If you thought Avengers: Endgame was emotional enough, you clearly haven’t seen the deleted scene that was left on the cutting room floor.
As part of new streaming service Disney+, Marvel fans are being treated to the previously unseen clip, which was been stitched into the digital version of the film. It depicts Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) – who is about to die in the final battle – in a version of the afterlife, speaking with his grown up daughter (13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford).
The scene is called “Tony at the Way Station” – but why was it cut? Directors Anthony and Joe Russo explain in the commentary they were concerned such an emotional moment would “ground the movie to a halt”.
The Russos added: ”He does something similar in the next sequence when he gives his own eulogy. The hope was not to ‘dilute the value’ of any powerful moment.”
In the scene, Tony admits to his daughter that putting on the Infinity Gauntlet ”might have” been “a bad decision”, saying: ”I’m scared I made a mistake.”
His daughter responds: ”I know. And I know it’s going to be tough for you to let go, but if someone had to do that so the rest of us could [live]… I’m proud of you… I love you 3,000.”
Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film of all time. A new theory doing the rounds suggests that the future TV show based on Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, will affect Phase Four of the MCU in a pretty huge way.
You can also find our countdown of every Avenger – from worst to best – here.