Avengers: Endgame has come out in digital HD and people have got their hands on the bonus material that comes with it. All the deleted scenes are out. We’ve seen the gag reel, and now the most important audio commentary of the directors and the writers has been heard by the people as well. We’ve finally got the confirmation to why Hawkeye was absent in Infinity War. A lot of important questions have been answered.
There was one question that people did not ask as much as they should have, and that was – How did Captain Marvel find out the exact location of Tony Stark out there in the cosmos. Before the film came out, we had plenty of theories guessing how Tony Stark would make his way home. He obviously wouldn’t have died in space, so people were guessing that it could be with the help of Rocket and Pepper Potts since she was going to don the ‘Rescue’ armor in the film.
Other than that, there was a theory that Thor could somehow bring him back since he has access to the Bifrost with the Stormbreaker at his disposal. The third theory stated that Tony Stark being the mechanic would end up fixing the Benatar himself and will make his way home. And the fourth was that Captain Marvel would bring him back while making her way to Earth and it will all be a coincidence.
Well as it turned out, it wasn’t a mere coincidence. Captain Marvel first found the Avengers and the Rocket could have briefed her about the coordinates of the Benatar. She probably wouldn’t have hoped to find Tony Stark on the ship but did end up finding him after all. Moving past these assumptions, the directors and writers have explained to us how exactly Captain Marvel came across such convenience. Here’s what one of them said in the commentary:
“The missing narrative of course is that she came to Earth, met the Avengers, was brought up to speed on what was happening, and there’s some sort of homing beacon on that ship that she tracks and brings the two of them back to Earth.”
So yes, it was a part of both. Rocket helped locate his ship and she brought it to Earth. It is then that we finally get to see the reunion of Pepper & Tony, and most importantly Steve & Tony. Cap and Tony’s reunion is what we all hoped to see as soon as possible, and the film took no time to give us that. What followed was a very powerful scene as Tony laid it all on Steve for having broken the band previously.
The one thing we do have a complaint about is Captain Marvel’s absence in the overall story. She came in the start, makes the speedy delivery of Tony Stark, helps kill Thanos and then leaves off world. Yes we get that it was obviously done to give the original 6 Avengers and a few others more screen time.
Although we should be glad because from what we’ve heard in the commentary, Captain Marvel wouldn’t have made it until much later. The creatives said:
“Anthony Russo – Sometimes these movies, because of the vast number of characters in these movies, sometimes things can feel a little confusing, if you go too far down the road without sort of clocking…
Stephen McFeely – It could be confusing, but the idea will be that there’d be orange light on Tony’s face, he’d see something, the audience wouldn’t see it, and then only would you reveal what happened there.”
So all’s well that ends well. Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all time and it may never be beaten now. Marvel could make an even bigger movie in the next decade or so. But given the fact that their expansion is happening so rapidly now, people might not be able to move forward with the same pace. It was just Endgame that could have beaten Avatar, but now no other film could probably beat Endgame. Not another Avengers movie and definitely not Avatar.