and his army. Both McFeely and Markus explained to Vanity Fair why keeping Captain America alive was necessary for his arc to be fulfilled:

Stephen McFeely: We realized over the course of the movies that Cap and Tony were on crossing arcs. Cap, who had started as completely selfless and was jumping on grenades willy-nilly, was becoming more self-interested. Not to say selfish, but if you watch Civil War, particularly, he’s making decisions based on what he wants, even if it breaks up the Avengers. And Tony started as the brash billionaire playboy, and the stakes are growing for him, the responsibility’s growing for him. We realized at one point, late in 2015, that for Steve to be his best self, he was going to have to get a life, and for Tony to be his best self, he might have to lose his.

Christopher Markus: And that’s why [Captain America] can’t die in this movie. Because he was willing to die in the first one. That’s not a journey.

If Captain America died in Avengers: Endgame, not only would he have not traveled back in time to live a life with Peggy Carter, but would not have been able to pass on his shield and mantle to Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). In retrospect, it makes sense that although he didn’t die, Captain America was sent off in a way that satisfied the character’s arc after nearly eight years on the big screen.

What do you think of the writers’ decision? Do you think it was the right call to keep Captain America alive? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Captain America, Avengers: Endgame and the rest of the MCU.

Chris Evans last appeared as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Vanity Fair

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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