During an interview on The Empire Film Podcast, Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely revealed the Marvel Studios epic almost had Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man venture to Asgard.
As many fans predicted, Avengers: Endgame followed our heroes as they traveled back in time and revisited key moments from previous Marvel Studios films in hopes of collecting the Infinity Stones. However, the way the teams were divided nearly played out differently and Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely discussed how Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man was almost sent to Asgard, where he would have confronted a familiar hero before director Joe Russo suggested the story change course:
“Technically in Thor: The Dark World, the Tesseract is in the vault as the Aether is also there. So that sent Tony to Asgard, and he had an invisible stealth suit, and he fought Heimdall, who could of course see him. I think Joe [Russo] went in and said, ‘Why don’t we go in to Avengers? It’s the biggest movie, it’s the most fun, let’s go.'”
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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 playing in theaters!