Endgame was long. We can all agree on that. It wasn’t quite Return of the King, but clocking in at over three hours, it certainly wasn’t Toy Story either.
With Disney+ being released in the US though (and me definitely not illegally streaming The Mandalorian online), Marvel fans are getting a whole smorgasbord of new content, including one scene that saw Iron Man meet with his daughter after sacrificing himself to save the universe.
You’ll remember the hype around Katherine Langford being cast as a mystery role in Avengers: Endgame, but fans were pretty shocked – with hindsight – that she never actually appeared in the film.
This was down to her scene being cut, as people found it too jarring. Initially, she was supposed to play an older version of Tony’s daughter, Morgan, who he spoke with in the metaphysical world after saving the universe.
Essentially, similar to how Thanos saw young Gamora after he wiped out half of the universe in Infinity War in this purgatory-esque place, Stark saw a grown-up version of his daughter in the same place, where they had a little natter.
Morgan tells her dad that she’ll grow up fine, despite him being gone, in a conversation that saw a few fans feeling pretty emotional. She tells him:
“I’m happy that we had the time that we did, and that you were there for me…until you couldn’t be.“
“If you’re happy, I’m happy.“
He then says “I love you, 3000,” after she tells him that she loves him.
The Russos explained how they had a couple of reasons for deleting that particular scene; one of them was that the inclusion of this meeting made the next scene – the funeral – essentially retread old ground, with Stark talking to his daughter from beyond the grave and saying he loved her.
The next reason was that the audience would have emotional connection with adult Morgan. We knew her as a little girl, but all of a sudden seeing her in her twenties or whatever would have been pretty jarring.
Tony Russo explained:
“Because this adult version of Morgan, his daughter, was never in the film, as we would watch it in post we started to feel like we didn’t have a lot of emotional connection, even though this is a wonderful actor, to the character because we’d never seen her before.“
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