‘Avengers: Endgame’ director Russo Brothers recently revealed in the ‘Vanity Fair’ section: ‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau had prevented ‘Avengers: Endgame’ from killing “Iron Man” Tony Stark.
After reading the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ script, Favreau called the Russo brothers and said, “Are you really going to arrange for Iron Man to die? …… you can’t do that, it will make the audience very sad, you wouldn’t want you wouldn’t want someone to walk out of the cinema into the traffic on the main road.” The two men rushed to reassure him.
Today, the Russo brothers say, “We ended up shooting it.” Anthony Russo agrees that Favreau didn’t experience their creative process firsthand, so he had that reaction, and they would have given the same feedback if they had been in Favreau’s position.
Joe Russo said that although Iron Man’s ending is “sacrificial”, its character arc is presented with a sense of redemption, full of emotion, uplifting and full of hope.