Avengers: Endgame is one of the most emotional and climactic movies in the MCU’s history, but it’s not without flaws. Fans can nitpick at the film all day, sometimes for fun and other times for some critical analysis. Some have even criticized the film’s character motivations, like how Steve Rogers ended up regressing and went back to the past to live his life with Peggy Carter, instead of just falling in love with her great-niece Sharon Carter (eww).
It seems like long-time Amazing Spider-Man writer and current Fantastic Four scribe Dan Slott, who loved Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, wasn’t a fan of how Spidey ended up activating his kill mode to take down a number of aliens. While you could argue that these are mindless creatures powered up by some core in space, if the 2012 Avengers film is anything to go by, he is still effectively killing things.
Confession:— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) August 12, 2019
There was 1 moment I did NOT like in all of AVENGERS: ENDGAME.
Peter Parker shouldn't kill. Even when it comes to Thanos' evil army of alien spacehounds.
But not liking 1 moment out of 3 hours and 2 minutes ain't that bad. :) pic.twitter.com/GAhuZslVgf
While Slott still loves Endgame, anyone who has read his Amazing Spider-Man run knows that he is against Peter Parker killing. The character even made a vow that “No One Dies” under his watch and even took a bullet for Norman Osborn when J. Jonah Jameson attempted to help Peter by finally ending the Green Goblin’s/Red Goblin’s life.
Personally, I'm not a fan of Spider-Man killing either but most MCU characters have killed in the name of saving people. This isn't as egregious as something like Batman killing thugs for no reason in Batman V Superman but we could have gone through the whole film without seeing Peter kill. At least he didn't kill Mysterio in Far From Home.
Fans can now purchase Avengers: Endgame on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital outlets. Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man run has been collected in various paperbacks and hardcovers, so check them out when you can.