Iron Man Almost Had A Different Death Scene In 'Avengers: Endgame'

Yes, you remember that iconic death scene from Endgame? The one that made everyone in the theatre almost burst out in tears? Well, that almost didn't happen.

I know, it's hard to believe.

It's undeniable that 'Avengers: Endgame' was an absolute powerhouse.


Even if you're not a fan of Marvel films, you can't deny that it made all the money in the world and it touched a lot of people.

And one of the most touching moments for most people was Iron Man's death.


Uh... spoilers?

Anyways, the moment where Tony Stark uses the infinity stones to snap Thanos and his army out of existence was very powerful. It does, however, cost him his life.

His final words are in response to Thanos: "I am inevitable"

He says: "And I... Am... Iron Man".

Yes, gripping and powerful. But believe it or not, it may not have happened.


Jeff Ford, the editor for Avengers: Endgame, talked to Collider about the alternate versions of the ending.

He said that Robert Downey Jr. likes to try a lot of different things, and so they shot a lot of different takes for the death scene.

Luckily, the Russo Brothers don't mind improv.


Ford said about the process:

"Robert had different ideas…We give him space to do that. Joe and Anthony are great about improv. We shot a run of different performances for that last moment. Some of them were crazy. Some of them we would never have used."