After a ton of promotion and teasing, Disney+ finally launched today. Glitches aside, the new streaming service thought to entice more people to subscribe by including a deleted Avengers: Endgame scene. Remember when Katherine Langford was revealed to have been cast in the role of Morgan Stark, the adult version of Iron Man and Pepper Potts’ daughter? Yeah, Disney thought to finally release this elusive scene that wasn’t even included on the DVD/Blu-Ray release, but whatever. I saw it and… well, let’s just say the whole deleted scene was pointless.
Allow me to set the stage: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), after finally getting a hold of the Infinity Gauntlet, does his own version of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap and poof! The billions lost in Avengers: Infinity War returned and Thanos’ army was dusted in their place. Sounds pretty epic. And you know what? It actually was.
Enter the deleted scene, titled “The Way Station” by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. After Tony’s snap, he ends up inside the Soul Stone, the metaphysical space between the living world and the beyond. It’s there that he meets the teenage version of his daughter Morgan. He asks who she is, he figures it out, Tony tells Morgan he thinks he made a mistake sacrificing himself, Morgan doesn’t, yada yada yada. The scene ends with Tony saying he loves her 3,000.
Why was this scene ever filmed, though? For one, I already know that Tony loves his daughter 3,000 and the final scene — when his hologram tells 5-year-old Morgan the exact same thing — is meant to convey that, so there’s no reason for a repeat. And honestly? Tom Holland’s Spider-Man breaking down the way he did in Tony’s final moments was far more touching and heartbreaking than this random scene with adult Morgan. Hard pass.
If you’re still curious to see it, I guess you’ll have to invest in getting Disney+, but it’s honestly not worth the trouble.
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