Marvel Studios' revelations at the San Diego Comic Con on what to expect from MCU Phase 4 fans made us look to the future this week, but a newly released deleted scene simply drew our attention back to . Avengers: Endgame . In this unprecedented moment of epic climax, the audience witnesses how the entire cast of the Avengers reacts immediately after the death of Iron Man.
It's a dramatic scene that feels in many ways fitting to pay tribute to telling stories at the end of a decade … It's also overworked and cheesy, and the Russo Brothers were probably right, to remove it from the final cut before Endgame . Theatrical release.
In the version of the movie we've all seen in the movies, the screen turns black after Pepper Potts has kissed Tony Stark in tears bye-bye with tears. However, it turns out that the scene lasted another minute and a half, showing all the other characters kneeling in front of their fallen comrade. Which is quite strange, considering that some of them (like Evangeline Lilly's Wasp and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie) had never hit Stark on screen before this last battle.
The mass kneeling was started by Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who was there only because Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) sacrificed her own life to save his life. Would it have been too much to take a knee to the woman who literally died for you, Clint?
There is a brief moment in the deleted scene, which at least partially answered a question from some fans: What happened to Gamora (Zoe Saldana) after the battle? It is shown that Gamora is the only figure who does not kneel down, which makes perfect sense as she came from an earlier time on the Timeline and had never met Stark. Instead, she'll quietly disappear from the battlefield and presumably steal a ship and leave the planet, prompting Peter Quill's search for her at the end of the film.
This expanded sequence was replaced in the movie editing by the funeral at Stark's House on the Lake, which was thought to end better functioning Phase Three of the MCU, as it brought back all the characters of the MCU rather than a scene from the Director's Cut of Lord of the Rings
This and more played deleted scenes will be available on August 1