AVENGERS: ENDGAME Directors Discuss the Cameo of "The Kid" and His Future in the MCU
Avengers: Endgame was packed to the brim with all kinds of characters from every Marvel film. One of those characters that a lot of people have been talking about was the kid shown near the end of the film, and a lot of people weren’t sure who exactly it was.
Before I continue, if you haven’t seen the movie yet…
So, during Tony Stark’s funeral at the end of the film, there was a shot of many of the heroes in the MCU and friends of Tony Stark. One of the people in attendance was a young man, and a lot of people weren’t sure who that young man was, and when people refer to him, they refer to him as “The Kid.”
While some fans knew that it was Harley (Ty Simpkins), the young boy who helped Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, it didn’t automatically click with others. A lot of people were left wondering who this kid was and why he was there.
I’ve seen a few fan theories online saying that because Harley was included in the scene that he could have a future in the MCU, but it looks like that isn’t going to be the case. While speaking to Chinese site Youth Circle, director Joe Russo said that he wasn’t planting any seeds for the future of the character in the MCU. They just felt he had to be there.
"He is a character in Iron Man 3, and he will not appear in the future. Who knows? We just think that he should attend Iron Man's funeral. As for his future, I have nothing to say."
I never really thought that the inclusion of this character in Endgame would be nothing more than just a cameo. I loved that they included him, though. It made sense to have him attend Stark’s funeral. I don’t think . he’s going to be the next Iron Man, though.