Disney is kicking off the celebration of the release of Avengers: Endgame on Blu-ray with the We Love You 3000 Tour, which begins with a cosplay event at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The We Love You 3000 Tour, will mark cosplay event at the Comic-Con International
Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo will join cosplayers Saturday, July 20 at the IMDboat for the first leg of the We Love You 3000 Tour. Host Kevin Smith will interview the Russos to get answers on everything Endgame-related, followed by an epic selfie moment.
Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will also be on hand. There will also be a SDCC-exclusive ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s, inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The festivities begin at 1:30 PM with the Russos interview, with the cosplay photo taking place at 2:00 PM.
What is meant by “I love you 3000”?
In the scene, which you’ll have no doubt seen by now, Tony Stark puts his daughter Morgan (Lexi Rabe) to bed. Just before he closes the door, he says “I love you tons,” and Morgan replies, “I love you 3000.” The line is also spoken again, by Tony’s hologram to Morgan at his funeral.
Within days of release, the quote became an immediate fan favourite moment and sort of became the MCU fandom’s mantra. The stars of the film even began hash-tagging it as a way of thanking their fans and saying goodbye to the end of the chapter.
Several explanations for the line started doing the rounds, some thought it was a child-genius reply to Tony’s initial remark, as 3000 is 1000 more than the 2000 pounds that is equivalent to a ton. There was even those who thought that the number 3000 was a reference to the total run-time of every movie in the MCU.
But in reality, it wasn’t actually that deep – and it wasn’t written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely either.
Co-director Anthony Russo told Watching Hollywood: “That line is actually something Robert brought to the film. He said that one of his children once told him, ‘I love you 3000.’ We told the story to the screenwriters, and eventually it became a line in the script.”
Originally, the line was supposed to be: “I love you tons,” with “I love you tons,” as Morgan’s reply. But McFeely revealed at an event in New York City, that they changed it so Morgan would reply in the same way that RDJ’s children do in real life.
Star cast :Avengers Endgame
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is set for release on Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on August 13.