Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo recently talked about why Chris Evans’ Captain America wasn’t killed off in the movie.
Endgame had many fans say goodbye to some of their favorite characters. Whether you were a fan of Iron Man, Black Widow, or Captain America, everybody lost someone in the end. Some fans have been so heartbroken by some of the goodbyes that petitions to rewrite the story and reshoot the film have started popping up on the internet.
While there were a handful of shocking and emotional deaths in the movie, one character fans were sure would die was Captain America, played by Chris Evans. However, Steve Rogers ultimately got the ending he deserved. After a lifetime of sacrifice, Cap went back in time to and stayed there to marry the love of his life, Peggy Carter.
During an interview with with Empire, Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo was asked about why Marvel Studios didn’t kill a character like Chris Evans’ Captain America that people loved but also expected to die. Here’s what he had to say about that:
“Once you kill a beloved character like [Tony], you’ve got to have hope at the end of the movie in some regard, and the only person to give you that hope is the other co-lead. Had we killed both the leads, I feel like people would have been walking out into traffic after the film. The intention is not to destroy people, it’s to hopefully tell a complex and dimensionalised story in a way, that makes them feel a varied range of emotion.”
Ultimately it seems that the death of Captain America was discussed but was cut because it would have been too depressing. The Steve Rogers Captain America storyline has been brought to a close in a significant way but the emotional depth of Chris Evans’ final scene carries the end of the film and offers a bit of hope for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While heartbreaking, the end of Avengers: Endgame was evidently very well thought-out. How did you feel about the ending of Avengers: Endgame? Do you think Chris Evans’ Captain America should have died? Let us know in the comments below!
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.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.