The force of the stones should have made it practically impossible for Stark to do, however, one fan has found a clue for why he was able to perform the snap that immediately hurt both the Hulk and Thanos when they did it before him.
The Hulk’s arm was badly injured when he did his snap, while Thanos’ arm and leg were also injured.
One fan has found a clue as to why Iron Man was able to do the snap in the first place.
Reddit user u/WolverineKuzuri93 shared an image to Reddit with a theory suggesting that Stark was able to use the Infinity Stones and not immediately die because of the Arc Reactor.
This goes all the way back to 2008’s Iron Man when Yinsen tells Stark the Arc Reactor could run his heart for 50 lifetimes, but Stark’s response was that it could alternatively power something much bigger for 15 minutes.
Stark only needed to use the Infinity Stones for a brief moment and the Arc Reactor and his suit allowed him to do so. He was literally built for that moment.
Another fan, u/WalterM73 commented on the post, adding, “I think he lasted a bit longer because the nanoparticles kept on trying to repair the suit and took the main damage until the snap which was too much and eventually got to Tony’s frail human body.”
These theories address what was thought to be a plot hole in Endgame as we’d previously heard that regular human beings couldn’t withstand contact with an Infinity Stone. This is why Bruce Banner knows he’s the only one who could use the gauntlet to bring everyone who’d been dusted in Avengers: Infinity War back.
Despite how heartbreaking it was, it’s kind of nice that the man who started the journey got to be the one to end it.
That Avengers Post-Credit Shawarma Scene Was Somehow Inspired By An 'Angel' Death
It turns out that hilarious post-credit Avengers scene where Earth’s mightiest heroes silently eat shawarma after the Battle of New York was actually inspired by another Joss Whedon project – Angel.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly at New York Comic-Con, the cast of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off series Angel reunited for the show’s 20th anniversary. Alexis Denisof, who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the series, and Amy Acker, who played Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle, revealed that Fred’s death on the show ended up influencing The Avengers.
“That was intense,” Denisof said of filming Acker’s heartbreaking death scene.
“I remember Joss particularly wanted to direct that. He gave us an amazing atmosphere. He more or less cleared the set to just him, the camera operator, and you and me,” he added.
Acker then made the Avengers reveal, “I just remember that at the end of the day we all went for a drink and were sitting in a bar and none of us spoke to each other,” she says.
“Apparently the shawarma scene at the end of Avengers was inspired by us just sitting there not talking.”
The scene shows Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye silently eating shawarma for about 30 seconds while the restaurant workers quietly clean up the debris from the battle. It’s a very awkward kind of funny.
Whedon had to assemble the cast after the world premiere in Europe to add the extra 30 seconds of footage onto the film.
“We used to talk about, as I was saying earlier, the fun of the characters. We used to talk about the Avengers riding a bus together, or the Avengers all sitting around at a dinner table together, and they are around a table on a helicarrier briefly in the movie but we never quite have done, something about these spectacular extraordinary people doing the most mundane thing possible.”
“I think Joss said ‘We should’ve had them eating shawarma at the end. Just all exhausted,’ and I said, ‘That’s the greatest idea I’ve ever heard in my entire life.’ I said, of course, we have to do that, and the thought was well you can’t get all of them together now. And then executive producer Jeremy Latch went to my then assistant Jonathan Schwartz and said… ‘The premiere is going to be at the El Capitan. Get a map and find every shawarma restaurant in a two-block radius of the El Capitan.’
“He went, ‘Okay’ and goes into his car. He takes all these pictures, comes back, and says ‘Joss, take a look and choose which location do you want,’, and he looks and goes, ‘For the shawarma scene?’ He said, ‘You guys are crazy! Can we actually do that?'”
He continued, “Well, we’re doing the premiere, then we’re doing the junkets, so this is the only time all the actors will be together again… Go get a van, take them from the junket, get in costume, take them to this shawarma restaurant. It’s only one shot, shoot it, and have it. I called Robert first and said, ‘Robert we have this idea. to go from the junket to shooting and you’re just there eating shawarma,’ and he goes, “Well that’s so crazy we have to do it.’
“So cut to a few weeks later and all the Avengers are sitting around this shawarma restaurant eating it. Chris Evans has a giant beard as he often grows for other films in between movies, he had a big beard. So we put this prosthetic face on him that looked horrific, which is why if you watch the scene again he’s covering his face.”
Chris Hemsworth had also lost all of his muscle because he was shooting Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea at the time, so his costume didn’t fit him, which is why he’s hunching down in the suit and his wig covers the huge gap between his neck and armour.
They basically edited it straight away and sent it off for inclusion in the film.
Watch the scene here:
Not Even Elizabeth Olsen Noticed This WandaVision Poster Easter Egg
Did you see it?
WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen didn’t notice the Easter egg hidden in the show’s first poster until it was pointed out to her on live TV – to be fair, I totally hadn’t noticed it either!
The actress, who plays villain-turned-Avenger Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch in the MCU will be playing the character in a small screen project for Disney+ alongside Paul Bettany, who plays Android Vision.
While we don’t know much about the show – it doesn’t release until early 2021 after all – it’s confirmed that it will take place after Avengers: Endgame and will connect with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, because Wanda will appear in that movie.
So, we’ll have to wait and see what it’s really about, but Marvel did hide a little Easter egg in the first piece of marketing material for the show and Olsen didn’t even notice it.
While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the second season of Sorry For Your Loss, Kimmel showed Olsen the poster for WandaVision, pointing out that in the far left of the poster, there’s a shadow of the title characters with Wanda seemingly wearing the headpiece that the character wears in the comics.
The actress said, “I’m so happy you pointed that out, I didn’t notice that.”
Good to know Marvel keeps their cast across everything!
Kimmel asked what she knew about the show and she told him she didn’t actually know what she was allowed to say.
“When I found out about it, they had Paul and I come in at different times into [Kevin Feige’s] office, and it felt like being called into the principal’s office.”
“I thought I got in trouble saying something about Infinity War or something at the time. And it’s kind of his creation, the show, it’s an idea he conceived,” she added.
Kimmel responded, “If he conceived it, it’s going to be good.”
“It’s pretty great… I know a lot about it,” Olsen told him cheekily.
When Olsen first appeared as Wanda in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the topic of whether she’d wear the same costume from the comics was a controversial topic. The actress recalled that Joss Whedon told her she wouldn’t be wearing the revealing outfit that the character wears in the comics for Age of Ultron.
Olsen has played the character four times and has never worn anything similar to the outfit displayed in the comics, but perhaps that will change in WandaVision?
Wanda has yet to show how truly powerful she is in the MCU and what’s most interesting about WandaVision is that it’s been described quite strangely as, “Half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular”.
Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp and Teyonah Parris as the adult version of Monica Rambeau will also appear in the show.
ScreenRant has some ideas for how the show will take a turn, “The realm of exaggerated ‘50s wholesomeness may have been created by the unstable combination of [Wanda’s] emotional volatility after seeing her love killed and the potentially reality warping powers she wields. Such a setup can only end with a tragic return to reality.”