Avengers: Endgame Almost Had A Credits Scene With Vision In A Body Bag
The ending to Endgame was almost very, very sad.
Avengers: Endgame nearly featured an end-credits stinger involving Paul Bettany's character, Vision. Bettany said in an interview that he was excited to film the scene, but Marvel boss Kevin Feige ultimate decided it needed to be cut.
"At one point there was going to be a tag where [Wanda opens] a body bag and there was the Vision," Bettany told IMDB (via Collider). "Kevin Feige kind of talked to me and said, 'I gotta pull the shot.' And I was like, 'Ahhh.' Because I really wanted that profit participation."
Vision is believed to have perished during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Bettany said in the interview that he also believed Vision was dead for good, only holding clinging to about a 10-15% chance that his character would be back.
Despite his death, the character has now returned in a new Disney+ show, WandaVision. However, WandaVision's first few episodes do not explain how it is possible that Vision remains alive. For what it's worth, Endgame had no post-credits scene.
Bettany was so sure that he was finished as Vision that he feared he was getting fired when he took the meeting for WandaVision.
"My contract was up, and I got a call from Kevin Feige saying, 'Can you come into the office?' And when the boss calls you up and says to come by the office when your contract is up, you know what that means. So I went in, and I didn't want anything to be uncomfortable between us all because it's been such a great time. So I walked in and said, 'Kevin and Louis [D'Esposito], I love you. I totally get it. It's been a great run and no hard feelings.' And Kevin went, 'Wait, are you quitting?' And I went, 'No, aren't you firing me?' And he went, 'No, we were going to pitch you a TV show.'"
WandaVision's next episode premieres on January 22 on Disney+. For more on the show, you can check out GameSpot's review of WandaVision's first episodes.