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Steve Rogers And Tony Stark Are Totally Going To Die In Avengers: Endgame

It would be a fitting end to the last three phases of Marvel films.

When Avengers: Endgame finally comes out in a couple of weeks time, it’ll mark the end of a journey that’s taken 22 films, 13 years, and two different Hulks.

While we have absolutely no idea what to expect from the film, other than a bladder-straining 3-hour running time and Ant-Man possibly crawling up Thanos’ butt, we have a pretty good hunch on what’s going to happen to two beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans.

Are you ready for it? Here it is: Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are going to die in Endgame.

And nor should you.

Bear with us here, this isn’t just a random shot in the dark. Let’s start with Steve first.

Cap’s solo movies have been taking influence from a number of acclaimed comic series, such as the recent Captain America: Civil War loosely adapting the popular “Civil War” comic storyline. While Steve is still alive in the films, he was assassinated in Civil War’s follow-up comic, “The Death of Captain America.”

Endgame doesn’t adapt “The Death of Captain America” and is largely an original story, but there have been hints scattered in the last few Steve Rogers-centric films hinting at a visit to the pearly gates in the upcoming Avengers flick, and it all makes sense from a character arc perspective.

  • He’s said a bunch of times across the films that he’s willing to lay down his life for what he believes in, to the point where he’s abandoned the Captain America moniker
  • Thanos represents the greatest threat to the universe he’s faced and stopping the Mad Titan would be a completion of his character arc
  • And you don’t drop hints about sacrificing yourself without paying them off later on. That’s just filmmaking 101.

And of course, there’s the behind-the-scenes stuff as well. It’s been well documented that Chris Evans was very hesitant to take on the role of Steve Rogers before he finally signed on to a six-contract deal, which ends once Endgame is out.

Given all the years he’s been playing the same character, not to mention all the hints he’s dropped over the years about wanting to move on at some point, Endgame appears to be the perfect place to hang up Captain America’s shield for both Chris and Steve.

Moving onto Tony Stark, he’s remained alive through a lot of the comic storylines so no use combing those for hints. Instead, let’s just look at what the films have done so far.

Tony has said early on in the very first Iron Man that he shouldn’t be alive and has vowed to use his brain to defend the Earth. Like what Thanos is to Steve, the Mad Titan also represents the greatest challenge Tony’s had to face and a sacrifice here would also be a completion of his character arc that was established in that cave with Yinsen 11 years ago.

Robert Downey Jr’s contract with Marvel will also end after Endgame and he’s been playing Tony Stark nearly as long as Hugh Jackman did with Wolverine so surely he must be wanting to move on now.

And you know, Tony did get stabbed in Infinity War and that’s as big of a Chekov’s Wound as you’re going to get.

Tony’s words coming back to punch him in the face. Literally.

Now while the board is set for Steve and Tony to gracefully (or ungracefully) bow out, it doesn’t mean Captain America and Iron Man are dead.

Marvel has established a couple of things in the films to ensure that other people will carry on the torch of those two superheroes for many years and movies to come.

For Cap, it is likely that the next person to don the shield is Bucky Barnes due to his similar skillset as Steve and him being Steve’s BFF and all. Plus he’s got a lot of redemption to go through after his stabby Winter Soldier years so it seems perfect for him to do some good as Captain America. Seeing as how Sebastian signed a nine-film contract to play Bucky, it seems like the pieces are in place for the next Cap.

The fight was really Bucky’s audition for Captain America.

As for Tony, remember that genius whizkid, Harley, from Iron Man 3? Probably not because that film was pretty meh, but our money is on him to take up the Iron Man helmet once Tony carks it.

The kid is smart, handy with his hands, has an established rapport with Tony, will be around 18 by the time Endgame is out and about, and has a three-film contract with Marvel. All signs are pointing to a new and young Iron Man at some point in our future, which will effectively serve as both a new origin story and continuation of the character.

Yeah, he is actually. But you’ll also get an Iron Man suit!

As much as we would like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans to play Tony Stark and Steve Rogers respectively until the end of time, it simply isn’t feasible, so why not have them go out in the grandest way possible.

Now this is all nothing more than an educated guess at best, but if there was a time to finally pass on the Iron Man suit and Captain America’s shield, Endgame is about as perfect of a time as there ever will be to say goodbye to Steve and Tony.

Here's The Reason Captain Marvel Is Wearing More Make-Up In Avengers: Endgame

Let's just get that out of the way.

The recent couple of clips saw Captain Marvel finally rub shoulders with the rest of the surviving Avengers and this brought up a couple of interesting questions from fans.

Where was Captain Marvel when the Snappening has going down? Is she powerful enough to take down Thanos? And the most important question of all, why is Carol wearing more make-up in Endgame than in Captain Marvel?

I like this one.

Of all the odd and interesting questions that have come up over the last few weeks about Endgame, including whether putting Ant-Man up Thanos’ butt is a good strategy, fans seem to be really fascinated with Carol’s make-up. Given how she wore nearly no make-up in Captain Marvel, which was directed by a man and woman, compared to Endgame, which was directed by two men, it’s a valid observation that bears answering.

During a recent press junket interview with io9Endgame director Joe Russo explained everything and the reasoning is pretty simple. He and his brother Anthony give suggestions to the actors on character looks but leave the actors to make the final call themselves with whatever they want so they can feel comfortable.

“We empower them to have control over their characters because they need to be comfortable playing those characters.”

So they might say to Chris Evans, “Cap should have a beard”, but it’ll be Chris’ call on how long it should be on whether he should go full cave man or Fu Manchu, or they might tell Scarlett Johansson that they think Black Widow should have a new hair style because of the time that’s passed but it’ll be up to her what sort of haircut or colour the character should have.

For Carol, it was actually Brie Larson’s first time playing the character as she filmed Endgame before Captain Marvel and Carol’s look was ultimately down to the choices Brie and her make-up team made for the film. The Russos also noted that as it got closer to filming Captain Marvel, Brie got better at understanding Carol and made other creative choices accordingly, hence the different looks between films.

So there you have it folks, there’s no drama or sexist reason behind why Carol wears more make-up in Endgame, just a couple of directors being good directors.

And for that we must thank them because this freedom gave us stupid, sexy bearded Steve Rogers, who sadly appears to have shaved off all his face fuzz for Endgame and that in itself is a tragedy.

You will be missed, sexy bearded Captain America.

Chadwick Boseman Is The Perfect Troll In The Face Of Avengers: Endgame And Black Panther 2 Spoilers

Gotta give the man props for being the anti-Tom Holland when it comes to Marvel movie spoilers.

It’s nearly here folks, we’re only a few weeks out before Avengers: Endgame is FINALLY here and we can get that sense of closure that was robbed from us 12 months ago when Infinity War ended with Thanos turning half the universe’s populated into dust.

Now anything spoilery or plot-related to Endgame has been kept under complete lockdown by Marvel, so much so that the cast has had to come up with increasingly creative ways to dodge any questions related to the movie.

Which brings us to Chadwick Boseman, who was asked recently at CinemaCon about what was going on with his character, T’Challa, in Endgame since he was dusted in Infinity War, as well as the goss on what’s happening with Black Panther 2 since, well, he’s dead.

Whereas someone like Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr. would deftly swing the conversation around to something else with their charm, Chadwick decided to go full, somewhat unintentional troll.

The interviewer bombarded Chadwick with questions ranging from T’Challa and Black Panther’s in Endgame to Black Panther 2. His response to every single question? Simply, “I’m dead.”

His opinion about the hype for Endgame? Dead.

Thoughts about not wanting to share spoilers? Dead.

Black Panther 2? Dead.

It truly is a masterclass in nicely trolling an interviewer and it looks like Chadwick was channelling his inner smartass Shuri for it. In his defence, Marvel probably had anti-spoilers snipers or agents stationed nearby just in case anyone spilled any deets, so really he’s protecting everyone by not telling us anything.

To be fair, he isn’t wrong and T’Challa is clearly at the pearly gates. That being said, you just know Chadwick will be back in that black vibranium panther suit for Black Panther 2 at some point because there’s just no way they’re not going to make a sequel to a movie that made over $1 billion.

We won’t have long to find out just how T’Challa becomes un-dead when Endgame comes out on April 24. For now, let’s just enjoy Chadwick Boseman trolling the hell out of everyone because it’s a nice little entree before the three-hour plus feast that awaits us in a few weeks time.

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