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'Endgame' Script Reveals Tony Stark's Last Thought And Now I'm Crying

This is heartbreaking.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) was our first MCU hero who we loved watching over the ten years since Iron Man was first released, which made it even more heartbreaking when he died after saving the universe in Avengers: Endgame.

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Despite the fact the movie came out more than six months ago, we’re still learning new things about the film, especially since Walt Disney Pictures posted the script online for Awards Consideration.

Now, we’ve found out Stark’s final thought before he died and it’s seriously heartbreaking.

It happens after Rhodey rushes to Tony, then Peter Parker tells him, “Mr. Stark…Tony…it’s okay, it’s okay…Mr. Stark, we won. You did it, sir.” In the final cut of the film, Tom Holland also says, “I’m sorry, Tony.”

Peter leaves and Pepper Potts kneels down and says, “Hey.” And Stark’s final spoken words onscreen are, “Hey, Pep.”

Friday then tells Pepper that his life functions are critical and she tells him, “Tony, look at me. We’re going to be okay…”

In the film, Stark doesn’t respond, but in the script it reads, “He stares at her, tears welling. I’m sorry.

“I’m sorry,” is his final thought as noted by the italics in the script and now I’m crying.

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Pepper tells him, “You can rest now,” and gives him a kiss. The script notes, “When she pulls back she sees his eyes, fixed and glassy. Everything goes quiet. All around, OUR HEROES GATHER, the full weight of what’s happened dawning on them. Tony Stark is gone.”

Earlier in the film, Stark tried to leave the superhero game behind and live a normal life as a husband and father, so there’s no doubt that his unspoken, “I’m sorry,” was for Pepper and their daughter Morgan, who he loved very much.

Unfortunately, the Endgame writers felt that Stark had to sacrifice himself and die, while Steve Rogers AKA Captain America (Chris Evans) had to finally get a life, as Stark himself once told him.

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Speaking with Vanity Fair, Stephen McFeely, who co-wrote the script, explained the reasoning behind Stark’s death, “We realized over the course of the movies that Cap and Tony were on crossing arcs. Cap, who had started as completely selfless and was jumping on grenades willy-nilly, was becoming more self-interested. Not to say selfish, but if you watch Civil War, particularly, he’s making decisions based on what he wants, even if it breaks up the Avengers.

“And Tony started as the brash billionaire playboy, and the stakes are growing for him, the responsibilities growing for him. We realized at one point, late in 2015, that for Steve to be his best self, he was going to have to get a life, and for Tony to be his best self, he might have to lose his.”

Co-director Joe Russo also explained why they couldn’t kill both Stark and Rogers in an interview with Empire, saying, “Once you kill a beloved character like [Tony], you’ve got to have hope at the end of the movie in some regard, and the only person to give you that hope is the other co-lead.

“Had we killed both the leads, I feel like people would have been walking out into traffic after the film. The intention is not to destroy people, it’s to hopefully tell a complex and dimensionalised story in a way, that makes them feel a varied range of emotion.”

Stark learned how to be selfless over the course of the MCU and made the ultimate sacrifice for the universe when he snapped Thanos and his army away.

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Anthony Daniels Actually Asked For C-3PO To Be Killed Off In 'Rise Of Skywalker'

Oh dear!

C-3PO has been part of the Star Wars movies from the very beginning, but if Anthony Daniels has anything to do with it, the beloved droid will be killed off in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The newest trilogy in the Skywalker saga has seen the focus lie with the new characters with some of the returning cast from the old movies being pushed into the background – including C-3PO and R2-D2.

So, it makes sense that Daniels, who’s played the character since 1977 and voiced the character in most of his non-movie appearances, is ready for the end.

The final Rise of Skywalker trailer suggests that C-3PO will die during the movie as he tells Poe he’s taking one last look at his friends. The droid has featured quite a lot in the trailers thus far, including a scene of him being reunited with R2-D2, so it’s possible that he’s been given a larger role this time so it’s sadder when he dies.

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Speaking with the Huffington Post, Daniels revealed he requested J.J. Abrams kill off the character in the final film in the Skywalker saga.

“Before filming this, it seemed like the writers had slightly run out of steam with C-3PO. I didn’t want him to just become a wall decoration. I thought he should have a big send-off or send-off that gave you finality, and of course, at the time, J.J. said ‘no way…’ But J.J. is notorious for changing his mind on a minute-by-minute basis. It makes working with him a vibrant experience,” he said.

But if Abrams doesn’t kill off C-3PO, it’s always possible that another actor will take on the role in order to keep the character as part of the franchise indefinitely.

Another possibility is that C-3PO’s ‘death’ could simply be his memory being wiped and a new personality being installed.

Do you think it’s time C-3PO said goodbye forever?

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The Avengers: Endgame Script Reveals Even More Victims Of The Snap

Did you notice?

The script for Avengers: Endgame has revealed even more victims of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap that wiped out half of all life in Avengers: Infinity War.

The Endgame script was uploaded online by Walt Disney Pictures for awards consideration.

When Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) returns to earth she discovers Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) was one of the casualties of the snap.

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When she meets the remaining Avengers, the faces of the Vanished are displayed on screens including Bucky (Sebastian Stan), Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the believed-dead Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), who we know actually disappeared within the Quantum Realm.

The script now confirms three more victims of the Snap whose photos didn’t appear in the finished film – Wong (Benedict Wong), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Secretary Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt).

The script reads:

A HOLO-DISPLAY ROTATING THROUGH FACES OF PEOPLE WE’VE LOST: WANDA. VISION. BUCKY. T’CHALLA. MARIA HILL.

RHODEY: It’s been twenty-three days since Thanos came to Earth.

TONY, weak, sits in a hi-tech wheelchair, IV dripping into his arm. He stares, taking in the loss: SAM WILSON. SECRETARY ROSS. SHARON CARTER. SCOTT LANG. HOPE VAN DYNE. HANK PYM. NICK FURY.

At Fury, Carol bites back emotion.

NATASHA: World governments are in pieces, as you can imagine. But the parts that still work are trying to take a census. It looks like he did what he said he was going to do.

JANE FOSTER. ERIK SELVIG. WONG. DR. STRANGE. THE BARTON FAMILY. QUILL. DRAX. MANTIS. GROOT. PETER PARKER.

Finally, Tony looks away. RHODEY turns it off.

Speaking with ComicBook.com co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo said a lot of thought went into who would survive Thanos’ snap.

“How do we pay off each individual character story most profoundly? The first person to go is Bucky Barnes and it’s shot from Captain America’s (Chris Evans) perspective,” Anthony said.

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“We’re watching Cap go through the experience of watching him go away. We’re watching Okoye (Danai Gurira), whose number one mission it is in life is to protect the king. She watches the king go, in front of her. To see those characters react in those situations is very powerful and resonant.”

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told The New York Times they wanted the aftermath to be focused on Captain America and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr).

Markus said, “We knew we wanted to see Cap and Tony dealing with the aftermath so that you could really see them suffer, quite frankly.”

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“And that’s why Cap and Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) are relatively minimal in the first movie, because all they’d be doing is punching. We knew that they had a lot of story in the second movie, and there were other people who would have much more story in the first movie, like the Guardians.”

The three previously unnamed victims will appear in future MCU projects with Ross returning in Black Widow, Wong in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Jane Foster returns in Thor: Love and Thunder where she’ll appear as Mighty Thor.

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