Avengers: Endgame Deleted scene had Tony’s Afterlife
Avengers: Endgame was the end to Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe that involved much time from actors and crew. The successful epic had 181 minute run time. So we can assume many scenes had to be cut for in order to keep the forward momentum pace of the film.
With the Endgame running in theaters, directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have given several interviews. They had shown us how much toll they have to face for years to sum up the conclusion movie with a number of alternate ideas and excised scenes.
Katherine Langford in Endgame
Earliwr rumours said that Katherine Langford might be a part of Endgame but that didn’t happen. Well, now the film’s directors have revealed what her role was and why they cut her out. It was revealed that Langford played an older version of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts’ daughter, Morgan. Its as rumoured who was portrayed as a four-year-old by Alexandra Rachael Rabe
As for why the scene was cut from Avengers Endgame, the directors explained that a test screening audience didn’t have a connection to the older Morgan, and neither did they.
The scene involves the 23-year-old Katherine Langford playing the grown-up daughter to Tony Stark and Pepper Potts with Morgan Stark.
The character Morgan Stark (played by Lexi Rabe) is first shown in The Avengers: Endgame as part of the timeline set 5 years into the future after The Snap. Tony is living a pretty good life and married to Pepper where he is retired and has a daughter. Tony also comes up with the idea to bring everybody back to the present and not undo things in the past, as he is obviously afraid if they undid The Snap, Morgan might not exist.
So the original plan was to have Katherine Langford appear as the adult Morgan Stark when Tony Stark uses the Infinity Gauntlet, which is similar to when Thanos did The Snap for the first time in Infinity War and saw the young Gamora.
Similar to Thanos, Iron Man would have been transported to an ethereal plane where he would meet the future version of his daughter he left behind.
Katherine’s deleted scene revealed
“There was an idea that we had that Tony was gonna go into the metaphysical way station that Thanos goes into,” Joe Russo said.
“There was going to be a future version of [Stark’s] daughter in that way station,” Joe Russo says.
It is explained that the Tony Stark and Katherine Langford scene was meant to bookend the Thanos scene in Infinity War, but the older Morgan Stark was meant to give her father a sense of peace.
“The intention was that his future daughter … forgave him and gave him peace to go,” Joe Russo said. “But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”
The Russos even reveal the shot the footage and used it in front of a test audience for The Avengers: Endgame, but felt it didn’t work.
“We showed it to a test audience and it was really confusing for them,” Joe Russo said. “What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. “So it wasn’t resonating with us on an emotional level.”
The Russo Brothers squashed that theory after appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. It gave additional details about not only her place in the movie, but also the scene she was in, and why it was ultimately cut.