The Disturbing Captain America Endgame Scene They Cut

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  • 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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  • Looper
    Looper  4 months ago +334

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

  • Blastboy Productions
    Blastboy Productions 16 days ago

    OMG I'm picturing Thanos on the stark tower with his armour helmet and sword and the avengers just arrested Loki you know the final part when Loki says if it's all the same to you id like that drink now and then they turn around and they see a big giant sitting waiting a ton of ships everywhere and tony sees Thanos and gets so terrified he has a panic attach 2014 Cap runs up to Thanos and then Thanos stabbs cap in the arm and he goes arrrghhhh tony tells javis Jarvis who is this guy and then Jarvis says sir he's the one that sent Loki and the army and tony goes oh shit!! Do we have any suits available we can release no sir
    Cap goes what do you want!
    Thanos: I want to send a message to the future avengers this is there message Thanos grabs the sword and flys at cap cap tries to block with the shield and SLICE!!! He chops caps head of and tony goes CAP!!!!!! Thor gets ready to attach he throws the hammer at Thanos and it hits Thanos really hard JARVIS WHO IS THIS GUY!!! sir this is the guy who destroys planets salvation WHO! sir .... Thanos Thor goes thanos? I thought my father killed you and then Thanos slaughters all the avengers and then he blows up stark tower
    Omg tell me what you think of that 😲😲😲

  • Shalim Zamarripa
    Shalim Zamarripa Month ago

    I wish the decapitation happened

  • FaZe Revertz
    FaZe Revertz 2 months ago

    Thor: plays reverse cap throws thanos head
    Thanos: say sike right now
    Deadpool: wow that’s dark you sure this isn’t the dc universe

  • filmsbymeeko
    filmsbymeeko 2 months ago

    Imagine if he threw the head in front of Thor Cap and Iron Man in that one scene where they are watching Thanos in the final battle

  • Galaxy Studios 1062
    Galaxy Studios 1062 2 months ago

    That would’ve been a sick scene

  • dosduros
    dosduros 3 months ago

    What I want to know, is what happened to the old timineline version of captain america (the one on ice) where the endgame captain america traveled back and lived his life with the girl.
    Cus either he killed himself or there should be a young cap somewhere....

  • XR Max
    XR Max 3 months ago

    I actually say a comic with Captain America where he gets decapitated. That scene was so brutal 😬

  • Kureya Seladra
    Kureya Seladra 3 months ago

    They could've easily just made Endgame's ending MUCH BETTER if they let Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and the other avengers die like how they did on the comics before making Tony snap, so it would parallel here, and then revive them with the time stone and realize that the time stone can't revive Tony, that ending would have been JAWDROPPING if it would have happened!

  • Mathis Landart
    Mathis Landart 3 months 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 3 months ago

    I wish dat happened tho smh

  • Gaston Lanteri
    Gaston Lanteri 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Still like the Russo’s?

  • Martin Sanchez
    Martin Sanchez 3 months ago

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

  • DuhItzFlamerGamer
    DuhItzFlamerGamer 3 months ago +2

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

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

  • Anjay Ranjan
    Anjay Ranjan 4 months ago

    Instead they went for the decapitation of thanos

  • Matthew McCrary
    Matthew McCrary 4 months ago

    Should have did it

  • tailedgates9
    tailedgates9 4 months 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 4 months ago

    So happy It didn't happen

  • Brick Tamland
    Brick Tamland 4 months ago

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

  • iiFonallaii inc.
    iiFonallaii inc. 4 months ago

    Oof

  • Edson Senho
    Edson Senho 4 months ago

    That would actually be awesome. I wish they kept that

  • Chavez Santoo
    Chavez Santoo 4 months ago

    I dont know why but this ruined my childhood

  • putmyname ontheinternet?

    they should have.

  • Jr Cruz
    Jr Cruz 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

    Disney would never have allowed it.

  • Kevin Gordon
    Kevin Gordon 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

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

  • Konark Arora
    Konark Arora 4 months 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! 🧐🤔

  • LowTop Videos
    LowTop Videos 4 months ago

    This sounds like zack snyder's weird superhero fantasies

  • A Thom
    A Thom 4 months 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_ 4 months ago

    Low key want to watch that

  • Mathew The Canadian
    Mathew The Canadian 4 months 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

  • Gallifreyan Inquisition
    Gallifreyan Inquisition 4 months ago +1

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

  • LK
    LK 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Hello,

    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 4 months ago

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

  • haridge
    haridge 4 months ago

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

  • Mayonnaiz -
    Mayonnaiz - 4 months ago

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

  • HosteeneX
    HosteeneX 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Would have been badass for real tho

  • Sahil Khan
    Sahil Khan 4 months ago +1

    Good, I really didnt like him anyways

  • suckerp991
    suckerp991 4 months ago +1

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

  • Creambud
    Creambud 4 months ago

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

  • Gigawatt
    Gigawatt 4 months ago

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

  • Shakira Fernando
    Shakira Fernando 4 months ago

    Hei, I like avengers Endgame movie

  • RED RANDY XZ
    RED RANDY XZ 4 months ago

    cool

  • Sikes Yike
    Sikes Yike 4 months ago +1

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

  • don bod
    don bod 4 months ago

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

  • Truth Told
    Truth Told 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

    They forgot kids watch this

  • Rohan Sengupta
    Rohan Sengupta 4 months ago

    Thanos didn't go for Cap's head

  • Space IsCool
    Space IsCool 4 months ago

    Probably one of the fake scripts.

  • 태선우TaeSunWoo
    태선우TaeSunWoo 4 months ago +2

    Looper still has fuel left I see

  • Edmund Ng
    Edmund Ng 4 months ago

    de...de...decapitated?

  • Amanda Chidiac
    Amanda Chidiac 4 months 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 4 months ago

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