‘Avengers: Endgame’ Directors Talk About Iron Man’s Return in the MCU: “We Closed That Book”

Heres What Killed Iron Man in ‘Avengers Endgame

‘Avengers: Endgame’ was released 5 years ago, it was the biggest MCU event to date which left fans delighted but also heartbroken, since Iron Man ultimately lost his life to defeat Thanos once and for all.

Ever since Iron Man died, fans have been holding out hope that he is not truly gone, especially if we take into account that we are currently in the Multiverse Saga. However, Feige commented on quite a few occasions that Iron Man’s return is absolutely out of the question and his death won’t be touched since it would undo most of the emotional impact that ‘Endgame’ had on fans.

Recently, Robert Downey Jr. talked about his possible return to the MCU. He commented how he would gladly return since the role is integral to his DNA. This left some fans both confused and hopeful, especially since a good chunk of fandom believes that Iron Man is what is needed to save the current trajectory of the MCU. There’s also that easter egg in the latest ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ trailer that references the possible return of the character.

Now in an interview with GamesRadar, directors of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the Russo brothers gave their opinion on the possible return, and they aren’t exactly buying it. They stated that they don’t see how it could be done since they pretty much sealed the deal on the whole thing.

I don’t know how they would do it. I don’t know what the road to that would be [laughs].

Joe Russo added that the moment is pretty much a “closed book.”

I mean we closed that book so it would be up to them to figure out how to reopen it.

As always there is truly an easy workaround around Iron Man’s death, MCU can always introduce a “variant,” or employ some time-traveling gimmicks. As I’ve mentioned before we really are in the midst of ‘Multiverse Saga,’ and variants and time travel are pretty big parts of the MCU and current storytelling.

Just think about Loki, how definite his death was, and how emotional the moment was. He was back through time travel as his younger variant and managed to take part in two seasons of a standalone show. The show did not undo the emotional impact of his death, it even managed to improve upon his character arc in the finale of season 2. The only thing that has to be done is to raise the bar a bit, just like they did with Loki.

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