Avengers: Endgame – Brutal Black Widow Alternate Death Scene Finally Released

Black Widow Alternate Death Scene:

Avengers: Endgame marked the death of two of the 4 OG Avengers. Both Tony and Natasha had to sacrifice themselves in order for the Avengers to secure a victory against the tyranny of the Mad Titan. It was Natasha’s big sacrifice that turned out to be very effective. She was the main reason everyone was brought back to life. And Tony Stark was the reason everyone stayed alive. Without Natasha, the Universe couldn’t have been restored. Her death was a very powerful and shocking moment. But it was almost handled very differently.

In the theatrical cut of the film, Nat’s death was more personal. It was a moment shared entirely between the two loving best friends, Nat & Clint. That’s what made it so heartfelt and emotional as the two of them fought each other to save each other’s lives. The writers planned a version where Clint jumped instead of Nat. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely previously told the New York Times about it. They said:

“McFeely – Jen Underdahl, our visual effects producer, read an outline or draft where Hawkeye goes over. And she goes, ‘Don’t you take this away from her.’ I actually get emotional thinking about it.

Markus – And it was true, it was him taking the hit for her. It was melodramatic to have him die and not get his family back. And it is only right and proper that she’s done.”

So, this scene was never shot. But there was an alternate version which was shot and even the visual effects were almost done. It seems that the scene was changed in the reshoots. This scene actually gives meaning to why Nebula ran to warn Natasha after she found out that Thanos knew. She could have still gone back to the past instead of getting caught. But she risked her life to warn Nat & Clint because Thanos was coming.

Avengers: Endgame – Brutal Black Widow Alternate Death Scene

In this deleted scene, Thanos’ ships arrived on Vormir. He brought a few foot soldiers to take down Natasha & Clint. The two Earthlings fight off these soldiers but don’t see an escape. So, to save Clint, Natasha takes the fall, and sacrifices herself. So here’s the alternate death scene for Black Widow:

Even though Nebula’s warning makes much more sense after this scene, we’re glad that it ended up being deleted. This fight between Hawkeye, Black Widow and the Thugs of Thanos feels rather forced. It doesn’t allow us the time to savour the loss of a fallen angel. The other scene was slower in pace, and that’s what made it rather effective. Scarlett Johansson has revealed that this scene was also deleted because it would’ve been too scary. She said that “an army of Dementor-type creatures” shooting at Widow could have surely traumatized a few kids.

Avengers: Endgame – Brutal Black Widow Alternate Death Scene

Widow’s sacrifice was big, but Tony’s sacrifice hogged the entire spot light. It got major recognition as he got a big funeral. But only a few close family members mourned Natasha. There was a reason why Widow’s sacrifice didn’t get major recognition. The moment was saved for the upcoming Black Widow movie. We will get the closure we deserve for Black Widow’s sacrifice. Only it will be less crowded and obviously after the Black Widow movie ends.

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.

Vansh Mehra

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