Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Don Cheadle: James Rhodes, War Machine
Bruce Banner : We'd be going in shorthanded, you know?
James Rhodes : Look, he's still got the Stones, so...
Carol Danvers : So, let's get them. Use them to bring everyone back.
Bruce Banner : Just like that?
Steve Rogers : Yeah, just like that.
Natasha Romanoff : Even if there's a small chance that we can undo this, I mean, we owe it to everyone who is not in this room, to try.
Bruce Banner : If we do this, how do we know it's going to end any differently than it did before?
Carol Danvers : Because before, you didn't have me.
James Rhodes : Hey, new girl? Everybody in this room is about that superhero life. And, if you don't mind my asking, where the hell have you been all this time?
Carol Danvers : There are a lot of other planets in the universe, and, unfortunately, they didn't have you guys.
Thor : [Stands up and walks to Danvers. They meet eye-to-eye. Thor summons Stormbreaker, which whizzes right past Danvers' head. She doesn't even flinch, and then smiles] I like this one.
Steve Rogers : Let's go get this son of a bitch.
James Rhodes : If we can do this; you know, go back in time; why don't we just find baby Thanos, you know, and...
Hulk : Okay, first of all, that's horrible.
James Rhodes : It's Thanos!
Hulk : And secondly, time doesn't work that way. Changing the past doesn't change the future.
Scott Lang : We go back, we get the stones before Thanos gets them, Thanos doesn't have the stones! Problem solved!
Clint Barton : Bingo
Nebula : That's not how it works!
Clint Barton : Well that's what I heard.
Hulk : Who told you that?
James Rhodes : Star Trek, Terminator, Timecop, Time After Time...
Scott Lang : Quantum Leap?
James Rhodes : A Wrinkle in Time, Somewhere in Time...
Scott Lang : Hot Tub Time Machine?
James Rhodes : Hot Tub Time Machine, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, basically any movie that deals with time travel!
Scott Lang : Die Hard? No, that's not one...
James Rhodes : Look, this is known!
Hulk : I don't know why everyone believes that, but that isn't true. Think about it. If you go into the past, that past becomes your future, and your former present becomes the past, which can't now be changed by your new future!
Nebula : Exactly!
Scott Lang : So, Back to the Future's a bunch of bullshit?
Natasha Romanoff : Where have you been?
James Rhodes : Mexico. The Federales found a room full of bodies. Looks like a bunch of cartel guys - never even had a chance to get their guns out.
Natasha Romanoff : It's probably a rival gang.
James Rhodes : Except that it isn't. It's definitely Barton. What he's done here, what he's been doing, for the last few years - if you'd seen what he's left - I gotta tell you, there's a part of me that doesn't even want to find him.
Natasha Romanoff : Will you find where he goes next?
James Rhodes : Nat...
Natasha Romanoff : Please?
Steve Rogers : We've been hunting Thanos for three weeks now - through face scans and satellites, so far we've got nothing. Tony, you fought him...
Tony Stark : What are you talking about? I didn't fight him. No, he wiped my face with a planet while the wizard gave away the store. That's what happened, there's no fight...
Steve Rogers : Okay, did he give you any clues, any coordinates?
Tony Stark : I saw this coming a few years back, I had a vision, but I didn't want to believe it. Now it's true.
Steve Rogers : Tony, I'm going to need you to focus...
Tony Stark : I *needed* you, as in past tense. That trumps what you need. It's too late, buddy. Sorry. You know what I need? You know what I need? I need a shave. I don't believe I ever remember telling you this...
James Rhodes : Tony, Tony...
Tony Stark : What we needed was a suit of armor around the world! Remember that? Whether it impacted our precious freedoms or not, that's what we needed!
Steve Rogers : Well, that didn't work out, did it?
Tony Stark : I said we'd lose. You said, "we'll do that together too." Guess what, Cap? We *lost,* and you weren't there. But that's what we do, right? Our best work after the fact? We're the *Avengers?* Not the Prevengers, right?
James Rhodes : Okay, you made your point, Just sit down, okay?
Tony Stark : No, no, here's my biggest point, he said...
James Rhodes : Just sit down, okay? We need you, you're new blood.
