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Kevin Feige Addresses Avengers: Endgame Nearly Featuring a Major Hero’s Decapitation

August 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Thanos Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame had some heavy moments, but Kevin Feige has acknowledged that there was one scene that almost made it which went incredibly dark. Feige did a live Q&A for Empire Magazine and commented on directors Joe and Anthony Russo mentioning at San Diego Comic-Con that one scene which nearly got filmed would have featured Thanos decapitating the 2012 version of Captain America after the “time heist” and, once he appeared in the present time of Endgame (2023), tossing the severed head down in front of the current Cap.

“I think there are behind the scenes pictures of this, us having the giant omnibus of The Infinity Gauntlet comic collection and saying, we need to do justice to this,” Feige said. “One of those images was Thanos sitting on a throne of skulls, ruling over everything and we wanted to get that in there. One of the ideas was, when they finish the time heist, they returned to a world [in 2023] that Thanos had already conquered, that involved all of that, the throne made of bones and skulls and had him tossing, like a bowling ball, Captain America’s severed skull head, still in the cowl, to Captain America.”

Ultimately of course, 2012 Cap keeps his head in the film. Feige said that the scene was “pretty cool, but the logic to get there defeated us.”

The film releases on Blu-Ray on September 2nd.