Mark Ruffalo’s Louis Reed appears in only a few scenes in ‘The Adam Project,’ but he steals every one of them. Adam’s father and Ellie’s husband, Louis Redd, is a well-known physicist.
The movie starts in 2022, after he has been deceased for a year and a half. Louis’ work with wormholes has laid the groundwork for future time travel. Louis’ partner, Maya Sorian, developed a large economic empire by monetizing time after him died.
Laura (Zoe Saldana), Adam’s wife, notices something is wrong in the past and travels to November 2018. She is killed during re-entry, according to official reports.
Big Adam (Ryan Reynolds) continues his voyage through time, unable to believe what he is hearing. He meets his younger self first, then travels with him back in time to see Louis.
This is everything you need to know if you’re wondering if Louis is alive or dead at the end of ‘The Adam Project.’
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
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Is Louis Alive or Dead At the End of The Adam Project?
‘The Adam Project’ concludes with Louis’ death. The manner in which he died is never revealed in the film.
However, based on what Young Adam and Big Adam say, we can deduce that he is suffering from a preventable illness. When the Adams try to tell him about it, he is adamant about not listening.
Louis, like some of Ruffalo’s other characters, has the appearance and demeanour of a dishevelled academic. Louis is a believer in ideals. He thinks time travel should be regulated to prevent it from being exploited.
When the Adams first arrive, he flatly refuses to listen to what they have to say. Louis agrees to listen only after finding that Sorian (his project colleague) has already altered the past using time travel.
Louis successfully rescues the algorithm that stabilises a particle accelerator from Sorian’s grasp with the help of his sons.
When Older Sorian tries to shoot the Reeds, the bullet changes course in mid-flight and hits Younger Sorian, killing her and deleting Older Sorian.
Louis refuses to listen to Young Adam and Big Adam as they try to tell him about their father’s fate. He has realised that he is dead in both versions of Adam’s time, but he still believes that no one, even them, has the power to change the future.
When Big Adam tries to point out that it’s his (Louis’) future, Louis claims that it’s Adam’s future. He considers himself really fortunate to have been given this opportunity. He apologises for not being there for Big Adam and expresses his love for him.
Young Adam joins them in hugging. The three of them play catch in an emotional scenario, just like Adam and Louis used to when the latter was still alive, until the Adams have returned to their respective times.
In the year 2022, Adam makes amends and begins to treat his mother better. When Big Adam meets Laura in the future, he is still in college.