Black Widow Had An Alternate Death Scene In Avengers: Endgame
SPOILERS LIE AHEAD - IF WE CAN STILL CALL THEM THAT
An alternative death scene was filmed for Black Widow in last year's Avengers: Endgame, it has emerged. It's pretty brutal, but you can watch it in the player below:
OK, so it might be nearly a year since we first saw Avengers: Endgame, but fans are still talking about the film, which was widely hailed as one of Marvel Studios' best accomplishments.
The death of the character, aka Natasha Romanoff (played by Scarlett Johansson), went down as one of the most shocking and emotional moments in a film that was chock-full of 'em. But this alternative version is something else.
This version of the scene gives another perspective into Hawkeye (aka Clint Barton)'s last moments with Black Widow.
The editor of the movie, Matthew Schmidt, explained that the scene was originally filmed with the two Avengers finding themselves in a battle with Thanos' army, when Natasha sacrifices herself for Clint.
Of course - if you've seen the theatrical cut, you'll know that Natasha comes to her end very differently, when she and Clint work out that one of them has to die to get the Soul Stone, fighting each other to save the other in a tense, emotional battle to sacrifice themselves.
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As you can see from the video above,however, the alternative ending sees Natasha getting shot by Thanos' army before completing her sacrifice and falling off the cliff.
In both versions, Black Widow 'wins' the battle and sacrifices herself so that the Soul Stone can be retrieved.
Scarlett Johansson has spoken about the ending in the past, saying she did think that the 'army of Dementor-type creatures' which were used in the scene would be too scary for some of the younger viewers.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Johansson said: "I was thinking, 'Parents will never forgive us for how these creatures look.'"
But she revealed that the sequence 'felt too busy' in the action-filled film, so Jeremy Renner re-shot it as a quieter, emotional piece.
She added: "We wanted to leave [the audience] with the weight of that loss and the shock of it."
It's up to you to decide which you prefer, now that you've seen both of the versions.
Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role as Black Widow later this year - a prequel that is set to begin phase four of the MCU is at the moment slated for release on 6 November. Well, as long as the coronavirus pandemic doesn't affect production. Fingers tightly crossed that it doesn't.
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