One notable absentee from “Avengers: Endgame” was “13 Reasons Why” actress Katherine Langford. Announced for a ‘key mystery role’ in October last year, the actress ultimately doesn’t appear in the finished film.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have now revealed the reason to HappySadConfused podcast. It turns out she did have a major scene in the film but it ended up being cut. What was the scene?
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The Russos reportedly shot a sequence in which Tony was jolted to a metaphysical world after he snapped his fingers with his own makeshift gauntlet, just like Thanos was when he snapped his in ‘Infinity War’. In this realm, Tony encounters a teenaged version of his daughter Morgan (Langford). Joe Russo says:
“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. The intention was that his future daughter, because these films are dealing with magic, his future daughter forgave him and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant. But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”
The scene was cut during test screenings as audiences were confused. Anthony Russo says:
“What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. So it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
As a result, the whole scene was cut. Ultimately a scene with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) fulfils the same purpose – allowing Tony to know that he can let go. In the same interview, the pair also downplayed the film’s throwaway line hints at both Namor the Sub-mariner and Captain Britain.
You can also check out a previously banned set video from the film’s shoot which was taken by Chris Evans below:
Video ban lifted! I guess I’m not the only one who broke the rules on this day of filming.
(My camera work is annoyingly shaky) pic.twitter.com/D0f0e2PnXo
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 6, 2019