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With Avengers: Endgame set to hit local theatres in five days, tension is running high. Who will survive? Who will eventually meet their end? Will the fallen return? All these questions hang in the air.
And only one person out of the entire cast knows the answers to these questions. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert has been with the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it began. It definitely makes sense that he’s the only Avenger who actually knows how the entire movie will play out.
Rotten Tomatoes recently sat down with directors, Anthony and Joe Russo who explained their thought process about restricting access to the Endgame scripts.
“[Robert Downey Jr.] was probably the only one to actually read the entire script,” Joe said. “I think Benedict [Cumberbatch] got the script that included his scenes only. [Chris Evans] might have read the whole script.”
“Part of our motivation to do that is it just takes a lot of pressure off of people,” Anthony continued. “I mean, it is hard to constantly censor yourself about what you’re saying, how you talk, because these movies are your whole life. It’s everything you’re doing all day long, the inclination is to talk about it. So we take a lot of pressure off of people just by saying, ‘Okay the less you know, the less you have to mind yourself.”
“[Chris Hemsworth’s] character, Thor, doesn’t need to know what Captain America’s doing for most of Infinity War, so Hemsworth reads his scenes and Evans reads his scenes, so if they don’t read the rest of the movie, they don’t know what’s going on with it, and it makes it easier to have conversations with people,” Joe explained. “We kept it going through, even more so, with Endgame. There are more secrets in Endgame than there are in Infinity War.”
As Infinity War already snapped away our souls with its traumatic ending, we’re even more nervous about these “secrets” in the epic conclusion of the Infinity Saga.
In a separate interview with The Upcoming, Robert adds more pressure, excitement and anticipation about Endgame.
“The last eight minutes of that movie are maybe the best eight movies of the entire history of the whole run of them in a way because everyone’s involved,” the Iron Man actor said. “So I was delighted.”
These statements are giving us more to think about! What will happen in Endgame? Why does everyone come together in the end? What sort of secrets do the Russo brothers have up their sleeves?
Well… Only five days to go before we get our answers! What do you think the epic conclusion will hold?
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