Tony Stark : Bunch of tired old wheels! I got nothin' for you, Cap! I've got no coordinates, no clues, no strategies, no options! Zero, zip, nada. No trust - liar.
[rips off his reacter]
Tony Stark : Here, take this. You'll find him, if you put that on. You hide -
[collapses mid sentence]
Bruce Banner : Clint, now you're gonna feel a little discombobulated from the chronoshift, don't worry about it.
James Rhodes : Wait, wait a second, let me ask something. If we can do this, you know, back in time, why don't we just find baby Thanos? You know
[makes a strangling motion with his hands]
Bruce Banner : First of all, that's horrible...
James Rhodes : It's Thanos!
James Rhodes : [lands next to Scott] What's up, regular-sized man?
[Carol and Bruce, wearing the Hulkbuster armor, restrain Thanos, and Thor chops off his left arm with Stormbreaker. As Steve, Rhodey and Natasha enter, Rocket turns the gauntlet over to find the Infinity Stones missing]
Rocket : Oh no...
Steve Rogers : [to Thanos] Where are they?
Carol Danvers : Answer the question.
Thanos : The universe required correction. After that, the stones served no purpose beyond temptation.
Bruce Banner : YOU MURDERED TRILLIONS!
[Banner shoves Thanos to the ground]
Thanos : You should be grateful.
Natasha Romanoff : Where are the Stones?
Thanos : Gone. Reduced to atoms.
Bruce Banner : You used them two days ago!
Thanos : I used the Stones to destroy the Stones. It nearly killed me, but the work is done. It always will be. I am... inevitable.
James Rhodes : We have to tear this place apart. He has to be lying.
Nebula : My father is many things. A liar is not one of them.
Thanos : Ah. Thank you, daughter. Perhaps I treated you too harshly...
[Thor brings Stormbreaker down, decapitating Thanos]
Rocket : What did you do?
Thor : I went for the head.
Nebula : Thanos spent a long time trying to perfect me. When he worked he talked about his great plan. He even disassembled I wanted to please him. I'd ask "where would we go once this plan was complete?" His answer was always the same... "To the garden."
James Rhodes : That's cute. Thanos has a retirement plan.
James Rhodes : Whoa, whoa, whoa. This is the part where all the spikes come out with skeletons on the end of them and everything.
Nebula : What are you talking about?
James Rhodes : When you break into a place called "the temple of the Power Stone" there's gonna be a bunch of booby traps
[Nebula starts walking]
James Rhodes : Okay, alright, go ahead.
Steve Rogers : So, let's start with the Aether. Thor, what do you know?
Natasha Romanoff : Is he asleep?
James Rhodes : No. I'm pretty sure he's dead.
Thor : Ah, where to start? Um, the Aether. Firstly, not a stone. Someone called it a stone before... it's more of an angry sludge sort of thing so, someone's gonna need to amend that and stop saying that. Here's an interesting story though about the Aether: my grandfather, many years ago, had to hide the stone from the Dark Elves. Scary beings. So Jane, actually, actually, actually Jane is a, is a old flame of mine. Uh, you know she, she stuck her hand inside a rock this one time and, and then the Aether stuck itself inside her, and she became very, very sick and so I had to take her to Asgard which is where I'm from, and we had to try and fix her. We were dating at the time. See I got to, I got to introduce her to my mother who's dead. And um, oh you know and Jane and I aren't even dating anymore so...
[Hulk gestures for Stark to cut off Thor]
Thor : these things happen though you know. Nothing lasts forever. The only thing that...
Tony Stark : Why don't you come and sit down?
Thor : I'm not done. The only thing that is permanent in life is impermanence.
Tony Stark : Eggs? Breakfast?
Thor : No. I'd like a Bloody Mary.
James Rhodes : When you break into a place called 'the temple of the palace' there's usually a bunch of booby traps, but hey, whatever, go ahead.
Scott Lang : [pointing to the Guardian's spaceship after it just landed] It's awesome.
Nebula : [talking to James Rhodes on radio] Rhodey, careful on re-entry. There's an idiot on the landing zone.
Scott Lang : [Rhodes suddenly lands very closely to Scott with a loud thump, shocking him] Oh, God!
James Rhodes : What's up, regular-sized man?