When we think of Avengers: Infinity War, we think of that dramatic ending, which has half of the population turned to dust. The only surviving members of the Avengers are the original team, plus a few extras (Rocket, Nebula, War Machine, Ant-Man, etc) However, this wasn’t the case in earlier drafts.
According to Empire, writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus originally wanted to have the infamous “snap” at the end of Act One Of Avengers: Endgame.
“We had so much story in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn’t do The Snap until the end of act one of Endgame.”
They ultimately decided against this idea because having it at the end of Avengers: Infinity War create much more depth for the characters and it forced you to live with that ending for a year.
Kevin Feige pushed for the ending at Avengers: Infinity War saying,
“We talked about that ending for years and years and years,” he told Empire. “It was the reason to adapt Infinity Gauntlet. What was the most shocking thing we could do? End the movie with The Snap.”
We’re all glad they chose this route as it creates more hype for the sequel to this saga!
How do you feel about the ending? Was it too much or was it perfect? Let us know in the comments below!
Go see the epic conclusion of the Infinity Saga, in theaters April 26, 2019.
The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lily, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Don Cheadle. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and written Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Based off the characters by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Jim Starlin.