When Iron Man was able to steal the Infinity stones from Thanos and snap his fingers, everybody was shocked.
It was one of the most tear-jerking moments in the blockbuster movie “Av
engers: Endgame”; the scene showing Tony as he bids farewell shortly after snapping Thanos and his squad out of existence.
But little did everyone know that directors Joe and Anthony Russo had an idea that Tony Stark was going to go into the met
aphysical way station that Thanos had experienced when he snapped his fingers at the end of “Infinity W ar.”
On May 6, the directors shared on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that they had already filmed scenes of an adult version of Morgan, Tony’s daughter – who got famous for her dialogue “I love you 3,000” – with 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford.
In “Infinity W
ar,” when Thanos snapped his fingers, he was transported to a met aphysical world after which he saw and had a conversation with the child version of his daughter Gamora, whom he s acrificed to obtain the S0ul stone.
The Russo brothers had hoped to replicate this scene with Tony and the older Morgan forgiving her father for s
acrificing his lif e. This sequence was meant to provide Tony some closure.
Langford had already filmed scenes as the older Morgan, but when it was shown to test audiences, it created confusion. The scene was thereafter deleted.
“We didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. It wasn’t ringing to us. It wasn’t resonating to us on an emotional level [that] is why we moved away from it,” Anthony Russo shared.
Joe Russo added, “The intention was that [Tony’s] future daughter, because these films are dealing with magic, his daughter forgave him and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant (sic). But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”
In October 2018, the Russo brothers confirmed Langford’s cut role from the “Endgame” film; making her a late addition to the movie’s cast.