Avengers: Endgame removed a couple of scenes which saw the light of day on Disney+ and we are are fine with them not making the movie.
Modern movie making is a constant tweaking process; there are rewrites, reshoots, editing is a constant process where the movie is going through changes after inputs from focus groups. It is more of a film by committee where the studios do the best only to include images, which will go down well with the general audience.
This is the same process; all Marvel movies go through before reshoots meant something grossly went wrong, and the makers are going back to remedy some aspects of the film. But the now reshoots are pre-scheduled, and it is more about straightening the kinks when reshoots are concerned. 'Avengers: Endgame' went through some reshoots, and some events of the movie were altered or removed to streamline the film.
Movies nowadays are made by committee instead of when it was a director’s or writer’s single vision on screen. This is one of the many reasons why Martin Scorsese is not particularly high on the MCU films and calls them theme park movies. It is not an ideal situation for movie making, but there are more upsides to the process than down, so Marvel will keep using it to make sure all the movies follow similar beats however different the stories are.
To that respect, 'Avengers: Endgame' reportedly left a lot of story beats and some footage on the cutting and editing room floor because they were taking away from a particular scene instead of adding something. One of the scenes cut from the movie was in relation to what happens after 'Tony' snaps his fingers and kills himself as well as 'Thanos.'
Watch: Tony snaps his fingers to disintegrate Thanos and his armies
Katherine Langford was hired for an unspecified role while the movie was being filmed, and people were speculating who she will be playing in 'Endgame.' The movie came and went, and there was no sign of the ‘13 Reasons Why’ actress, and no explanation was also given as to who she was playing or why she was dumped from the movies.
Later it was revealed the actress was supposed to play the adult version of 'Morgan Stark' right after 'Tony' snaps his fingers. Just like 'Thanos' saw young 'Gamora' after killing the old 'Gamora,' inside the soul stone, the same was supposed to happen to Tony and 'Morgan.' Katherine, playing 'Morgan,' was supposed to forgive her father for leaving her and making him certain the choices he made was the right one.
Watch: The Morgan Stark, Tony Stark inside the soul stone scene
It was a emotional scene, and it worked for 'Thanos' because there was not a massive battle going on just now. The loss was lingering, and the encounter inside the soul stone added to the gloom situation. But it would’ve not been the case when it comes to the final moments of 'Endgame.' A massive battle just ended, and people were in shock of what was happening, and cutting to a father-daughter reunion would’ve just taken away from Tony’s sacrifice.
The reunion as a hologram was a fitting goodbye for the two characters, and in theory, the scene works in 'Endgame,' but if you watch the scene in its entirety, they just feel like two different situations. This was the same case when it comes to the alternate death scene of 'Black Widow.'
Watch: Avengers: Endgame Black Widow alternate death scene
In the alternate version, after 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow' arrive on Vormir, they were supposed to be followed by 'Thanos' and his army. Fighting ensues, and the heroes are losing when 'Natasha' sees the only way to get the stone is for her to sacrifice herself, and she falls to her death after being injured.
This is the case of less being more, there does not need to be good versus evil battle at every step of the way, there needs to be a level of human element of the movie and the battle between 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow' to be the one to jump off the cliff was more personal than there is no way out for the two characters.
Source: Den of Geek
'Black Widow' jumping was her choice, and it was not forced upon her by an overwhelming army, and the sentiment of her death carried into the final fight. 'Natasha' did not need to die, but the only acceptable death we would’ve been okay with was the one shown on screen, and in the end, the reunion between 'Hawkeye' and his family was even more emotional because of the sacrifice of his friend for so long.
We are also expecting the loss and grief would carry into his own show when 'Hawkeye' arrives on Disney+ in 2022. So, it was the right decision by the directors to cut the scene and not tire the audience with another throwaway-army fight. You can watch the deleted scenes on Disney+ version of 'Avengers: Endgame.'
Watch: The trailer for Avenger: Endgame
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