A short while back, I got to cover the press junket for what I’m calling one of the most important films of the last two decades, Avengers Endgame. The conference itself had a healthy serving of our favorite MCU stars, consisting of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, The Russo brothers, Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johanson, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Chris Evans, and Jeremy Renner. What was mostly talked about at this conference was the build-up of the last 11 years leading towards Endgame. Rightfully so, the cast were very vague with a few questions so they could protect major plotlines of the film, however, I was able to get a handful of great answers.
Here they are:
Jon Favreau, the press conference moderator, asked Anthony Russo specifically: ” How does the surprise ending of Avengers Infinity War affect the tone of Endgame and the aftermath of Thanos’ destruction?”
Anthony Russo responded:
“We both remember that moment that we sat in the theater and watched that first Iron Man for the first time. I remember that feeling of like, I wish we were a part of this. We had no idea that years later we actually would be.” He continued. ” Joe and I have mentioned this before. One of our favorite storytelling adages is ‘write yourself into a corner.’ And what we take that to mean is put yourself in a place on a narrative level where you have no idea how you could possibly move forward from here. And that’s a very exciting place to be. And it forces you to come up with some really creative ways forward.”
When Chris Evans and the rest of the cast were asked about potentially needing security for the swarms of kids who will surround them because of their popularity, Chris hilariously responded:
” Oh I don’t mind punching a kid. I dont need security. ” He continued by saying ” There’s the headline. “
When asked how Robert Downey Jr. felt while he was shooting the emotional scenes on Titan in Infinity War with Tom Holland ( Spiderman ), RDJ replied:
“I make a lot of faces. I need some help in the editing. It was one of those moments. This is the most serious thing that’s happened since you were nine. Now don’t F this up. And I remember the brothers were there. I think we restaged it once or twice. Anyway. It was crazy to shoot it. But it was just another day. Then we were at lunch and doing this stuff. Because it’s a movie. But then I think seeing it and I happened to see it with this amazing kid, the Scottish kid who couldn’t go to a theater. I saw it with him and his reaction really F’ed me up. So I think what a lot of us are looking forward to is like Kevin always says is that it’s a surprising delight experience with End Game. But it’s one of those things where you go wow, I think we just made a pretty serious choice here. But I think audiences liked that. I think audiences are so smart and now so, they require to not be fed the same drivel as even 20 minutes ago. It’s like we need novelty. And I think that what the Russos and Kevin have been able to do that is provide that in spades.”
Well, there you have it guys. Avengers Endgame is out in theaters April 26, be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out. Come back for our Avengers Endgame review that will be up close towards the release of the film as always. And after you see the movie, let us know what you thought on social, we read all the comments we can!