Peter Parker’s Endgame Reunion With Tony Stark Was Originally Scripted Differently

Avengers: Endgame is a landmark MCU movie. There are plenty of moments peppered throughout the movie which makes it such a treat to watch. People obviously want to know more about their specific beloved moments. So some of the filmmakers behind the blockbuster sat down with Slashfilms to talk about some specific moments during the movie.

Original Peter Parker And Tony Stark Reunion Scene was Different

Things went differently in the original Peter-Tony reunion scene. Pic courtesy:

Things went differently in the original Peter-Tony reunion scene. Pic courtesy:

One of the more interesting exchanges during the session with Slashfilms was editor Jeff Ford talking about the sweet moment when Spider-Man and Iron-Man are reunited before the climactic battle with Thanos.

Fans will remember that Tony Stark was deeply affected by his failure to not only save the world in Avengers: Infinity War, but also his failure to ensure Peter Parker’s safety on their space mission. Peter’s goodbye to Tony still makes people tear up. So the reunion obviously had to live up to that level. Originally, that scene looked quite different from the final version we saw in Endgame. But this isn’t the only rewritten and re-shot scene in Endgame. The one where the heroes return through the portal, was also rewritten.

The Original Reunion Scene Looked Comic

The original Peter-Tony reunion scene was rewritten because it looked...well...funny. Pic courtesy:

The original Peter-Tony reunion scene was rewritten because it looked…well…funny. Pic courtesy:

The originally scripted scene between Peter and Tony, according to editor Jeff Ford, in his own words, went like this:

“The first time we shot it, Peter and Tony reunite and Pepper’s nearby, and Tony goes, ‘Uh, Peter, do you know Pepper?” “Nice to meet you!. It’s one of those crazy meet-cutes in the middle of a fight. He hugs him and they have this thing, but it felt very incidental, like they ran into each other at an airport or something. We watched it, and they were both great in the scene, but it was like a comedy scene, so it had this schtick quality to it. By the way, we did not yet know how powerful Peter disappearing was [in Infinity War] when we shot that first version. We had shot it, I think, but we hadn’t tested it, we hadn’t lived with it and actually done the [effect] of [him] going away, so when the audience had that reaction, we’re like, this reunion is different now. It’s a different thing.”

We think that it was a good idea to remove the original scene. After all, it does even sound very comic and it wouldn’t have really worked in the intensity of the final battle.

Now that Spider-Man is back in the MCU and the Marvel Universe is looking to expand more, it’s time for Peter Parker to truly carry forward the legacy of the man who stated it all.

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