Avengers: Endgame has been busting records and making every headline in the world of movie news. With the lifting of the spoiler ban on Monday (May 6th), a lot of information regarding the film from its directors as well as set videos from the cast have been flooding the internet. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealed in an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast that the initial role of Australian actress Katherine Langford was removed from the final cut as well as explaining why.
Langford, known for her role as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why and Leah in Love, Simon, was set to play an adult version of Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) daughter, Morgan Stark. Langford was to appear in a sort of vision of Tony as he snaps his fingers while wearing the infinity gauntlet. The intent was for him to see that his daughter, in the future, forgave him which allowed him to go in peace at the end. However, following confused reactions to the scenes from test screenings and careful consideration from the Russo brothers, it was ultimately cut from the film. They deemed the overall movie complicated enough that it was best to remove this scene.
Avengers: Endgame in all its complicated glory remains the king of the box office as it soars past previous records. It provides an end to an era of storytelling in the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, AKA The Infinity Saga.