The Five Most Interesting Takeaways from the Avengers: Endgame Press Day
Despite not being able to tell us much since we don’t want to spoil the endgame, there were still some fascinating things that came out of the press conference. Here are the five most interesting things:
How Avengers: Endgame got its title
Kevin Feige: And about four or five years ago, we all started talking about doing something at every turn including the first Iron Man film. We talked about, how can we do something that’s never been done before. What if a superhero outs his identity at the very last shot of the movie? We can’t do that? No one does that. You can’t do that. What would we do next time? I don’t know. Let’s do it. Four or five years ago, we talked about, what haven’t we seen in films based on comic characters? We haven’t seen an ending. A definitive conclusion to an overall saga. So that’s why it’s called End Game and why I think it’s very, very, very special.
How the Russo’s arrive at the ending
Anthony Russo: So the ending of Infinity War is look, Joe and I have mentioned this before. One of our favorite storytelling adages is write yourself into a corner. And what we take that to mean is put yourself in a place on a narrative level where you have no idea how you could possibly move forward from here. And that’s a very exciting place to be. And it forces you to come up with some really creative ways forward. And we’ve tried to do that with the endings of every single Marvel movie we’ve done and never more so of course than Infinity War. We are very committed to the ending of that movie.
Chris Hemsworth’s experience with Marvel
Well, just to echo something you were saying before Anthony about the first time that the Marvel Universe came into my universe back in Australia, I was sitting there. And I would have been just straight out of high school and watching Iron Man 1 and thinking the same thing. Thinking oh my God, imagine, I wish I could be a part of that world. And then a few years on, getting cast in it, as Thor and having the opportunity to embark on this thing, and at the time I thought, was this film even going to make it past DVD? Or make to the cinemas? Or was I going to be recast and all those sort of questions. And look, I think the answer to the question, what made is so special for me was just the different people I was able to work with. From Kenneth Brannagh to, that first film, was really sort of completely in his hands. And he was basically willing to do whatever it takes and wherever he needed me to go for the character. And then through the films with each director and in each different cast member, I would learn something different from them. And by the time about Ragnarok, I felt like I finally had enough sort of confidence to go okay. What is it that I could possibly bring to this?
Chris Evans’ Favorite Part of the Current Arc
Chris Evans: All the heroes up here have their baked in the cake flaws. And I think a lot of that makes for really good conflict in storytelling. That’s why my favorite stuff fin this arc has been my stuff with Downey. Because we are such a dichotomy between how we approach things. But at the end of the day, our hearts are both in the right places. But it provides a lot of great friction. But introducing characters like Captain Marvel and Black Panther, people who also kind of align very similarly to Cap’s nature, I think it creates a nice, it reinforces Cap’s sense of purpose.
What we may see from Nebula
Well, I think it’s maybe safe to say that she suffers from some daddy issues. Because her dad is Thanos, so who wouldn’t? And I think I’m excited for her to finally face the source of this abuse. This has sort of been building through multiple movies through the Guardians movies. And she’s talked about how she wants to inflict revenge. And so we all know about that. So I would like to see her try and face that.
Don’t forget to check out the full conference in the video above and check out Avengers: Endgame in theaters April 26th.