Marvel Studio’s new book revealed that the “A-Force scene” in Endgame went through reshoot after it was found to be “pandering.”
The Reverse Journey To Infinity War
One of the most intriguing scenes in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame was the “A-Force scene” where all the female superheroes of the MCU teamed up on the screen. It was indeed a powerful moment, but at the same time, it gained multiple criticisms ever after Endgame’s release. Moreover, some critics strongly believed that the “A-Force scene” was “pandering.” With that being said, the makers already had additional footage to compensate for such complaints from the initial audience.
In Marvel’s new book, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Trinh Tran, the producer of Avengers: Endgame revealed how the final version of the scene showed up. She highlighted the journey of going back to the cast of Infinity War when Craig Kyle, the co-writer of Ragnarok, wanted to shoot the current events of the female actors.
Trinh Tran has echoed loud in the book that during the reception, it was Lilly who connected with her and actresses like Brie Larson, Tessa Thompson, Zoe Saldana, and others. Later, it was Craig Kyle who joined and inspired the team to capture the moment for his daughter. Trinh recalled in the book how Kyle asked her if she could collect all of them for a group shot. She added “Bringing those women together for that photo is what spurred their collective talk about an all-female Super Hero film that they then pitched to Feige. And in the immediate future, it led to the expansion of the finale battle featuring all of their characters in Endgame.”
I took this shot for my daughter and it’s the coolest picture I’ve ever taken! #BadassLadiesOfMarvel ?@MarvelStudios @Avengers @Guardians @Antman @theblackpanther @captainmarvel @thorofficial #AvengersInfinityWar pic.twitter.com/u36x1SB0zN
— Craig Kyle (@MrCraigKyle) November 27, 2017
While Craig’s photo inspired the makers to expand the sequence, Trinh Tran discovered that there has always been a plan in the Endgame script to highlight the women’s power in the MCU.
With that being said, Trinh Tran was quite convinced that the scene will be there in the film. Moreover, Marvel Studios planned to shoot additional scenes that featured similar female characters to make it flow more significantly.
Source: The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and CBR