Doctor Strange’s “We’re in the Endgame now” line in Avengers: Infinity War went on to give the epic Avengers: Endgame it’s title. But how did the directors behind both films, the Russo Brothers, decide that Endgame would be the title for this definitive movie? Whilst talking on The Empire Film Podcast the brothers explained how they decided on Endgame and revealed that the line was added to Infinity War with the idea of it potentially always being the title.
Joe Russo: It was something we were toying around with very late in the process on shooting Infinity War. I think we came up with that line as an ad (ad lib). I think it was Benedict’s last 3 or 4 days of shooting on Infinity War, we brought him back to do some work. We re-shot some of that scene on Titan and we added that line with the intention of potentially using it as a title. You know, it’s still a year away. You can’t commit to anything, you have no idea. We hadn’t even released the movie yet. So you’re not sure how people are going to respond. I feel like we never commit to a title until it’s literally on the trailer and we’re watching it a week before it’s getting released. And he and I look at each other in a dark room and go “okay, is this it? This is the title we’re going with?” And that’s when you go with the title.