One simple line from the movie Avengers: Endgame, I love You 3000 became a massive hit overnight after the movie’s release. Ever since the film made its way to the big screen in 2019, many fans and viewers cried their hearts out while remembering their favorite Iron Man, aka Tony Stark’s last words from the franchise.
The direct sequel to 2018’s hit superhero movie Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, didn’t leave a tiny bit of disappointment amongst the audience. The film gave a perfect ending to Marvel’s Phase 3 and surpassed all the previous records at the box office in just eleven days. The movie is Marvel’s most expensive creation to date and earned a whopping $2.798 billion at the box office.
From Captain Marvel’s cameo to Thor’s changed appearance, many things are still remembered about the movie. One of the many things that fans will cherish for a long time is the loving relationship between the super cool hero Tony Stark and his daughter, Morgan. After Carol Danvers rescues Tony from space along with Nebula, the movie takes a five-year leap. During these years, Pepper and Tony have a daughter together whom they have named Morgan Stark. Tony’s daughter is his spitting image and the reason behind the iconic line; I Love You 3000.
Grab your tissues because I am about to tell you the real meaning behind the iconic line and why the creators decided to put it in the movie.
I Love You 3000 Was Tony Stark’s Last Line In Avengers Endgame!
For the past two years, fans were coming up with different meanings for I Love You 3000. Many have connected the dialog to marvel’s phase three movies, while others think it was a savvy reply by Morgan based on calculations. However, these are just assumptions and not the truth. The real reason is entirely different, and it may sound shocking to you, but it will also fill your heart with utter joy and happiness.
I Love You 3000 Was Not A Part Of The Original Script | All Thanks To Robert Downey Jr!
In the beginning, many fans speculated that I Love You 3000 was the Russo Brothers’ way of thanking the audience for loving their movies in phase 3. Many fans added the overall runtime of all the movies released under phase 3, which added up to be 3000. Call it a coincidence, but many thought it to be the inspiration behind the phrase in the movie. At the same time, the brainy ones used their brains and concluded that it was an intelligent reply from Morgan.
As Tony says I love you tons to his daughter, she replies with I love you 3000. 3000 is 1000 times more than tons because 1 ton is equal to 2000 pounds. Trust me, the Einstein brain everyone used to establish a deep relation to a kid’s innocence is remarkable. However, there isn’t any truth to such theories. In reality, the reply wasn’t even written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as part of the original script.
During an event with the film’s co-director Anthony Russo and Marvel President Kevin Feige, it was revealed that Robert Downey Jr. brought the phrase to the movie himself. One of RDJ’s kids said I love you 3000 to him in real life. He suggested the same to be used in the film, which became a part of the script. Initially, Morgan’s reply was supposed to be I love you tons, just like her father. When the screenwriters heard of RDJ’s idea, they liked it as it would mean Morgan would give the same reply as Robert’s children in reality.
Now that we know the truth, it makes the phrase even more meaningful than before. Robert Downey Jr wanted to have a phrase in the movie that his children use to tell is enough for us to know how much he loves and adores them. Are you crying after knowing the real reason, because I am, for sure?
No matter the reason behind this sweet and simple line from Avengers: Endgame, it managed to become one of the most iconic dialogues of the Marvel franchise. Tony Stark’s sacrifice to save the earth from Thanos was followed by his hologram saying the words, I Love You 3000 to his daughter at his funeral, and trust me, it was one of the purest moments in Marvel Entertainment’s history of action movies.