With the official launch of the eagerly-anticipated Disney+ streaming service and over 10 million people going nuts over the 600-plus titles that are now being offered all in one place, which doesn’t even include all of the deleted scenes, gag reels, and behind the scenes footage that usually only appear when you purchase a title, people are discovering all sorts of interesting things.
This particular discovery, however, occured over on Reddit six days ago, before the Disney+ launch, but it has to do with two of the biggest movies released in 2019 that now appear on the streaming platform: Toy Story 4 and Avengers: Endgame.
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That discovery is that those two Disney-owned movies produced by Pixar and Marvel Studios respectively, basically have the same ending, even visually.
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Not that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo knew anything about Toy Story 4, which was released less than two months after their movie on June 21, 2019, when they conceived Endgame’s similarly tearjerking conclusion.
In fact, they told Collider just prior to the April 26th release of Avengers: Endgame…
“When we were working on both Infinity War and Endgame, the first thing we did was break the ending of Endgame. Because we wanted to know where we were going. It’s very hard to tell a story if you don’t know where you’re going. So we have a very specific process with [writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely] where we spent months in a room just talking about a three-page outline.
Literally, page one is act one, page two is act two, page three is act three. Because you have to know in a contained document like that, ‘Here’s where we start, here’s what happens in the middle, here’s where it ends.’ If you know that, it’s a lot easier to get to script. A more malleable format to work in a short outline like that, spend your time talking about it and thinking it through. We knew fairly early on how this was gonna’ end.”
So if you were sitting in the theater back in late June and thought to yourself, “This looks really familiar to me,” you weren’t alone. Just don’t blame the Russos.
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