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'Avengers: Endgame' director Joe Russo fires back after fans roast him over fake quote about Iron Man

Twitter went off on Russo about the quote. Iron Man fans especially began to roast him for what he reportedly said.

Director Anthony Russo, left, and Joe Russo pose during an Asia Press Conference to promote their latest film "Avengers Endgame" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 15, 2019.
Director Anthony Russo, left, and Joe Russo pose during an Asia Press Conference to promote their latest film "Avengers Endgame" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 15, 2019.
Ahn Young-joon, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — “Avengers: Endgame” director Joe Russo fell under fire on Monday because a fake quote attributed to him was circling on social media.

The quote reportedly came from Russo on an episode of “The Tonight Show.” The fake quote includes him saying that he wanted to kill off Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) way ahead of time.

  • “I’ll be honest. When I heard Tony Stark say ‘billionaire, playboy, philanthropist’ in the first ‘Avengers’ I decided right then that he would be the big casualty of ‘Endgame.’ I know he is loved by many. But he is not loved by me. He needs to go.”

According to ComicBook.com, Twitter went off on Russo about the quote. Iron Man fans especially began to roast him for what he reportedly said. But then Joe Russo took to Twitter to confirm that the quote was fake.

  • “To set the record straight, this quote is completely fake. It’s an obvious falsehood, and utterly ridiculous. I actually wanted Tony dead in Civil War...#killtonystark#thetruthisout,” he said in jest.

Social media weighed in on the back-and-forth: