Disney+ release Avengers: Endgame deleted scene that changes entire film
You can now get even more emotional about Iron Man's heroic actions in Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame, which came out earlier this year, was a box-office hit. In fact, it became the highest grossing movie of all time, which only stands testament to fans' dedication to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After over 21 movies and more than 10 years, the core story of the MCU came to a natural conclusion with Endgame, offering (more or less) satisfying and emotional resolutions for some of the main players that brought this encompassing world to life.
Now, the movie is available to stream on Disney+. More than that, though, the new service offers subscribers a generous slate of bonus content, including deleted scenes and character featurettes.
One of the most interesting of those concerns Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. If you haven't seen Avengers: Endgame yet, avert your eyes. Big spoilers are coming.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
Iron Man sacrifices himself during Endgame's climax, using the Infinity Stones to wipe out Thanos and his large army. To fans' dismay, this leads to Tony's Stark demise.
It's even more painful given that the millionaire playboy was shown earlier in the film finally settled down with Pepper Potts. The two even have a daughter, Morgan. Tony then appears as a hologram for some closure and gets a heartbreaking funeral scene.
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However, before the hologram extravaganza, directors Anthony and Joe Russo were planning to include an additional scene featuring Tony in the Soulworld. As you might remember from Infinity War, Thanos got a similar treatment.
After he used the Infinity Gauntlet, he was shown in the Soulworld, confronted by a younger version of his daughter, Gamora, whom he sacrificed to bring his master plan to fruition. This time around, Tony got to see a grown-up version of Morgan, portrayed by Katherine Langford.
Langford's casting in Endgame was announced prior to the movie's release, so fans were naturally confused when they didn't get to actually see her in the final cut of the film. We finally have an explanation as to why: once in post-production, the directors felt like this scene was too much.
"When we put this in the film, we felt like it grounds the movie to a halt and we did something similar in the next sequence, when he gives his own eulogy," they explain. The two also remark that since the audience hasn't seen the grown-up version of Morgan up to that point, it would have been kind of hard to establish an emotional connection with her.
We agree. While the scene benefits from great performances from both Downey Jr. and Langford, it's less powerful than Tony's eulogy, which can bring even the most cynical Marvel fan to tears. And with a movie clocking in around 3 hours, it could have easily come across as redundant.
Besides this scene, Endgame fans can enjoy other fun bonuses. There are additional deleted scenes, a Captain America featurette and a short video about how casting for the MCU went down. Or, you can choose to watch the entire movie with directors' commentary if that's your thing.
This bonus content isn't limited to Avengers: Endgame. Disney+ offers this type of video for a lot of the movies and TV shows currently available. Sometimes the bonus content is limited to the trailers, but other times it goes beyond that.
For Avatar, for instance, you can watch the original theatrical "family edition" cut, with objectionable language removed. Frozen has several deleted scenes and an As Told By Emoji video. That's the case for Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well.
Watch Avengers: Endgame on Disney+
You can discover all these fun perks with a subscription for Disney+ which costs $8.99 a month. For that, you get a generous content library, 4K quality on selected videos, a slick interface, and the ability to watch on four devices at the same time. Or, simply sign up for the free 7-day trial and give the service a test-drive to see if it's a right fit for you.
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