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Kevin Feige Reveals Another Character Was Meant To Be Digitally Added To Tony Stark's Funeral

The reasoning behind it makes total sense.

With the release of Avengers: Endgame to DVD and Blu-ray this month we’re finding out more and more about the movie months after it first came out. This time, Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed more about Tony Stark’s funeral scene and the character that was going to be digitally added in.

During a Q&A with Empire, Feige revealed Ant-Man’s teenage daughter Cassie Lang was going to be digitally inserted into the funeral.

The funeral scene is one of the few scenes where you see so many MCU characters together in one place and with so many people there we can understand why they might consider putting Cassie into the scene.

Feige said, “We did at one point toy with putting Cassie there.”

“At one point we thought of digitally adding her so it’s the family, but we thought, ‘This is the heroes celebrating the other heroes and the loss of Tony’, so we didn’t do it. Aside from Smart Hulk and Rocket and Groot, everybody’s actually standing there.”

It makes sense, not that we would have really questioned it if Cassie was there, but it does potentially open the conversation about why other characters weren’t there if she was included in the scene.

He also revealed that he and co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are actually in that scene.

“I was on the balcony of that house… In that shot, as you see in the movie, right inside the cabin, was video village where I was sitting with [executive producer] Trinh Tran and Joe and Anthony.”

Feige also spoke about the possibility of a huge box-set including all 23 films of the Infinity Saga, saying if they do it, they’ll also include the really bad scenes they’re not exactly proud of.

“If we do a big, giant Infinity Saga box set, we might include – I’m assuming if you’re going to spend the money to buy a box set with everything in it, you’re a fan. And it’ll take more than a couple of really, really bad scenes to turn you.”

The most recent deleted scene we were gifted was right after Tony’s death where the Avengers were kneeling at the battlefield.

“I like sharing those scenes. And when we have something like that that we love, and which was not an easy decision to cut out but was the best decision for the movie, it’s a great avenue to say, ‘We’ll put it out there.’ It’s not like no-one will ever see it.

“There are things that we think nobody should ever see. And I think we’ve just recently been discussing that now we can start to show some of our less proud moments.”

As a fan himself, Feige says he loves seeing the stuff that didn’t quite work in a film.

“There’s stuff that still pops up from the Star Wars trilogy occasionally – Tosche Station for instance,” he explains.

“That is not great, it certainly shouldn’t be in the movie, but I love seeing it. I love that they shot it and it exists and we get to see it. So usually we love putting that stuff out there. There’s some things that we’ve been too humiliated to show, but I think we’ll bring out soon enough.”

Bucky Knew About Captain America's Fate In Endgame The Whole Time So The Conspiracies Are Confirmed

And now we're crying.

At the end of Avengers: Endgame Captain America surprised everyone when he went back in time to return the Infinity Stones and stayed in the past with the love of his life Peggy Carter, appearing at the end of the film as ‘Old Steve’.

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In the scene we see Cap leave to return the stones and, as we saw earlier on in the film, he should return from the time travel sequence basically straight away. But he doesn’t.

Sam Wilson AKA Falcon is clearly very concerned and demands that Bruce Banner brings him back.

However, Bucky, Steve’s lifelong bestie, is calm and doesn’t seem at all worried that his friend hasn’t returned. This led many fans to believe that Steve had told Bucky his plan to be with Peggy before he left.

Now, we finally have confirmation, because according to Comicbook.com, the film’s DVD and Blu-ray commentary reveal Bucky knew all along.

As Bucky and Steve hug goodbye, co-director Joe Russo says, “Now clearly Bucky knows something here, right?” I’m not going to lie, it seems weird for the director to be asking this question about his own film, but anyway…

Writer Stephen McFeely responds, “Yeah, I think it’s clear from Sebastian’s performance here. He’s been clued into Steve’s decision.”

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“Why [else] would Bucky say, ‘I’m gonna miss you.’ Especially if it’s only going to be five seconds?”

Russo agrees, “Yeah, he knows,” adding, “Now, we don’t know the extent of what Steve told him, but clearly he told him something.”

McFeely continues, “Yeah, I don’t think he said, ‘I’ll go sit on the bench over there.'”

“I think he’s certainly surprised to see that [part].”

So, while he might not have expected to see his friend looking like a grandpa, he certainly knew his plans.

And now we, and probably a lot of Stucky fans, are crying all over again.

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Endgame Directors Reveal Why It Was Important That Black Panther Was The First Dusted Hero To Return

A lot of thought went into it.

While promoting the release of Avengers: Endgame on DVD and Blu-ray, the film’s directors Anthony and Joe Russo participated in a Reddit AMA and answered a lot of fan questions.

One of the topics that came up was the reasoning behind why Black Panther was the first dusted hero to return to the fight at the end of the movie and there was a specific reason behind that order.

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Joe Russo explained, “We spent a lot of time in the edit room playing around with the sequencing of the portals. We probably didn’t lock that section of the movie until about a month before the film was in theaters.

“We always wanted [Sam Wilson] to be the first one to communicate with [Captain America] via his comm and Sam was last in Wakanda, so logically the first portal that would open would the Wakandan portal.

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“And the first person that would logically walk through a portal from Wakanda would be the king himself, bringing his army once again to the defense of Cap and the world.”

So, T’Challa’s entrance was really just due to the fact he was near Sam, plus a whole lot of other heroes were dusted in Wakanda so it made sense that they were the first to appear through the portals.

In the scene, Cap is facing Thanos alone and is getting beaten down, but he then gets the communication from Wilson repeating his iconic line, “On your left,” and the rest is (heartbreaking) history.

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The directors also revealed why the cut the scene with all of the Avengers taking a knee following Tony Stark’s death.

“We found the Avengers kneeling scene incredibly emotional as well, but when played in the run of the film, it felt incredibly similar to the moment when all of the heroes stood on the shore at Tony’s funeral, paying their respects to him outside his home,” they wrote.

“The two scenes, when in the film together, seemed to fight one another, and created a repetitious ending.”

They also explained to fans that Captain America was always worthy of picking up Mjolnir and made a conscious decision in Avengers: Age of Ultron to not lift it.

“He always could. Our interpretation of the famous scene in Ultron was that when he realized he could pick up Mjolnir he quickly chose not to, because he didn’t want to embarrass Thor.”

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This will likely come as little surprise, but the directors also told fans that the hardest scene to shoot was Tony’s death, which was shot on the last day of production.

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