It’s been well over a month since Avengers: Endgame was released to enormous critical acclaim and oodles of box office moolah, and fans were pretty pleased with the film for the most part.
But this is Marvel we’re talking about and there’s always a bunch of people who are unhappy with something. In this case, there’s a group of vocal folk who are quite upset over how Tony Stark carked it at the end of Endgame after saving the universe from Thanos and have decided to launch a petition in protest.
Titled “BRING TONY STARK BACK TO LIFE” (yes, they used all caps), this Change.org petition demands that Marvel change the end of Endgame and bring Tony back so he’ll get the happy ending he deserves and live to see his daughter grow up. There’s definitely some movement behind this #SaveTonyStark petition as over 30,000 people have already signed it at the time of writing.
Here’s the thing, it’s nice to see people get passionate about something but this is nothing more than a demonstration of fan entitlement, not unlike the stuff we saw for when season eight of Game of Thrones was airing.
Firstly this is just disrespectful to all the people who have worked exceedingly hard on the film and were required to keep everything under wraps in order to maintain the experience. And secondly, Tony’s death is a perfect ending for a character who has grown from billionaire, playboy, philanthropist to someone who is willing to sacrifice himself to save everyone, which he, you know, did.
And lastly, the filmmakers never promised anything other than delivering a satisfying ending to the last 20 or so Marvel films, which they totally did, so all this whinging is just pointless screaming into a tiny void.
So to all those people on the internet who have signed the petition or are going to sign the petition, just save yourself the stress and don’t bother.
You’re only making an arse out of yourselves and you’re making Marvel fans look bad. We’d love it 3,000 if you could stop and go do something productive, like reading up on why visiting Chernobyl is a bad idea.