We’ve previously reported that Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why fame was to have a role in Avengers: Endgame. But, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know she was a no show. However, in a recent interview with Anthony and Joe Russo on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, they revealed what her role would have been and her scene that was cut.
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow…
In their interview, they reveal that she would have been a teenage version of Tony’s daughter, Morgan. When Tony snapped his fingers, he would have been transported to a similar place as Thanos in Infinity War. In place of a young Gamora, Tony would have seen an older Morgan. Joe Russo describes this place as a “way station” for those who use the Infinity Stones.
“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 scene was cut for several reasons, as Anthony Russo explains, “What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter”. He continued, “So it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
While it would have been a meaningful parallel with Thanos, it wouldn’t work. “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,” Joe Russo added. “But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”