'Avengers: Endgame' After Credit Easter Egg Explained
There’s a lot of articles telling people not to stay after the credits. I listened to these articles during my first viewing experience of Avengers: Endgame and I really wish I didn’t. Although, the movie doesn’t have an after credit scene, the audience is left with a pretty bittersweet MCU easter egg. From this point on, this article will contain major spoilers from Avengers: Endgame, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest you watch the movie first. Then afterwards, come back and read the article because it helps me out, ya know. I know you don’t know me, but you really should trust a stranger on the internet.
Okay, I’m guessing everyone who hasn’t seen the movie yet has clicked off. So the after credit easter egg is… Wait a second. HEY YOU! Yeah, you who still hasn’t seen the movie! Get out of here! You’re not slick, I see you. Don’t have the endgame spoiled for you, just so you can spoil it for others. That’s not cool.
Okay, the coast is clear. Now we can discuss the after credit easter egg. When the credits finish rolling, you can hear an audio track of Tony building the Iron-Man armor from the first Iron-Man movie. Yet, what does it mean? If you give me a second, I’ll explain that too.
For starters, it’s a nice reference to the first MCU movie considering Avenger: Endgame is the conclusion of this storyline. It’s also extremely sad because Tony sacrifices himself during the final battle against Thanos. Rest in Peace, Mr. Stark. Man, what a hard scene to watch. Seeing Rhodey, Peter, Pepper, Steve, and Thor cry as Tony slowly dies was just painful. On a less tragic note, his final words were badass. “I am Iron-Man,” was a great way to send this character off, since it fit his character arc so well. Avengers: Endgame is such a great movie. Thus, in many ways it’s also a memoriam for the fallen Avenger that undeniably started the MCU. It began with Tony Stark and it concludes with Tony Stark.
Yet, for the sake of filling this article with content to reach 600 words, this audio track can also set up future MCU movies. I think this theory is extremely unlikely and probably isn’t the case, but it’s always fun to read too much into things. Like that weird text you get from your girlfriend that makes you unsure if they’re mad at you or not. So you say something stupid and they end up mad at you anyway. Ahh, what an awful situation to be in.
The theory I have is that the audio track represents a passing of the torch. Currently in the comics, a character named Riri Williams is the superhero Ironheart. Which is kind of a lame name if you ask me. She’s a 15-year-old girl that built her own type of Iron-Man armor from resources she stole from her campus. Thus, she can be the MCU’s new version of Iron-Man. This isn’t too far out of line since at the end of Endgame, we see an elderly Steve Rogers, who is figuratively and actually a daddy, give his shield to Falcon. In the comics, Falcon does become Captain America after Steve Rogers retires from the star spangled outfit. Yet, in my opinion, only Steve Rogers’ ass is America’s ass. Anyway, the point is if we’re getting a new Captain America, we can also get a new Iron-Man in these next phases of the MCU.
As mentioned earlier, I think this theory is very unlikely, but at the same time it could possibly happen. Who knows? I definitely don’t. I bet Kevin Feige does, but he’s as sly as a fox when it comes to revealing news like that. I finally reached 600 words, so consider this the end of this article. If you haven’t already check out my Road to Endgame series of articles and my “Avengers: Endgame Is a Perfect Conclusion” article. If you do, then you’re my new best friend. Unlike the person who still read this article without seeing Avengers: Endgame. Yeah I saw you stuck around.