Thanos Was Originally Supposed to Attack in the Vormir Scene in Avengers: Endgame


Endgame Directors’ Joe Russo and Anthony Russo had plenty of plans for every scene they had shot during the filming of the movie.

After the release, we got to knew about the plans which got wiped and weren’t showed but if those scenes were added, the end may have been different.

Also, see Avengers: Endgame Theory May Reveal Why Thanos Had a Vision in the Soul Stone.

The Vormir Scene

Now, one more scene has been discussed which was changed later. It was the Vormir scene, one of the most intimate, emotional moments in the film.


In the Endgame, Vormir is the secret location of the Soul Stone, which, surprisingly, is also where Red Skull has been since the last time fans saw him in Captain America: The First Avenger.

As reported by Syfy Wire, Renner explained how the original sequence involved, instead of an emotional detente between Black Widow and Hawkeye, a more involved conflict including an attack by Thanos.

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As we now know, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes obtain the Infinity Stone after Black Widow sacrifices her life, much to the horror of her friend Clint Barton.

Speaking at this weekend’s Ace Comic-Con, however, Renner explained that they initially shot Natasha Romanoff’s demise against a much noisier backdrop.


“We shot it, and it’s very different from what’s in the movie now,” Renner explained. “It’s a scene we re-shot because it was much more complicated [than the] scene that’s in Endgame now.

There’s an attack, Thanos is in some ship or something, and a bunch of weird aliens was running around and it was too complicated, so what they did is we shot the scene, still with the same kind of idea, but now we’re just fighting each other to commit suicide for the soul stone.”

The actor went on to explain that the final Vormir sequence was shot just six months ago, adding that it was “a tough scene” for both himself and his co-star Scarlett Johansson.

Clint and Natasha at Vormir

The idea of seeing Clint and Natasha fight off Thanos and his minions might have been cool to see, but Endgame’s Vormir scene services the relationship of the pair better.


It’s understandable that the scene was a bit different initially.

After all, the mandate in superheroics is action, action, action, and stripping action out of an entire section of the film’s climactic time heist probably felt like a risky decision.

But it was certainly the right one. The film had enough fight scenes, and for Hawkeye and Widow, whose bond has been an important running theme through the Avengers movies, it was an appropriately emotional choice.


The only big battle in Avengers: Endgame comes at the very end, and quite frankly, it works better that way considering the scale and magnitude of the film’s action set piece.

In any case, though Nat is no longer among the living, filming has already begun on a Black Widow prequel movie, which is expected to hit theaters next year.

In the meantime, we’ll find out how Peter Parker processes the death of another Avenger when Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 2nd.

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