Ty Simpkins Says He Never Saw a Script For Avengers: Endgame
Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame!
One of the final surprises of Avengers: Endgame came during the funeral scene for Tony Stark. Almost all of the surviving heroes came together to pay their respects to Iron Man. Ty Simpkins also briefly appeared in that scene, while reprising his role as Harley Keener from Iron Man 3. During a lengthy interview with HuffPost, Simpkins shared the story behind his MCU return. Simpkins also revealed that he wasn’t given a script for that silent scene of mourning.
“I didn’t get a script, but [the directors] came up to me and were like just think about what Tony meant to you and how he impacted your character’s life and your life,” said Simpkins. “So I just thought about what I said earlier, how ‘Iron Man’ is very sentimental to me and how he felt to Harley. I imagine Tony was really Harley’s only father figure and that they would’ve stayed in touch over the years. I just kind of took that sentimental part of my real life and Harley’s life into the scene.”
According to Simpkins, he and Downey have remained in contact with each other since Iron Man 3. He also noted that Downey invited everyone from the set to his massive after-party.
“I was in the corner,” recalled Simpkins. “I was kind of alone with my mom and I saw a couple of them smoking a cigar, and so I was like, ‘Hey, mom, can I smoke a cigar with the Avengers?’ So I did it. My mom said that I earned it.”
While there’s currently no indication that Harley could return in future Marvel movies, Simpkins noted that “I am a part of that franchise and written in there. I think that’s something I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.”
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Recommended Viewing: Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray