An eagle-eyed Avengers: Endgame fan has spotted a major callback to Robert Downey Jr.’s first Iron Man movie.
On Reddit, a fan was able to correlate a pivotal scene from Avengers: Endgame to an expository line from the first Iron Man film that features Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The callback in question ties into how Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man was able to wield the Infinity Stones in the climax of Avengers: Endgame when they nearly killed the Hulk when the Jade Giant snapped everybody back to existence.
The theory presented suggests that Tony Stark’s arc reactor was able to take the bulk of the energy from the snap, thus resulting in Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man not being immediately incapacitated. In the first Iron Man film, fellow captive Yinsen tells Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark that his arc reactor could power his heart for 50 lifetimes. Tony Stark fires back and suggests that it could power his heart for fifteen minutes if he was dealing with something big. Obviously, this foreshadowed the monumental power it took to snap away Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
You can check out the Iron Man callback down below.
Or something REALLY big for 15 seconds. It just dawned on me how Tony was able to not only wield the stones but also do so without immediately being incapacitated like the Hulk was. His Arc reactor took the bulk of the energy. from marvelstudios
This is just another example of the intricate world building that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his crew have been doing for over a decade. While many may have found Tony Stark’s brief survival to be contrived, this theory shuts all those complaints down by focusing on how Iron Man’s arc reactor was able to keep his heart at bay.
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Robert Downey Jr. was last seen as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
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.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.