Marvel fans seem to still be in mourning two years after the tragic events of AVENGERS: ENDGAME which saw Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark aka Iron Man sacrificing himself to defeat Thanos and save the world. Here, in my sweet home of Los Angeles, a billboard has gone up calling for Marvel Studios to bring Tony Stark back to life. The fictional incident obviously still isn’t sitting well with Marvel fans who have extra spending money to erect a billboard.
The image of the billboard was posted by Lights, Camera, Pod on Twitter. The billboard reads “For our beloved hero, please bring back Tony Stark” while Marvel-like imagery makes up the visuals for the billboard. The hashtag “BringBackTonyStarkToLife” can be seen on the bottom with the date of April 24, 2021. The idea seems to be to get the hashtag to trend on the 24th and given the fact that #ReleaseTheSnyderCut did so well, Marvel fans may think they have some power here to make things happen. You can check out the Twitter post below:
A new billboard has been put up by fans in Los Angeles, and asks Marvel Studios to bring the Iron Man, Tony Stark, back to life. pic.twitter.com/JtG2GvdzmL
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) April 22, 2021
The reaction to the billboard has been a bit mixed. Some fans are all for a Tony Stark return while others are calling out desperate fanboys for seemingly wasting their money. Some fans are just having fun with the billboard and making a joke out of the whole situation. When these things happen I always wonder who actually put up the money to make this happen and why? I suppose we all have a little fun with some of this stuff but it also seems to add to the fanboy stigma of when fans don’t get their way or they want to change the narrative of a story, they go to great lengths to attempt to make it happen. Btw, perhaps the best response to this billboard comes from Chrissy Teigen. The model and media personality has a bit of fun pointing out the awkward sentence structure of the hashtag:
really upsetting hashtag sentence structure happening here pic.twitter.com/F21JO2ByJ8
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 23, 2021
What are your thoughts on the #BringBackTonyStarkToLife campaign? You can check out some of the various Twitter reactions to the billboard below!
SIGH #fanboys. Iron Man is gone for a reason. Some people don’t like change. #MarvelStudios is going through a diverse series of stories. Iron Man’s work is done. These are probably some of the same people who are mad about the diverse films and stories being made. pic.twitter.com/XXTyBvxF2g
— You betta get that Vax???? (@JerrellZod) April 22, 2021
Exactly like I get it people miss the character of Tony Stark but his story is over having him continuously be there would do nothing he did his hero’s journey he did all the growing he had to do and now he’s gone perfect ending
— Maxius (@Nerdy_Weirdo100) April 23, 2021
why tony stark?? i’ll never forgive them for killing black widow over hawkeye https://t.co/i3BJ1d5tyv
— syd ? (@qcktyz) April 23, 2021
“bring back Tony Stark”
Okay, but you’re not gonna like it. pic.twitter.com/LUUoadDSTn
— James Marsh (@Jamesotron) April 22, 2021
I’m pretty sure someone’s gonna counter the criticism by saying “Snyder fans are doing the same”
Bitxh nah we’re doing it for an incomplete story. Tony Stark’s arc is over asf. Let the man decompose in peace please. Also why now lmfao where were you for the past 2 years pic.twitter.com/U0B52X3SLo
— Advit (@adddy_daddy) April 22, 2021
All other things about this aside, “bring back Tony Stark to life” is a very awkward way to phrase this. https://t.co/Sme5KRCQ82
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) April 22, 2021
The great irony is that they probably are going to bring him back anyway for reasons only to probably have him replaced by Reed and DOOM
So this will become some kind of ouroborous Dyson sphere event later I’m sure
— BigHellstarThoughts (@BigHellstar) April 22, 2021
— Debarshi Mukherjee (@DebarshiMukhe17) April 23, 2021
Bro please come back to MCU.
When you left MCU, I just felt so bad that I stopped watching Marvel movies. Please come back brother. ??
— Shourya Sharma (@Shourya33610329) April 23, 2021
— Jenny (@HIMFreak88) April 23, 2021