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The Avengers: Endgame Directors Are Becoming J.K. Rowling and That Isn’t a Good Thing

Anthony and Joe Russo at Black Panther Premiere

**Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.**

I’m so tired. I was someone who liked Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, had my own theories, and just understood that not everyone was going to be extremely happy because it’s hard to create something this big and appease all fans. But then the Russo brothers just kept talking, and with each new “reveal,” I want to pull more of my hair out.

Oh, Natasha Romanoff had a heartbreaking storyline that you never showed us in the film? Revolutionary. No one can figure out what timeline Old Steve Rogers lives in? Groundbreaking. Can’t believe how easy it is to completely ruin something that was, arguably, a great film, by just sharing unnecessary facts about it.

So forgive me for saying that I agree with the idea that the Russo brothers and, by extension, Endgame writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus are becoming the next J.K. Rowling—you know, the creator of Harry Potter who is now more famous for adding unnecessary information about her characters after the fact that didn’t show up in her work.

Honestly, though, everyone is calling them the next J.K. Rowling, and that’s fine; they’re right. Stop giving us information after the fact. Show us. I want to see these characters go through this journey; I don’t want to read about it online. If I wanted to do that, I’d read more fanfiction. (I currently am reading fix-it fanfiction where Tony Stark is fine and with Morgan. Leave me alone.)

(image: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

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