We’re probably going to talk about Avengers: Endgame’s Time Travel until Marvel releases a new movie. Hats off to the creatives for bringing in a new version of time travel, but with what they did towards the end of Endgame, people were left confused, and some are still confused trying to decipher what really happened at the end. Even the writers and directors have had different opinions upon what the ending signified as a whole.
The directors have claimed that as the movie establishes time travel, Cap living with Peggy would have created an alternate timeline. The writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, on the other hand, have said that Cap lived in the same original timeline and has always been the husband of Peggy Carter. This directly conflicts with what the Russos have been saying, and the rules that have been established about time travel.
So, the directors have now come out yet again to explain the time travel logic of the Avengers: Endgame. They’ve also shot down the Captain America Peggy theory that the writers like to believe. Moreover, Doctor Strange did tell Tony that if he tells him about what would happen, then it won’t happen. So, people were confused that why does Bruce telling the Ancient One about what happens in the future not change how the future events take place.
The directors commented:
“Joe Russo – A Back to the Future rule is not applicable in our universe. We’re playing by a different set of rules.
Anthony Russo – You may be thinking about the fact that Doctor Strange doesn’t want to tell Tony about what timeline they’re in as they’re going into the climactic fight with Thanos. The difference between these two situations are when Smart Hulk is talking to the Ancient One, the Ancient One is no longer alive during the events that they’re discussing whereas Tony is very much involved in the events he and Strange are talking about so there’s a little bit of a distinction there.”
Telling Tony about what he has to do in the future beforehand would also leave Tony in a situation where he has second thoughts. If Strange would have straight away told Tony that he has to sacrifice himself, then Tony may have thought of several ways where he could end up saving himself and the Universe. His emotional scales would have been tipped off balance. Joe Russo continued:
“You don’t want to emotionally confuse them or create a situation where they no longer want to go through with what they are supposed to go through with. Especially when your chances are one in 14 million. You have to be very, very careful about not messing it up.”
Any film with Time Travel will always spawn limitless questions because there are unlimited possibilities that end up in the plot. But still, we’re glad to see what Endgame stands for. It is the biggest movie of all time and we’re ready to ignore the flaws that the film did have. Even with the biggest Box Office results, it still might not be the strongest MCU movie, but it did leave everyone satisfied towards its end.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.