The 2019 American superhero movie Avengers Endgame which was released this week broke almost all the box office records. The movie had a number of dialogues in it but the one line that caught almost every fan’s inquisitiveness is “I Love You, 3000”. This line was first heard when Lexi Rabe who played the role of Morgan Stark says it to her father Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr. The next time the ‘I Love You, 3000’ line was heard in a video message that Tony Stark aka Robert Downey Jr. left for his family after his death.
Well, you must now be curious to know where really inspired the director to introduce the dialogue in the film. The story behind the dialogue is as tender and sentimental as the line itself.
In an interview with Watching Hollywood, Avengers Endgame’s co-director Anthony Russo said, “That line is actually something Robert brought to the film. He said that one of his children once told him, ‘I love you 3000.’ We told the story to the screenwriters, and eventually, it became a line in the script.” At an event in NYC, the movie’s screenwriter Stephen McFeely said, “The line went, ‘I love you tons. I love you tons.’ And so, he says, ‘I love you tons,’ but his children say to him, ‘I love you, 3,000’.”
As usual, fans came up with their own elucidations regarding the meaning of the number 3000 in the dialogue. But among all the interpretations, there was one explication that did really go well and was a good explanation indeed. According to it, the number 3000 came out by totaling the ongoing time of all the movies released by Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is by figuring up all the 22 movies released till date and also including the movie Spiderman: Far From Home which is yet to release.