As a lot of people have seen Avengers: Endgame by now, the directors and the writers have been talking spoilers about the movie very freely. They’ve solved a lot of the queries that we had about the film, and apart from them, they also revealed some alternate scenes and plans that the Avengers would have gone through in their quest to defeat Thanos’ purpose once and for all. From start to the very end, this film was full of fan service.
The writers and directors wanted to close the story of the book that Marvel had been writing for over a decade, and that’s what they did exactly. The ending was just so perfect. The future of Marvel was set up, but the ending was meant to bring us to the final stage of two pillars of the MCU, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.
Their ends were totally opposite of what we actually thought. Tony ended up making the big sacrifice and got a funeral while Steve got to live a happy and peaceful life away from all the fighting. He got to find peace as we went back to the love of his life. But as far as Tony’s end was concerned, there was supposed to be a little more to it than what we saw.
As the directors have revealed, Tony Stark would have got a one on one with his future daughter in the afterlife. The scene would have mirrored Thanos’ encounter with Baby Gamora in the Soul World after the Snap. Happy Sad Confused podcast Here’s what Joe Russo told us about the scene that they had to delete from the film:
“There was an idea that we had that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers. And that there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station. The intention was that his future daughter–because these films are dealing with magic–forgave him and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant. But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.
What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. So, it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
For the question of who was going to play Tony’s daughter from 20 years in the future, the answer should actually be easy for you guys. Katherine Langford’s character was removed from the film, and this is where she would have come into play. But it’s okay that we didn’t get that particular scene because the way things ended was just perfect. Tony’s confrontation with Rhodey, Peter and Pepper were heartbreaking. Steve Rogers & Thor were carrying the emotion of every single person sitting in the theatres. So the end was just too good to be altered in any way!
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”