The wait is finally over for “Avengers: Endgame” – the finale of phase three of the Marvel universe – the culmination of twenty-one movies.
It’s already being projected to have the biggest North American opening of all time and the word of mouth is that the three hour and two minute movie is nothing short of spectacular.
And Robert Downey Jr. had some bold words for the last eight minutes of “Avengers: Endgame.”
“Avengers: Infinity War” hit theaters last May and shattered box-office records. It was funny, emotional, action-packed and ended with a jaw-dropping morbid moment when Thanos did what he promised – snapping his fingers and wiped out half of all life in the universe.
Now the Avengers are out for revenge in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame.”
The expectations are high and all of the actors – as they should – claim it’s an emotional ride. Chris Evans announced on Twitter how special the movie is and that he cried several times during his first screening. Would you expect him to say anything else though?
But Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. took it to a whole other level when he told “The Upcoming,” “The last eight minutes of that movie are maybe the best eight minutes in the entire history of the whole run of them, in a way, because everyone’s involved.”
There’s a lot to unpack there. Specifically the operative words “everyone’s involved,” could suggest a number of things. Usually, the last few minutes of any story is a return to stasis after the climax.
So could it be that it’s a passing of the torch to set up phase four? For instance, Tony Stark passes the torch to Spider-man and Captain Marvel?
Or could it be that the last eight minutes are all of them fighting off Thanos in a final battle? The former is the most likely the route in terms of storytelling.
Another possibility is the rumors that some of the original Avengers might die at the end of the movie. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have already said this will be the last time they play Captain America and Iron Man respectively.
It would make a lot of sense if they killed those characters off, which means the last eight minutes could be an emotional cathartic send off for them.
Fan theories are exploding in anticipation of the new film but we are getting ambiguous tidbits.
“Dr. Strange” director Scott Derrickson recalled on Twitter when he ran into the Russo Brothers – whom both directed “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” – gave him an elevator pitch of the epic finale.
Derrickson told them, “if you can pull off ‘Infinity War’ then ‘Endgame’ is going to be fantastic.” And they did pull of “Infinity War” in a great way.
“Endgame” will be so big that it will undoubtedly rival the global event the season eight premiere of “Game of Thrones” was a little over a week ago. The reviews aren’t in yet but the global audience will be clamoring for it regardless of what critics say. Who wouldn’t want to watch the epic conclusion of a twenty-one film storyline?