Movies & TV / News

Early Avengers: Endgame Script Had Tony Stark Visit Asgard

June 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Avengers: Endgame

When the remaining MCU heroes went searching for Infinity Stones through time in Avengers Endgame, Tony Stark went to New York. But he nearly went to Asgard. Speaking with the Empire Film podcast (via Uproxx), Engame co-writer Stephen McFeely said an early version of the script sent Tony to Asgard after the Reality Stone.

“Technically in Thor: The Dark World, the Tesseract is in the vault as the Aether is also there,” Stephen McFeely said. “So that sent Tony to Asgard, and he had an invisible stealth suit, and he fought Heimdall, who could of course see him. I think [co-director Joe Russo] went in and said, ‘Why don’t we go in to Avengers? It’s the biggest movie, it’s the most fun, let’s go.’”

During the podcast, McFeely’s collaborator Christopher Markus added that Tony Stark’s death was not insisted on by the studio. “Marvel as a whole said, ‘We think it might be a time [for Tony to die], but if you have a good reason not to do it, feel free – we’ll do whatever.’ But it really did seem like, particularly with what Tony experiences after the five- year break… that there wasn’t anywhere left that he needed to go,” he said. “This was a guy who had made his full journey, all the way to the end, had experienced a full rehabilitation of his character from being the douchebag in the back of the Humvee at the beginning of the first Iron Man. To have him make the sacrifice that Steve Rogers would have made had he had the opportunity at that moment, just felt really right.”

The full podcast is below:

article topics :

Avengers: Endgame, Jeremy Thomas