If there was one scene which had intrigued fans even before the release of Avengers: Endgame, it was of Tony Stark meeting his adult daughter Morgan Stark. The scene was heavily criticized when it was finally released as part of a Endgame special feature. But now it has been revealed that the scene was left largely unfinished because it was removed early on. Why was it removed? Read on.
Details Regarding The Scene Of Tony Stark Meeting His Adult Daughter
Producer Victoria Alonso said that the scene was cut because it was unfinished. In the scene, Tony Stark interacts with an aged up Morgan Stark played by Katherine Langford instead of Lexi Rabe who played little Morgan Stark in the movie. Father and daughter meet in the metaphysical soul world for the last time after Tony sacrifices himself (as for why he was the one who had to do it- maybe Iron Man 1 has the answer to that). Alonso told Yahoo regarding the soul stone environment that:
“The conversation we had was that a different soul meant a different environment, but you’re in the same moment so it’s all one core soul.”
But later on directors Anthony and Joe Russo indicated the scene wouldn’t be included in the theatrical cut. Regarding the cut, Alonso said:
“The scene came out quite early on … so it wasn’t fully formed. But the whole idea was that you have a father and a daughter in a moment of reckoning for their love of each other. So we really focused on that, not on trying to create a whole new background for it.”
Why Was The Scene Cut?
As for why the scene was cut, the Russo Brothers, Joe Russo explained on the Happy Sad Confused podcast that:
“There was an idea that we had where Tony was going to go the metaphysical way station where Thanos saw his daughter when he snapped his finger. There was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station. The intention was that “[Tony’s] future daughter-‘ cause these are [Infinity] stones we’re dealing with, so it’s magic- his future daughter forgave him, and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant. But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”
Anthony Russo added that:
“What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. It wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level, which is why we moved away from it.”
Overall, it was a good idea to get rid of the scene because as the Russo’s said, the idea was good but the audience couldn’t connect with Tony’s adult daughter. So the Love You 3000 scene at the end of Endgame when Tony says it back to his little daughter felt perfect.
Avengers: Endgame is now streaming on Disney+ and is available to own on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.