‘Avengers: Endgame’: You Heard Tony Stark’s Last Phrases, But Not His Final Thought

Robert Downey Jr. on the red carpet

Tony Stark’s loss of life in Avengers: Endgame could not have been all that shocking, however it nonetheless hit followers like a ton of bricks. That’s due partly to Robert Downey Jr.’s efficiency, and partly as a result of screenplay.

As each screenplay does, Endgame’s advanced significantly, not solely earlier than pictures, however throughout and even after.  Nevertheless, one factor that hasn’t been revealed till now could be that Tony had two very plain and easy final phrases as his dying thought — and people had been phrases he was not vulnerable to saying up to now. 

Proof that Tony Stark actually does have a coronary heart

Robert Downey Jr. on the red carpet
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As the ultimate scene performed out, Tony placed on the gauntlet in order that he might ship the ultimate blow to Thanos and his minions. He declared, “I’m Iron Man,” calling again a memorable line of dialogue from the primary Iron Man film when Tony revealed his alter ego to the world. Lastly, along with his personal snap, Tony turned the forces of Thanos to mud. 

That wasn’t all that was on his thoughts, although. The screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely had one further line, though it wasn’t to be stated out loud, and it wasn’t to be stated to Thanos. Display screen Rant revealed it was directed towards  his spouse, Pepper Potts: “I’m sorry.” 

Sorry for what? Sorry for being a womanizer all these years if you had been standing proper there? Sorry for being so self-centered for many of our relationship? Sorry merely for not having the ability to stick with our household? The screenplay doesn’t elaborate, nor does it must. Some issues are higher left unsaid. 

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Tony bought what he deserved

Downey, an actor who’s eager to improvise, needed to play Tony’s loss of life with out saying something in any respect. Nevertheless, administrators Joe and Anthony Russo thought that didn’t really feel proper on condition that Tony was well-known for his verbal abilities, significantly his one-liners that silenced everyone wanting Bruce Banner and Steven Unusual. So “I’m Iron Man” made its return. 

As laudable as Tony’s sentiments are, and as a lot as he could be missed, an apology was not really obligatory. One might argue whether or not or not Tony knew in that second that if he placed on the gauntlet, he wouldn’t survive it even when he was profitable. But it doesn’t matter what his intent, he bought the ending he deserved. 

That’s to not say it’s good that Tony is lifeless, however that he lastly bought the redemption he sought. After years of pondering solely of himself first, he made the final word sacrifice for the better good, not just for his family and friends however the world – no, the universe at massive. That’s why he deserved the grand finale he bought, with a funeral attended by each main character from the MCU who may very well be there.

What is going to Robert Downey Jr. do after Marvel?

Downey’s first post-Marvel film will likely be Dolittle, a brand new model of the Physician Dolittle story beforehand made into an notorious 1967 musical stricken by manufacturing issues, and a straight comedy automobile led by Eddie Murphy. Sadly, historical past has repeated itself – the brand new model, directed by Stephen Gaghan, has been dogged by dangerous buzz and price overruns. Now it has a January launch date, the place bloated huge funds motion pictures go to die. 

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Nonetheless, even when Dolittle doesn’t do nicely, Downey has sufficient of a legacy, and definitely sufficient of a checking account, to soak up that blow.  Followers have questioned if there was a way Downey might return, regardless of Tony’s funeral. Some have stated he might present a Jarvis-like voice, or he might pop up for a flashback cameo.

There have been unconfirmed experiences that Tony Stark will seem in Black Widow or present a voice for What If…?, the animated Disney+ collection that imagines an alternate future. 

Even when neither of these appearances occur, few would dispute that Tony Stark, and by extension, Downey, gave all.