After so many years of connecting with the fans all around the globe, the superheroes of the MCU met a tragic and brutal end at the climax of Avengers: Infinity War. The people were shaken and speechless after the ordeal. The infamous snap took a lot of their beloved heroes with it. Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Loki, Bucky Barnes, and Black Panther were some of the extremely popular characters that died in the aftermath of the battle with Thanos.
And the way the fans reacted to the scenes of their favourite heroes saying the final goodbye as they withered to dust is exactly what the Marvel Studios planned from the very beginning. Turns out, Marvel was providing such incredible character development to its superheroes because they were always planning to do something as drastic as what they did in Infinity War. Presenting – Kevin Feige claims Fan reaction to Infinity War ending is exactly what he wanted!!
When Black Panther died at the end of Infinity War, the fans were crying and screaming at the top of their lungs. And then there was the really heart-wrenching scene involving the death of Spider-Man. “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good” – words that will forever echo within our mind till death! The death of Spider-Man really shook the fan base and made it realize that in the MCU, no one, no matter how popular or powerful they are, is untouchable.
Death can kiss anyone in the Marvel Superhero universe. Infinity War is living proof of that. Spide-Man: Far From Home may have confirmed that Peter Parker is indeed coming back from the dead but every time we watch Peter’s death scene, we are reminded of the fact that any hero could be next in line in the death row.
Marvel’s movies always end with a happily ever after. The hero defeats the villain and gets the girl. That is what happens in each and every MCU movie. But not in Infinity War. The movie literally ends with a smile on the bad guy’s face. Who in their right minds does that!!! This is exactly why the Infinity War is different and unique. It has broken the mould when it comes to making a movie on the established superhero genre. Kevin Feige once made an interesting comment on Variety Magazine’s Playback Podcast. He says and we quote:
We did Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, but those have been the longest gestating movies we’ve ever made,” said Feige. “Four years now, almost five years. And it was always about delivering on the promise that we had set up. And the way the world received Infinity War was amazing, it was exactly what we wanted.
And that ending, which we had been working on for many years, and I do remember people, on all of the movies we’ve made and I’m sure on many of the movies we’ll make in the future, whenever the good guy wins, which is often — good guy, good woman, good hero wins — they go, ‘Eh, it’s kind of predictable. Good guy wins,'” Feige added. “Well, sometimes that’s fun. But for years I remember thinking, ‘I wonder what they’re going to do when they don’t?’ Because we knew that was coming. And it couldn’t have been better. The reaction was the best. The reaction. Was. The. Best.
Feige wanted the movie to have both a surprising and a satisfying ending. Satisfying it was but it was also sad. Thanos won but at what cost? And could you actually call this a victory?
These were the emotions of the fans at the end of the movie. Fiege’s Marvel delivered a good movie no doubt but what they did give to us was unforgettable and sickening.
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.