The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster to end all blockbusters grossed a record-breaking $250 million-plus during its opening weekend, and become the fastest film to reach $1 billion-earned worldwide, all thanks to the fandom. Ten years, nineteen movies and $15 billion-plus later, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in peak form, unquestionably funded not only by fan dollars, but fan enthusiasm.
Making movies is a give and take industry, quite literally. Although it may not seem like it most of the time, the “incredible talent in front of and behind the camera” – again, Feige’s words – do their utmost providing viewers with all the information necessary to push the story forward, but it’s easy to lose sight of their efforts.
More often than not, the information is hidden in plain sight and yet, zooms right past us, left undiscovered until years later. Take this eagle-eyed fan, for example, who posted the below image of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) foreshadowing the events of Infinity War all the way back in Age of Ultron.
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How exactly does this foreshadow the events of the recent blockbuster? Well, from Tony’s perspective on Titan, all his friends and loved ones are dead, and he was unable to stop their demise – or, at the very least, bid farewell. While he was with Peter (Tom Holland) during his final moments, the likes of Steve, Bruce, Pepper, Happy, etc., all died without so much as a goodbye, leaving him with a boatload of regret.
Avengers: Age of Ultron remains divisive, true, but if this isn’t just a coincidence, then it adds significant heft to arguably one of the most disliked films in the MCU. With that said, tell us, do you think Stark’s confession here was intentional or mere coincidence? As always, be sure to drop us a comment down below with your thoughts.
Source: Heroic Hollywood