Robert Downey Jr. shares an alternate look at Tony Stark and Peter Parker's Avengers: Endgame special look photo. In light with the release of Avengers 4's tickets came a brand new bonus teaser mostly composed of new footage - which included a brief glance of Tony looking at a framed snap of him and his mentee upon the latter's completion of the Stark internship. The split-second shot perfectly encapsulated the two's dynamic, but there's another version of the image that insinuates quite a different message.
Tony paved the way for Peter to join the bigger superhero world that exists with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. From the get-go, it's clear that the two have a great dynamic so it wasn't surprising that Iron Man, albeit reluctantly, became Spider-Man's unofficial mentor. Marvel Studios efficiently fleshed out their relationship over the course of two films before events of Avengers: Infinity War rolled out, making Spider-Man's death in the arms of Tony much more impactful. And the Endgame special look reminded fans of Tony's trauma by featuring him staring at his and Peter goofing around for a snap.
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A different shot of the image, however, makes its way online thanks to Downey sharing it on his official Instagram account. In his upload, Stark looks less enthusiastic about posing with Peter, while his mentee sheepishly grins. The plaque they're holding is also upside down like how it is in Endgame's official teaser. The actor captioned his post "we are stoked," check the image below:
There's still no clarity when it comes to how Endgame could pan out with Disney's trailers barely giving anything plot-wise. Add to that directors Joe and Anthony Russo admitted to footage manipulation in trailers to throw off fans from figuring out what's going to happen in the film, and it makes it much more difficult to build theories based on what's in these trailers. But with Spider-Man: Far From Home coming in two months after Avengers 4 with Peter teaming up with Nick Fury (who also disintegrated), fans are assured that Tony and the rest of the surviving heroes will be able to find a way to defeat Thanos and restore peace and order in the universe. Whether or not that means Iron Man survives the debacle is an entirely new conversation however. It's also curious how Peter's experience during this whole debacle will affect him moving forward.
Tony's fight against Thanos has always been personal. The Mad Titan's existence and the idea that he can launch another attack on Earth since the Battle of New York psychologically tortured him for years. But having Peter die in front of him because of the villain took it on another level, making him motivated now more than ever to make sure that Thanos pays for his sins. Since not much is known regarding Avengers: Endgame, it's curious if the Avengers are particularly striving to revive the dead heroes and bring the universe to its state pre-snap or they're simply out to avenge the galaxy. In any case, fans can be assured that they'll do everything they can to take down the Mad Titan whatever it takes.
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- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019