Avengers: Endgame is in its second week of glory and it is okay to talk about the film freely now. Most people have seen the film as it has already made $2.193 Billion worldwide. So if you weren’t among these people that have contributed to this gigantic number, then it really is your fault as you should have been aware of the ticket sales. Nevertheless, let’s move on to talk about a character that was not in the film.
Avengers: Endgame was the big finale that brought almost everyone into the picture. Hats off to the writers and directors who were able to tell a story involving almost an army of characters and 20+ Superheroes. Amongst so many of them, it’s funny that the Russos could not manage to add in one more. Apparently, Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why was supposed to play a role in Avengers: Endgame. It became a big break out news when the announcement was made. But as it turned out, she was nowhere to be found in the film.
When this announcement was made, people were theorizing all kinds of things trying to figure out the character she could be playing. There were good theories, and then they were these far-fetched theories. The good ones said that she could either be playing Hawkeye’s protégé Kate Bishop, or she could even be Tony’s daughter Maguna aka Morgan Stark 20 years from the future. The far-fetched one was he playing the actual embodiment of Mistress Death, being the greater threat to the Universe.
As it turns out, she was after all attached to play a character, and it was one of the good theories that we had. Co-Director Joe Russo has revealed it himself that she was supposed to be playing version of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts’ daughter, Morgan and her scene would have come into play after the death of Tony Stark. He said:
“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.”
Cap’s ending may not have been as good for some people, but Tony’s ending was just perfect for everyone. We obviously did not want to see our hero die, but his death was so fulfilling. The funeral to follow that was even more beautiful. The quiet moment that Happy Hogan shares with Maguna as they talk about Cheeseburgers was just amazing. It was such a great callback from Iron Man 1, and Robert Downey Jr.’s real-life story.
So, to add Katherine Langford to that ending might not have felt as fitting. Moreover, people would have felt that to be a future set up for the MCU which we may never have gotten. It is good that instead of subverting our future expectations, the directors removed the whole arc.
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, Peter Dinklage, 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.”