Avengers: Endgame had everybody shook when it finally hit cinemas in April. But the people behind the highest-grossing movie of all time* recently revealed that there were plenty more shocks planned that didn't make it to our screens, including a pretty grisly end for Captain America.
The scene in question depicted a 2014 Thanos going to Earth to fight the Avengers while Nebula time travelled to 2023 in order to open the portal for the final battle sequence.
While on Earth, Thanos was meant to not only kill 2014 Captain America but decapitate him too, taking his head through the portal to 2023 where he would mic-drop it in front of present-day Captain America.
While at San Diego Comic-Con, director duo Anthony and Joe Russo revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they "clung" to the scene in question for a long time and only begrudgingly let it go when they realised that it just wasn't working.
Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely clarified that they weren't ever going to kill present-day Captain America; they just planned on "showing living Steve his own head".
But Stephen explained that the concept turned out to be "super confusing", not least because they already had a lot of loose ends to tie up without adding a decapitated Steve Rogers from the past into the mix.
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