During the San Diego Comic-Con panel with Avengers: Infinity War/Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, the pair reveal that a cut scene would have seen Doctor Strange sending Thanos into a portal where he would have been judged guilty by the Living Tribunal.

The Living Tribunal is an entity that oversees and maintains balance in the realities that constitute the Marvel Comics Multiverse, including the mainstream universe and all alternate universes. He serves as a judge of these realities.

The duo previously talked about their interest to use the character while speaking with the NewYorkTimes.

MARKUS: “We did try to put the Living Tribunal in the first movie. We wrote a scene in which he appeared during the Titan fight. And everyone was like, what?” 

MCFEELY: “Whoa. He’s got three heads. It would indicate a whole different level of architecture to the universe and I think that was too much to just throw in.”

MARKUS: “The idea’s still in [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige]’s court.” 

MCFEELY: “Oh sure, we probably just spoiled it.”

MARKUS: “The Living Tribunal has his own streaming show.”

MCFEELY: “It’s like Judge Judy.”

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