We may have loved the way Avengers: Endgame ended things, but the film did leave us with a whole lot of questions to be answered by the future. The future of MCU is very vivid and we trust them to answer all the questions and pay off all the set ups they have left us with, but obviously all of those questions could not have been answered by upcoming films. So, this is where the writers and directors of the film come into play.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely had a big interview with the New York Times and they answered plenty of questions. Co-Director Joe Russo had a good one on one with EW.com, but he solved many of our questions taking part in a Q&A session in China. We got an answer to why Doctor Strange did not cut off Thanos’ arm already. He also weighed in upon the confusing Captain America ending. Now he has also given us the answer to why Black Widow’s future is done, and why she just can’t be brought back by exchanging the Soul Stone.
Here’s what he was asked in the Q&A:
“Can you get the soul you sacrificed for the Soul Stone back when you return it?
JR: No, the process is irreversible. Even if you have returned it to its original location, you wouldn’t be able to get the person back. In fact, it’s not really returning the stone, more like putting it back properly. The tribute soul for the Soul Stone will forever be sealed in that place, therefore Black Widow is gone forever.”
Even another snap could not bring her back and that was pretty evident in the movie. Not Just this, the Chinese fans even posed a possibility of how Iron Man could have been brought back to life. Here’s the question and its answer:
“In Infinity War, Thanos used the Time Stone to reverse time so he could bring back the already dead Vision, and it didn’t cause any time parallax. Why did no one use the Time Stone to save Iron Man’s life in End Game?
JR: 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.”
Black Widow’s and Iron Man’s death in the film were the big emotional beats for us. People literally cried having witnessed these deaths. So we can only assume that Marvel will not cheapen them by bringing these characters back in the very next movie itself. The Avengers now have a freakin’ time machine at Arm’s length now. This doesn’t mean that every time find themselves in a problem, they run back in time to find the solution. There has to be some fail switch to it. Time Travel cannot be the answer to every god damn thing. “The Bill has to come due.”
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ty Simpkins, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”