So many alternate ideas would have been considered before deciding what will make its way into the final cut of Avengers: Endgame. There were certain things that would have happened much differently. The writers played with multiple ideas of how the missions to retrieve the Infinity Stones would go. There was an iteration where Iron Man would have gone to Asgard.
The writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told Fandango:
“Yeah, our first draft was a version where Tony and Thor go to Asgard, because I like the idea of Tony going, like, in theory going to Asgard and seeing science versus magic, and stuff like that. And then he fought Heimdall, who could of course see him even though Tony had an invisible stealth suit on or something.
And we did that because there is, in Dark World, to get technical about it, during that time when the Reality Stone is there, the Space Stone is also in the vault. So at the end of Dark World you might remember that Volstagg and Sif go to the Collector and pass off the Reality Stone because they don’t want to keep two stones in one place. So that was one attempt at it, and I think Joe Russo read it and he goes, ‘Why aren’t we going to Avengers? It’s only the most exciting movie.’ And so we went yep, let’s do that.”
There would have been certain other scenes as well where Morag would have been underwater, Thor had long scenes with Natalie Portman, and a trip from Triskelion to Doctor Strange’s House involving. Previously Christopher Markus didn’t give any details about this road trip scene from the Triskelion to Kamar Taj, but very recently we got the revelation that this scene would have involved Scarlet Witch & Rocket.
At Comic Con, Markus said:
“There weren’t terribly outrageous ones, there were a lot more boring ones. You can go to the Triskellion – it’s a building… There was an iteration where Wanda was alive, she hadn’t been blipped… Wanda and Rocket drove a car from the Triskellion to Doctor Strange’s house, then used the doorway to go to Kamar Taj and get [the Stone].”
We had already seen a little car journey involving Rocket and the Hulk when they took a trip to New Asgard. Having another one would have been quite boring as the writers mentioned. The pace of the film would have slowed down, and that’s why this scene was removed. But you have to admit that Rocket can make any scene much funnier than it already is. Bradley Cooper has done such a remarkable job voicing the Raccoon.
So, we actually wouldn’t have minded this journey to be revealed as a little side episode or a One-Shot film. But since Scarlet Witch obviously did not survive the snap, this scene wasn’t even shot. But the Witch at least go one of the best shots in the entire film as she was about to kill Thanos single-handedly! And as far as Rocket is concerned, he got his best moment when slapped Thor, or jump scared Tony Stark. There’s another deleted scene which would have shown us Tony shaving Rocket’s head. It’d be quite funny to watch the scene when Endgame comes out on BluRay.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.