Tony Stark Deleted Soul Stone Scene:
Marvel has revealed a bunch of deleted scenes from Avengers: Endgame. Combining all those, we’d actually accumulate 30 minutes of alternate removed footage. There were a couple of scenes that gave closure to Tony Stark and the fans would argue that both of them were worthy of getting added in the final cut of the film. One of those scenes involved every hero paying a tribute to the valiance of Tony Stark. The second scene was set in the Soul World, where Tony met an older version of Morgan Stark played by Stranger Things star Katherine Langford.
Right after snapping, we see Tony in the Soul World and he speaks to Morgan, who is all grown up now. Here he says his sorry to his daughter. He apologizes because he wasn’t around when Morgan was growing up. But Morgan understood that by snapping Thanos out of existence & sacrificing himself, her father actually saved the Universe. She was proud of what her father did and this scene was ultimately good for closure. It would’ve allowed Tony to die in peace.
Just like Thanos got to see the younger version of Gamora in the soul world, this scene meant to replicate that by showing us an older grown-up version of Morgan. But this scene was rightly cut because it didn’t sit well with the flow of the film. We’re glad that the Russos didn’t add it because ultimately it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Thanos got to see baby Gamora because that was the version that he always saw his daughter as. Moreover, Gamora was sacrificed for the soul stone, so it makes kinda more sense that Gamora ended up in the soul world.
Morgan wasn’t sacrificed for the soul stone, and neither had she lived her life to grow up into Katherine Langford. So, seeing her in the Soul World wasn’t a sensible move. Yes, the thought behind this scene was good, but you’ve gotta argue that if Tony would’ve seen his daughter in there, then Hulk should’ve also encountered Natasha in the Soul World when he snapped. But that didn’t happen.
While speaking to Inverse, director Joe Russo explained the real reason as to why this scene was left out from the film:
“Part of the process is we go through a long period of exploration when we make these films. That starts at the very beginning with [writers Chris] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely where we sit around and just talk about the story for months, what the possibilities are, where we can go. That sort of sense of exploration continues all the way through our shooting of the film and post-production. So there was a while where the idea was that when you use the Soul Stone there is sort of this moment that you have this kind of reckoning with something that may be left unresolved in your soul.”
Joe Russo continued:
“Since Thanos had that poignant experience with his daughter in Infinity War, we started playing with the idea that there was something interesting and resonant in the symmetry with Tony and his daughter. The reason we ended up moving away from it is, once we shot it, we began to understand as we were actually shooting it, is that the audience didn’t have a relationship with his adult daughter in the film. They had a relationship with his young daughter but not with his adult daughter. It didn’t feel like it was as powerful as we may have thought so we began to move away from it.”
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, WandaVision in 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.