WARNING MINOR SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME ARE AHEAD.
When it was announced that actress Katherine Langford would be joining the Avengers: Endgame, the internet was buzzing and guessing what her character could be and when the movie was released Katherine was oddly not in the film.
The Russo Brothers have explained on the HappySadConfused podcast (spotted by SlashFilm) that Langford’s Endgame role originally was set to be an older version of Tony/Pepper’s daughter Morgan Stark and why she was ultimately recast with a younger actress.
JOE RUSSO: “There was an idea that we had that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers. And that there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station.”
“The intention was that his future daughter, because these films are dealing with 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: “What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. So it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
Removing and reshooting scenes is common with the editing process, I’m sure we’ll hear about more scenes that didn’t make the final cut of the film.
I’ll be slightly curious if we’ll see anymore time-jumps in the future and if Morgan Stark will end up like her father getting into engineering and the sciences.
SOURCE: HAPPY SAD CONFUSED