Most MCU fans will agree that Avengers: Endgame was darker than most entries in the franchise. After all, it featured the death of a lot of prominent heroes. But what most fans don’t know is that there was also a scene involving Captain America’s decapitated head.
Captain America’s Decapitated Head Scene In Avengers: Endgame
Stephen McFeely, co-writer of Avengers: Endgame spoke to IMdB during San Diego Comic Con 2019 and revealed the “really dark” moment he had in his mind. He elaborated:
“When Thanos comes back, and he comes through a hole that Nebula has created and all that, we had to decide what the playing field was for the final battle. One of the ideas was that she opens a time rift, he walks through from 2014 Earth, where he’s already gone and laid waste to the whole place. And so our heroes come out of the dust, they see this figure walking toward them. He crosses from light to dark or whatever and it’s Thanos. He tosses something at their feet and it rolls and lands at Steve’s feet, and it’s his own head.”
Why Was This Captain America Scene Deleted?
Director Joe Russo was asked why they decided to cut this dark but momentous scene from the movie. He said:
“It wasn’t us… The four of us sat in a room for months going, ” How do we make Captain America’s severed head work? We can’t figure out where we go once he throws his head at his feet, where does the story go?'”
Anthony Russo also added that:
“It was a favorite. It was a complicated idea [to pull off].”
Ultimately it does feel like they did a good job with the movie overall since it did go on to become the #1 grossing movie at the box office.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel among others.
Avengers: Endgame is set for release on Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on Aug 13.
Click on the video below, to watch another recently released deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame