The Disturbing Captain America Endgame Scene They Cut

  • Published on Jul 21, 2019
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    If Avengers: Endgame co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo had stuck to their original plans for the film, The Avengers would have encountered another past version of Captain America, and it would have been plenty unpleasant for him. In a SDCC chat with Entertainment Weekly at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the directing duo said they wanted Endgame to include Josh Brolin's Thanos decapitating Chris Evans' Captain America in 2014 to send a message to the Avengers in the future.
    After slaughtering the entire Avengers roster in the past, the Mad Titan would have time-traveled to the Avengers' present day in 2023, where some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes were trying to undo the Decimation that killed half of all life in the universe. Thanos would have tossed Cap's severed head at the still-alive team's feet. The Russos said they were almost married to the idea.
    Joe Russo said at Comic Con that the idea became so deeply set in their minds that they had a hard time figuring out how to end the movie.
    Ultimately, though, the Russos dropped the idea and went back to the drawing board to see how the events of the second act could more naturally flow into the third, which culminated with the massive battle between 2014 Thanos and his army of alien Chitauri against the Avengers, who were reunited with their snapped superhero comrades.
    Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely also discussed the intended Captain America decapitation when they spoke with Backstory Magazine's Jeff Goldsmith at the "Writing Avengers: Endgame" panel on Friday, July 19.
    According to Yahoo, Markus commented:
    "We were working on different ways to bring Thanos into the present day because we had killed the present-day Thanos but we had activated the past-Thanos. He, being Thanos, [knew] it would take Nebula some time to rejigger the time machine. He went down to his present-day Earth, which would be 2014, and wiped it out and killed the Avengers. And then, Nebula would turn on the time machine, [and] he would walk through with the Avenger he had killed and go, 'I killed you, again, what are you gonna do about it?'"
    That beheaded Avenger was, we now know, going to be Captain America.
    If America's head had rolled in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel fans would very likely have been horrified at the sight of their beloved Cap's noggin tumbling around on the ground like a soccer ball. For our part, we're glad we didn't have to bear witness to that specific brand of nightmare fuel, though we can understand where the Russo Brothers were coming from in wanting to explain in no uncertain terms that Thanos is the most vicious big bad the Avengers have ever encountered. For their part, both directors brushed off the idea that the beheading would have taken Avengers: Endgame to too dark a place.
    This twist is but one of many scenes fans never got to see in Avengers: Endgame. Lucky for them, the home release of the superhero epic is fast-approaching - with the digital version coming Tuesday, July 30 and the Blu-ray edition arriving on Tuesday, August 13. Both versions include special featurettes, a gag reel, and, of course, plenty of deleted scenes.
    Since the Russo Brothers never actually went through with the idea of Thanos lobbing off Captain America's head in Avengers: Endgame, that particular sequence won't be available to watch now or ever, and it's probably for the best. Fans already had enough reasons to cry during Endgame; the last thing they need is to see Cap's A-emblazoned head at his teammates' feet.
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Comments • 944

  • Looper
    Looper  27 days ago +324

    What was your favorite MCU Phase 4 announcement made at SDCC?

  • Mathis Landart
    Mathis Landart 2 days ago

    Why didn't they make the movie like that unstead of giving us fat comedic thor even through he have ptsd or dabbing hulk, i understand that the mcu is mostly for kids but this movie is the last of an era and i'm supposed to be scared for the characters

  • REEPAK47
    REEPAK47 2 days ago

    I wish dat happened tho smh

  • Gaston Lanteri
    Gaston Lanteri 6 days ago

    "Did you see what Game of Thrones did the las seasson?"
    "Oh yeah they choped the heads of almost 90% of cool characters... So cool!"
    "Right??? LETS DO THAT! LOVE IT!"
    "Who's first?"
    "Lets start with one people won't miss... What about this guy, theee... ehhmm... Cap... Whatever, this one."

  • Heshmia Bennett
    Heshmia Bennett 7 days ago

    Still like the Russo’s?

  • Martin Sanchez
    Martin Sanchez 8 days ago

    If Thanos could have defeated the Avengers in the past that easily, how could he not have done that all along?

  • DuhItzFlamerGamer
    DuhItzFlamerGamer 9 days ago +2

    Avengers May Save The World....
    End Game May be The End

    *Tony* will Be *always* In *Our Hearts*

  • Anjay Ranjan
    Anjay Ranjan 11 days ago

    Instead they went for the decapitation of thanos

  • Matthew McCrary
    Matthew McCrary 12 days ago

    Should have did it

  • tailedgates9
    tailedgates9 13 days ago

    As fucking AWESOME as that would have been, I imagine it would have given a lot of people nightmares. Lol The finale is perfect as is. :3

  • Toney Torado
    Toney Torado 14 days ago

    So happy It didn't happen

  • Brick Tamland
    Brick Tamland 14 days ago

    Cut off one head, two more shall take its place. Hail Hyrda!

  • iiFonallaii inc.
    iiFonallaii inc. 15 days ago


  • Edson Senho
    Edson Senho 16 days ago

    That would actually be awesome. I wish they kept that

  • Chavez Santoo
    Chavez Santoo 16 days ago

    I dont know why but this ruined my childhood

  • Vishnu Srinivasan
    Vishnu Srinivasan 18 days ago

    they should have.

  • Jr Cruz
    Jr Cruz 19 days ago

    should've gone through with the headless "CAP " . Would've LOVED that along with countless others (aside from the countless whiners that woulda been complaining about that) . #100

  • solidn6
    solidn6 19 days ago

    Disney would never have allowed it.

  • Kevin Gordon
    Kevin Gordon 19 days ago

    In retrospect, they should have kept that ending in there. It wouldn't have had to have changed the ending of the film, but it would have upped the stakes to save Captain America.

  • kingofzero
    kingofzero 20 days ago +1

    It’s not for the best. That version needs to happen. That would have been amazing.

  • Konark Arora
    Konark Arora 20 days ago

    Me: Yes! You are absolutely right Universe, but the question still remains unanswered..
    "Which business is the best business, the one which earns you well or the one which earns all well.."
    Universe: Expecting answers! 🧐🤔

  • Chris Saldana
    Chris Saldana 20 days ago

    This sounds like zack snyder's weird superhero fantasies

  • A Thom
    A Thom 21 day ago +1

    *Wait wait wait...*
    So you're telling me Captain America was supposed to be decapitated, then Thanos was going to toss the head at the Avengers when it was revealed weeks ago that Wonder Woman decapitated Steppenwolf and his head rolled back to Darkseid through the boom tube!??
    "Can I copy your home work? Yeah just change it up a little bit"

  • _Neptune_
    _Neptune_ 21 day ago

    Low key want to watch that

  • Mathew The Canadian
    Mathew The Canadian 21 day ago

    Kinda want to see that, but makes sense to cut it. I can just imagine a kid in that theater who's favorite fictional character is Captain America and he sees that happen

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    LOOPER: How the Bullets fired from The Helicarrier spelled out death for Thanos

  • Michael Scott
    Michael Scott 21 day ago

    Would’ve been awesome if when Thanos time traveled to the future he would’ve showed Caps decapitated head, before the fight. And you would’ve seen all of the avengers reactions and that causes a huge battle.

  • Dean Frost
    Dean Frost 21 day ago


    Captain America is my favorite Avenger!! I made a Captain America Tribute "Super Soldier". If you guys have a second, please check it out. Let me know what you think!!

  • lightning9
    lightning9 21 day ago

    That de-cap-itation would not have been a good situation..

  • Agramen
    Agramen 22 days ago

    Wouldn’t 2014 thanos get destroyed by the very much still alive Odin, dwelling on earth?

    • Thanos
      Thanos 6 days ago

      That is if he is involved,and Odin was slowly weakening as he was away from Asgard and was mourning and constantly using his life force to keep Hela at bay

  • Maiulz -
    Maiulz - 22 days ago

    I wish they had done the scene. Cap had way too much screen time in the movie

  • HosteeneX
    HosteeneX 22 days ago

    I'm not the biggest fan of cap, but that would have been too much... still kinda want to see it tho

  • Urayoan Ruiz
    Urayoan Ruiz 22 days ago

    So thats the concept art of Thanos wearing his full armor and his double edge sword and walking down the streets of NY ready to kill some avengers.

  • Chris Guzman
    Chris Guzman 22 days ago

    Instead of Cap they could have chopped 2014 Thor's head off in a head for an head situation since Thor took Thanos' head off in the first act

  • Joe Harris
    Joe Harris 22 days ago

    Would have been badass for real tho

  • Sahil Khan
    Sahil Khan 23 days ago +1

    Good, I really didnt like him anyways

  • suckerp991
    suckerp991 23 days ago +1

    They were gonna chop his head off!?! Hell no what disrespect!

  • Creambud
    Creambud 23 days ago

    Who wouldn’t have wanted to see this happen? That would’ve been so hype!

  • Mathilda
    Mathilda 23 days ago

    It definitely would’ve been cool for the shock factor, but then we wouldn’t have gotten that ending.

  • Shakira Fernando
    Shakira Fernando 23 days ago

    Hei, I like avengers Endgame movie

    RED RANDY XZ 23 days ago


  • Sikes Yike
    Sikes Yike 24 days ago +1

    He actually was going to kill the knocked out 2012. Cap

  • don bod
    don bod 24 days ago

    That would have been crazy... Would have kept the whole theme of balance in play

  • Truth Told
    Truth Told 24 days ago

    glad you put English subtitles on your video since we can't understand what your ignorant stubborn voice is saying English twat, by the Marvel is American....they speak correct English NOt twat English your speaking

  • Giovanna Fransesca
    Giovanna Fransesca 24 days ago +1

    I honestly thought the Russo’s thought process of creating the movies are to go to the internet, check on fan theories, and do the opposite of everything we theorized and since everyone theorized that Cap is gonna die, they change the plot into Cap retiring.. 🤣🤣🤣

  • Matt Garcia
    Matt Garcia 24 days ago

    They forgot kids watch this

  • Rohan Sengupta
    Rohan Sengupta 24 days ago

    Thanos didn't go for Cap's head

  • Space IsCool
    Space IsCool 24 days ago

    Probably one of the fake scripts.

  • 태선우TaeSunWoo
    태선우TaeSunWoo 24 days ago +2

    Looper still has fuel left I see

  • Edmund Ng
    Edmund Ng 24 days ago

  • Amanda Chidiac
    Amanda Chidiac 24 days ago

    Yes I agree that showing a decapitated Cpt. America would have definitely been too controversial for an MCU Super Hero Film, and just plain shocking to show general. It's a good thing that they completely changed their minds on that one idea...Because honestly "Avengers Endgame" and the MCU are a Super Hero Movie Franchise aimed at audiences of all ages, And is not some Brutal High-Impact Blood Violence out of "Game Of Thrones" and other Extremely Violent Franchises.
    Personally I'm not a fan of the character of 'Cpt. America' but I think that if they wanted to kill his character off alongside that of 'Iron-Man'...Then they should have thought of other ideas to kill off 'Cpt. America' , if they were originally thinking of doing so for "Avengers Endgame".

  • Tyler Waits
    Tyler Waits 25 days ago

    Cap is my favorite hero but I wish that we could see what that would’ve been even if it’s not canon.

  • The King of Nerds
    The King of Nerds 25 days ago +1

    That would've been beautiful!👍🏾
    "fans already had enough reasons to cry?"
    Who watches these movies, *weenies!?*

  • Just Your Average Gamer
    Just Your Average Gamer 25 days ago +2

    Oh I got one!
    Breaking news: EA is making a marvel game.
    “Mister Stark I don’t feel so good”😀

  • Autistic Alcoholic
    Autistic Alcoholic 25 days ago

    I really hope theirs an extended version coming out! The longer the better!

  • Dolemite Izmynam
    Dolemite Izmynam 25 days ago

    Game of thrones writers, would've went for it

  • mAko
    mAko 25 days ago


  • onzyify
    onzyify 25 days ago

    But it's disney

  • Riley Bauman
    Riley Bauman 25 days ago

    Kinda sad that didn't happen lol

  • ‘MuricanEagle
    ‘MuricanEagle 25 days ago

    I would’ve killed myself if that’s what happened, but I would’ve waited until movie ends to do so (I really wouldn’t though)
    As a rational Cap fan I would like it say that I know there would probably be that one fan that would probably be like “THIS IS FOR STEVE” as they attack Josh Brolin if this scene were in the movie.

  • delighton ailende
    delighton ailende 25 days ago

    No offense! X Men 3 ain't got nothing on Avengers Endgame......

  • Kimberly Wildman
    Kimberly Wildman 25 days ago

    I taught a Army give hemmings endgame routh Best black panther
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  • Joseph Farhat
    Joseph Farhat 25 days ago

    I think the Russo Brothers should have kept with their original idea. Yes it would have been quote-unquote graphic but that was the whole point of the infinity War bad things happen it's not all sunshine and bunnies

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 25 days ago

    Another idea stolen from Zack Snyder

  • lilpeepboy 47
    lilpeepboy 47 25 days ago

    Marvel fans would not have been able to process that they would be devastated

  • Guilherme Freitas
    Guilherme Freitas 25 days ago

    like a soccer ball??? you're british aren't you?

  • Lil Susano'o
    Lil Susano'o 25 days ago

    This beat Avatar good Stan Lee we Won

    SUGAH BUM MCGEE 25 days ago +1

    I thought with avenger ending watch doodo will stop with these bullcrap

  • Baerz
    Baerz 25 days ago

    If they permanently killed off captain America and hawk eye I would buy the hard copies...

  • Niara R
    Niara R 25 days ago

    I saw a video clip on instagram where thanos squeezed captain America's throat and he fainted (as if he died)

  • JustJosh-_-03
    JustJosh-_-03 25 days ago

    Is this Dexter Manning?

  • Jesse ybarra
    Jesse ybarra 25 days ago

    You know what I don't understand...gamora was brought back even after she was sacrificed for the soul stone yet black widow can't be. It makes no sense

    • Thanos
      Thanos 25 days ago

      Gamora wasn't,it was 2014 version and BW 2014 being brought will create an alternate reality

  • Danny Madrid
    Danny Madrid 25 days ago

    Will they ever like release that scene?

  • Ilusionz King
    Ilusionz King 26 days ago

    If they added that scene they could add the moment we’re captain America says in the comics about at least one person stands then he will never win

  • yarlehnowz
    yarlehnowz 26 days ago +1

    Yeah sorry these are super heroes, not game of thrones. Good call. Endgame is perfect as is.