I’m still not emotionally over Avengers: Endgame, especially since people keep telling me they “love me 3000” and suddenly it feels as though I’m back in the fully booked theater at 3 am crying.
Since the “spoiler ban” (which some ignored) has recently been lifted, fans have been receiving a tonne of fun and amazing behind-the-scene looks at Marvel’s biggest film. A large majority of the stars have been sharing images and videos from the final battle which saw all of our favourite characters, literally all of them, assemble together in one epic battle.
I’m sure many fans were not ready for the images that Robert Downey Jr shared on his Instagram.
It was arguably one of the most iconic scenes of the entire film and possibly even the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was the moment where Tony Stark sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos and his massive army. Bringing the entire 10 years to a nice full circle with the line “I am Iron Man”.
Interestingly, that scene was re-shot in January this year. According to Anthony Russo, Robert was very resistant to begin with. He didn’t want to come back and do it again.
“He had thought he’d already said goodbye to the character and he had to do it one more time, so we had to talk him into it.”
From the looks of it, the original scene included Tony just snapping with no dialogue. The Russo Brothers then decided to add the “I am Iron Man” line in when the film was near its completion.
I can’t quite imagine that scene without dialogue now. The fact that Tony ended his career and life with those words, very much mirrored the way he started his new life as Iron Man and as a different kind of person.
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.