'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' Actually Helped Inspire 'Avengers: Endgame'

Oh yes folks, it seems as though some moments from this hit movie were "inspired" by moments from another hit series of movies!

Looks like we have some franchise cross breeding on our hands!

It's been a big week.


At least for Disney. Heck, then again, when isn't it a big week for Disney?

Even when they lose money on something, one of their other 50 properties will make them some.

There was 'Lion King'


Which made $191,770,759 on its very first opening weekend, cementing the fact that we are going to get these Disney remakes for a while into the future.

Despite what they did to "Be Prepared".

There was San Diego Comic-Con.


And like many other companies, Disney went absolutely ham with the announcements.

Or, at least they did with their Comic like properties. You all know what I'm talking about, of course...

The New Disney+ Shows.


What? You thought I was going to throw a joke in there? Nah.

Anyways, it looks like we're going to get that Loki show, as well as a couple of other sweet surprises.

Then there was 'Avengers: Endgame'.


Which finally, after re-releasing it, made more money than James Cameron's Avatar.

I know I'm pretty late to this meme, but congrats Zoe Saldana on having such high grossing franchises.

Speaking of 'Avengers: Endgame'.


An interesting fact came to my attention today as I was perusing the internet.

Yes, you read the title, so without further ado on my part let's get into this thing.

This is the story...


About how Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (the movie, not the book, although I would guess they're pretty close) influenced what is now the highest-grossing movie of all time.

I know what you're thinking...


What could those two movies possibly have in common? Magic? A girl who is a witch? Great performances? Yes, but that's not what we're here to talk about.

Two words, dear reader: Time Travel.

So let's go back...


To the writing process, where Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were trying to find influences for their upcoming Marvel culmination of ten years of cinema movie.

No pressure.

They watched all sorts of movies.


Back to the Future, Looper, and Terminator were some of the ones that were named.

They watched these movies because apparently, they were the ones that were the most important.



Even though they wanted to go with Back To The Future rules, they decided against it.

First off, it probably wouldn't work in the Marvel Universe, or at least that's what McFeely said.

He said...


In an interview with

"If we were do that, to do something in the past and it's gonna screw up your future, we're gonna do that six times. We would have no way to follow that. It would just be exponentially crazy town."

It was the third act time turner sequence that resonated with McFeely.


He talked about how he liked the stone-throwing scene (where a vase breaks out of nowhere earlier in the movie

And if they had all the money in the world, they would've done that.


So we would've seen a bunch of vases break in the original Avengers movie, is what I'm trying to say.

In the end...


They just decided to make up their own rules and said that it had to be "the hardest thing [The Avengers] had ever done. Or else they'd just do it all the time.