The surprising way Avengers: Endgame screenwriters figured out the finale
There isn't a Marvel bible to get ideas from, said screenwriter Stephen McFeely. So they turned to a source of infinite wisdom.
Just how did the screenwriters of Avengers: Endgame figure out the massive plot mechanisms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) 22nd instalment and tie it all up neatly with a bow?
They Googled, apparently.
In a spoiler-free interview with Entertainment Weekly, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote Infinity War, candidly revealed that the popular search engine was key.
“We Google like everybody else,” Markus said. “A big breakthrough came… when we Googled something in the Ant-Man universe. The puzzle piece fit in very nicely.”
McFeely said that there isn’t a thousand-page Marvel bible from which to get ideas from. But he described the Marvel studio as a “small shop” and when you go to the bathroom, you could run into one of the directors to discuss ideas with.
In the Entertainment Weekly interview, McFeely called the finale movie “a definitive third act” and likened it to “escorting the characters off the stage”.
“The idea that … you were gonna end things, you were gonna escort characters off the stage, was really appealing to us as writers, because it allowed you to tell different types of stories,” he said.