“Back to the Future” writer Bob Gale has seen “Avengers: Endgame” and is seemingly quite pleased with the film’s references to his 1985 sci-fi classic.
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “AVENGERS: ENDGAME”
The new film involves time travel as a big part of how the superheroes intend on undoing Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap. However the film attempts to get around pesky paradoxes and the sometimes confusing laws of causality by coming up with its own take on time travel – one where cause leads to effect happening in an alternate timeline and thus not impacting the main MCU one.
Its attempt to discuss how the process works, “Back to the Future” is referred to several times as the primary example of people’s understanding of time travel. Speaking with Heat Vision this week, Gale says:
“I was delighted to learn from Endgame that all of the Marvel superheroes are fans of Back to the Future. I knew our movie had been seen in almost every part of our world, but I had no idea we’d been playing in other parts of the multi-verse too. Now I need to find out if we’re owed some money from those multi-verse theatrical runs, and if not, why my contract didn’t cover those territories.”
‘Endgame’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo have previously said “Back to the Future” is one of their favorite films, but changed the rules of time travel for ‘Endgame’ to make it unique.