Robert Downey Jr. promises the last eight minutes of Avengers: Endgame are the best in the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Downey is one of the founding fathers of the MCU as the star of the franchise's very first film, Iron Man in 2008. He's since starred in all three solo Iron Man films as well as the first three Avengers movies. In fact, Downey extended his Marvel contract to appear in movies like Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming, cementing Tony Stark aka. Iron Man as one of, if not the most important hero in the MCU.
Downey will return alongside his fellow MCU stars for Avengers: Endgame, the culminating film of the MCU so far. The movie brings an end to the storyline the franchise has been developing since the very beginning, what Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige calls the Infinity Saga. Downey's Tony Stark will pick up where he left off in the cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War, dealing with the fallout from Thanos snapping away half of the universe. However, Tony is trapped on Titan with Nebula, whereas Captain America, Thor, Bruce Banner, Black Widow and Hawkeye remain on Earth. But while fans are looking forward what happens next, it's also sure to be a bittersweet ending to this decade-spanning storyline.
As Downey tells The Upcoming, Avengers: Endgame will deliver a spectacular ending. In fact, he claims the final few minutes of the movie are the best of any MCU film so far. Downey said, "The last eight minutes of [Avengers: Endgame] are maybe the best eight minutes in the entire history of the whole run of them, in a way, because everyone’s involved." It's not entirely clear from Downey's quote, but it does seem as if he's confirming that the final minutes will be the best because all the heroes will be involved.
Prior to the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the number of characters involved was a major topic of discussion among fans, especially in regards to how they would be utilized. Now we know the characters were split into two major teams - one that faced Thanos on Titan, and the rest who battled him on Earth. And there were exceptions like Ant-Man and Hawkeye who didn't appear at all in Infinity War. The fact remains that Avengers: Infinity War failed to unite all the heroes of the MCU together in one scene, leaving the door open for Avengers: Endgame to deliver such a monumental sequence. Perhaps this is the sequence to which Downey is referring.
That said, he may also be referring to how Avengers: Endgame will wrap up the stories of the original Avengers. Downey and Evans are expected to wrap up their time in the MCU as Iron Man and Captain America respectively, and there's been a great deal of speculation about whether either or both will die. Although Avengers: Endgame features characters other than the original six Avengers, they're expected to be at the core of the movie and, especially, the emotional arc. So it makes sense that their arc would wrap up in the end, and perhaps Downey is promising a satisfying conclusion to the Infinity Saga.
Ultimately, fans will have to wait and see exactly what Downey is talking about when he teases the last eight minutes of Avengers: Endgame. Thankfully, with little more than a week left until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, fans won't have to wait too much longer until they can see the movie for themselves.
Source: The Upcoming
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