Avengers: Endgame might be a film that’s available to stream but fans are still learning a whole lot about the blockbuster. One of the secrets that have lingered about Endgame since before its release is the code name it was given. Mary Lou remained a mystery for many fans that wanted to learn any and everything about the film. But, today those fans can rest easy.
Writers talk about Mary Lou
Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spoke about their success with Endgame. The writers described their process in creating the film’s structure. The interview provides ample knowledge about the creative team and their reasons for making certain decisions over the course of the film.
Thought it would be interesting
Markus thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what happens when things don’t go well for the heroes, “Most of these movies have ended with a win. We wanted to see what happens to their personalities when they don’t. When they very very definitively lose.”
“When we have tested this, with various secret audiences, they always said, ‘The first part is the slowest.’ We went, ‘Well, we know that,’ but I guarantee that if we cut it in half even if we could, when Cap picks up the hammer, the [Falcon] says on your left, it wouldn’t resonate as much because you hadn’t gone so dark before,” McFeely continued.
Fans remember now
As all fans can recite from memory by now, “Part of the journey is the end.” The writers wanted both the heroes and their audiences to be put through the proverbial wringer.
“We really want to make them feel that we value these characters as much as they do,” Markus would follow up with. Then, McFeely would spell it out, “The watchword was ‘Stick the landing.’ Right? That’s why the codename was Mary Lou.”