You think you’ve got Avengers: Endgame figured out? Well, you don’t. The directors of the crazily anticipated film — Anthony and Joe Russo — say that everyone is wrong about everything. In press junket interview for the new film, the directors said that no fan theory about Endgame or its predecessor Infinity War has really gotten it right.
“Sometimes they’re wildly off, sometimes they’re kind of next door to what might happen… nothing’s ever that close. You can get kind of close but nothing’s exactly right,” Anthony Russo said.
“The fans are so passionate and they spent such a long time living with these characters, thinking about these characters and they’re using their imaginations to follow where these stories could possibly go.”
That being said, they’re not exactly rooting for fans to get it right this (or next) time around. Part of the fun, after all, is the element of surprise.
“Our mission is always to surprise people so we try to make really surprising choices. I don’t think that anyone predicted that we would end Infinity War with killing half the characters,” Joe continued.
“That’s the job — be disruptive. Break up the Avengers, make the good guy the bad guy in Winter Soldier.”
It’s something of a paradox: the more farfetched the ending of the last movie the bolder fans will be with their own predictions. This might pay off one day, with someone on the internet getting the alchemy right and correctly predicting the ending of a Marvel movie. It just hasn’t happened yet.