As you all know, Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man play a pivotal role in the story for Avengers: Endgame. In a recent interview with the directors of the film, they dove a little bit into Stark’s story and what he did in the film.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet…
If you did see the movie, you know that Iron Man is the one who ends up wielding the power of the Infinity Stones to destroy Thanos and his army. He was killed in the process. In case you were wondering why exactly Stark had to be the one to take the fall, the Russos explained:
“Thor in this movie couldn’t do it, only Hulk was strong enough to do the snap without dying. We are still not sure whether Captain Marvel can also withstand all the power of Infinity Stones at once. The reason we choose to let Iron Man do it in the end was because he was the closest one to Thanos at the time. In all the futures Doctor Strange foresee, Iron Man was the only one who could get close to Thanos and do the snap. People usually think the death of a hero is a horrible tragedy. But we think this is different. When his death was able to bring back hope, to save half of the universe, then his death was powerful and meaningful. We shouldn’t feel too sad or angry about it.”
So, Doctor Strange always knew that Iron Man’s story would end this way, which is the reason why he raised a finger to Tony with an intense stare during the final battle. That made it clear to Tony this was the one and only way to win.
Another question that fans have been asking is why the Time Stone couldn’t be used to bring Tony back. After all, Thanos did it to bring The Vision back to obtain the stone from him. In regards to that, the directors said:
“It’s because even if you save Iron Man, it will still not change the fact that Thanos will eventually win the war. Among the 14 million possibilities that Doctor Strange has seen, Iron Man’s sacrifice is a must for that one win scenario.”
So, Tony had to stay dead. Makes sense to me! You can’t give Thanos the chance to win the war!
What are your thoughts on the sacrifice that Tony made to save the universe?
Source: Webbed Media