Robert Downey Jr Shares BTS Clip of 'Avengers: Endgame' Emotional Deleted Scene
SPOILER WARNING: Plot and ending details for Avengers: Endgame follow.
April 22, 2021, marked the 2nd anniversary of the release of the cinematic masterpiece Avengers: Endgame of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark aka Iron Man, recently shared an emotional clip of the behind-the-scenes of one of many deleted scenes from the movie on Twitter.
The Deleted Scene From 'Avengers: Endgame'
The 25-second clip featured Tony snapping his finger in the backdrop of a green curtain reference to him snapping the Nano gauntlet in the movie, which destroyed Thanos, his army, and Stark himself.
The clip continued with his display of emotions in the event's aftermath. The scene ended with Tony turning around and the appearance of Katherine Langford, who played the older version of Morgan Stark, Iron Man’s daughter.
However, the original movie did not include the scene depicted.
The original scene to the BTS was the extra features included in the Disney+ version release of the movie. After the snap, Tony sees an ethereal afterlife where an emotional encounter with his grown-up daughter Morgan takes place.
At first, he does not recognize this version of his daughter, but when Morgan says that they two are close, he realizes who she is. He admits to wondering if he made the right decision by sacrificing himself as he could not be a part of Morgan's life.
Morgan reassures she is grateful for the time they had and was proud of him. The scene ended with Tony telling his daughter he loved her with his iconic line, "I Love You 3000."
Talking about why the scene didn’t make it into the final cut, the movie directors had revealed in the Happy Sad Confused podcast that the scene hampered the overall pace of the film and added little value.
According to them, the primary motive was already achieved in Tony's later self-recorded video eulogy. According to Anthony Russo, because viewers had not seen Langford as Morgan Stark earlier in the film, they felt little emotional connection to include it in the final cut.
Cast Reacted To The Second Anniversary
Downey Jr. was not the only one who was overcome by emotions on the speical day. Anthony and Joe Russo, the directors of the movie, shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos from the sets of Avengers: Endgame with a caption asking the fans on which theater had they first watched the movie.
Cast members like Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), among others, as well as the crew and President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, were included in those pictures.
Mark Ruffalo, who played Bruce Banner aka Hulk, had also shared a post about it on his Instagram with a picture from one of the movie's promotions. In the caption, he wrote how he could not believe that it had already been two years since the movie's premiere.
Ruffalo also congratulated actors Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, and all the newly introduced members in their shows, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. He further sent his wishes to Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) for their upcoming shows.