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#SDCC2019 One of the Avengers was originally set to be de-Cap- itated in Engame

July 20th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Anyone who thought Avengers: Endgame was an emotional ride, it could have been worse.

At SDCC 2016 yesterday, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that, in the third act, when Thanos comes across time to Avengers HQ, it was originally conceived to be different… and more disturbing.

Originally the 2014 Thanos would have butchered the Avengers before going to the present day.

“We clung to that story line for so long just for that moment of Thanos walking through a portal and dropping Captain America’s severed head,” Anthony said.

Sorry what?

“We had most of the script working except for the third act, because Anthony and I were clinging to this concept that we wanted Thanos to walk up to the Avengers and throw Captain America’s head on the ground. We couldn’t give up on it, and finally we said, ‘All right, what if we don’t do that, can we find another way into the third act?’ And that’s when it turned into what it is now,” Joe concluded.

When quizzed n just how dark that ould have been, Anthony said: “Thanos is a rough dude.”

Thankfully, this didn’t happen (imagine if DC toyed with this concept!?) but it all worked out just fine as it was.


Oh, the Avengers Assemble scene from Avengers: Endgame has been released in full HD. Enjoy:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….