No movies have taken the world by storm, like the Avengers saga. Spanning more than a decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe owned by Disney has become the model that other studios are still trying and failing to replicate.
The MCU was kicked off with the release of Iron Man in 2008, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, and Terrence Howard. After this movie, the MCU became a drawing board of crisscrossing cameos and the overarching plot that combined all the films into its big feature Avengers in 2011.
Avengers v. the Purple Titan
Its Magnum Opus Avengers: Endgame was the highest-grossing film ever until James Cameron’s Avatar took the title back on the re-release. Similar to Avengers in 2011, this movie too coalesced all of the MCU properties into one big event.
It saw the expanded Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel to go head to head with the Mad titan Thanos. The film was filled with references to previous films and callbacks, becoming an adrenaline machine for the audience.
Kevin Feige wanted the Avengers dead?
In a bittersweet moment, Endgame saw the linchpin of the MCU, Iron Man, sacrifice his life to save his universe. But unknown till now, the Engineer of MCU, Kevin Feige initially wanted to kill off Thor and Captain America at the climax of Avengers: Endgame.
Confirming the same in an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Infinity war and Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo stated:
“Kevin did actually pitch at one point, taking all the OGs off the board. We thought it was way too aggressive and that the audience wouldn’t be able to process it….”
The directors managed to rein in producer Kevin Feige, deciding instead to let go of one major character, Black Widow in the middle of the movie and Iron Man at the end of the movie, allowing the audience to process the moments.
Source: The Direct