Avengers Endgame Deleted Scene Breakdown: What Is (And Isn't) On The Home Release
Avengers: Endgame is now officially the biggest movie of all time and now you can watch it at home, constantly reliving every gut-wrenching moment until you're a puddle of tears and victory. With the film now available for digital release, with Blu-ray and 4K coming soon, it's time to take an even closer look at the film.
That closer look includes a long list of featurettes on the home release, as well as a commentary from the writers and directors, in which we learned quite a bit about making the film. Another intriguing feature on the set, though, is the inclusion of deleted scenes. With such a massive undertaking and a cast of characters this big, it's only natural that multiple scenes wound up on the cutting room floor. Now, you can actually see a handful of them.
In case you somehow haven't seen the movie that finally dethroned Avatar yet, what are you doing? Go watch it instead of reading about deleted scenes. Warning: We're talking all kinds of Endgame spoilers.
This is by no means a complete counting of every scene deleted from the movie, which we'll get to below, but for now, these are the only bits of cut footage you're going to see. You can purchase Avengers: Endgame digitally now or pick up a physical copy on August 13.
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That domesticated Stark life
While we get a few scenes of the life Tony and Pepper built after the snap, this extra scene is a sweet moment that would have been interesting to see in the film. In it, the two playfully bicker about whose fault it is that their pet alpaca--because they have an alpaca for some reason--ate the goji berries they grow in the yard. It's the scene that leads directly into what we saw in the film with Tony fetching their daughter Morgan for lunch. Knowing that, it makes sense to cut the scene so introducing Morgan Stark is a big focal point. Still, this is a lovely scene.
Rhodey has issues with Captain America: The First Avenger
During a quick discussion about the Tesseract, Rhodey recalls the events of The First Avenger--something Cap's possibly spoken about before, or it's just part of history. However, he simply can't make sense of the climactic events of the films as he asks why Cap had to crash the plane at the end and--more importantly--why he had to go down with the craft, rather than jumping out before it plunged into freezing cold water. Cap had no answer for that one. Luckily for Steve, jumping out of the plane would have probably just resulted in a more comics-accurate freezing. Maybe they'll save that one for a What If…? story down the line.
The Avengers needed Rocket years ago
Another funny scene that was cut sees Rocket watching footage from the battle of New York, which happened during the first Avengers film. In it, our heroes are fighting the Chitauri, which Natasha estimated took somewhere between two and three hours to do. "The Chitauri are the suckiest army in the galaxy. Why didn't you just blow up the mothership?" he asks. "We didn't know that was a thing," Cap responds.
That knowledge sends Rocket into momentary hysterics. That comes to a quick end when Tony--who has hair clippers for some reason--shaves part of Rocket's head. That'll teach you to mock the Avengers, space raccoon.
More Thor and Rocket on Asgard goodness
This scene kicks off with--how do we put this delicately--Thor peeing off a balcony in the Asgardian castle. There's honestly not much to this scene other than that and him arguing with Rocket about not wanting to see his people, but it's an intriguing scene all the same. Thor reminds Rocket, "I saw all of these people die." We don't blame him for not wanting to be there.
Like father, like son
In another scene, we see more of Tony getting to know his dad Howard in the past. Tony talks about the legacy you leave for your children when your gone, and Howard ultimately offers him a job. He declines, explaining, "I'm a little tied up in futures right now." Get it?
Taking a knee
By now, you've probably seen this one. As Tony dies after the defeat of Thanos, practically every single one of the good guys takes a knee to salute him instead of trying to help him in any way. Gamora, on the other hand, walks away. She doesn't know any of these people and probably realizes how awkward a moment it is.
Oddly enough, the Russo brothers openly discussed a couple of big deleted scenes from the film--and neither of them are included in the home release. The first is the one we'd like to see most. In it, Tony would have had the chance to meet an older version of his daughter after his snap. Thanks for that, Soul Stone. The scene was filmed with 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford playing the older Morgan Stark. When asked why it was cut, the brothers said, "What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. It wasn’t resonating with us on an emotional level, which is why we moved away [from] it."
The second missing scene was to feature an amusing moment between Thor and Valkyrie. It was to be at the end of the movie when Thor was preparing to leave Earth with the Guardians, leading to a big misunderstanding. "He had this beat with Valkyrie where she puts her arm on his shoulder and he sort of starts to lean in for a kiss. She goes, ‘What are you doing?’ Thor is confused. ‘Oh, I thought that touch...’ and she was like, ‘No, that was, like, a goodbye tap I was giving you,'" Anthony Russo recalls.
Thus far, those are the only two additional deleted scenes that have been publicly discussed. As for whether they--or any others--will be seen, that remains a mystery.