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    21 Scrapped Marvel Cinematic Universe Plot Lines That Would've Been Totally Wild If They'd Actually Happened

    Wanda Maximoff was originally going to survive Thanos's snap.

    🚨Warning: There are some MASSIVE spoilers ahead for the MCU movies — yes, including Black Widow — and TV shows!🚨

    1. First, in Avengers: Endgame, there was originally going to be a storyline where Thanos went back and killed the Avengers in 2014, and then in 2023 he kept Captain America's severed head as a prize.

    Thanos telling Steve, "What I'm about to do to your stubborn, annoying little planet, I'm gonna enjoy it"

    2. Avengers: Age of Ultron nearly featured Pietro surviving Ultron's attack in Sokovia and becoming an Avenger alongside Wanda — in fact, Aaron Taylor-Johnson filmed two alternate scenes.

    Pietro saying, "You didn't see that coming"

    3. The Black Widow post-credits scene, which features Yelena whistling at Natasha's grave, almost included us hearing a whistle back.

    Yelena whistling at Natasha's grave

    4. In WandaVision, there was originally going to be an episode about Wanda's work-life balance in the style of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    Wanda repeating, "I'm fine"

    5. Also, the WandaVision series finale was going to include a storyline where Darcy, Monica, Billy, and Tommy team up in Agatha's basement to fight Señor Scratchy, who turned into a demon.

    Vision telling the boys he and Wanda didn't prepare them for a fight, but Wanda assuring them they were "born for it"

    6. In Thor: Ragnarok, there was originally going to be a quick scene where we see a woman leaving Valkyrie's bedroom, thus confirming her bisexuality on screen.

    Valkyrie trying to grab one of her fellow Valkyrie as she's stabbed

    7. The writers toyed with a scene where after Hulk uses the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame, he would've appeared in the Soulworld and Bruce Banner and Hulk would've talked face-to-face.

    Hulk wielding the Infinity Gauntlet

    8. In Avengers: Endgame, Natasha almost had a storyline that focused on her running an organization in DC that was in charge of taking care of children who were orphaned after The Blip.

    Natasha crying

    9. The Spider-Man: Far From Home writers played with the idea of Peter revealing his own identity during the final battle in order to defeat Mysterio, instead of being surprised when Mysterio did it in the post-credits scene.

    Mysterio saying, "Spider-Man's name is Peter Parker"

    10. Black Panther was supposed to feature a scene where Okoye and W'Kabi talk about their plan to have children and the future of Wakanda.

    Okoye telling W'Kabi, "For Wakanda? Without question"

    11. Avengers: Endgame almost featured a post-credits scene where Wanda finds Vision's body in a morgue after she returns from being dusted by Thanos. Of course, a similar moment happens in WandaVision.

    Wanda repeating, "I can't feel you"

    12. During the early drafts of the Avengers: Endgame script, there was a storyline that involved Wanda, who was actually going to survive Thanos's snap, going on a road trip with Rocket to find an Infinity Stone.

    Vision telling Wanda, "It's all right. You could never hurt me. I just feel you"

    13. Avengers: Age of Ultron nearly featured the introduction of Captain Marvel during the final scene at the Avengers compound.

    Steve and Natasha looking at Wanda, Vision, Rhodey, and Sam

    14. There was a version of Avengers: Infinity War that actually involved Spider-Man and Sam Wilson swapping places — basically, Spider-Man didn't go to space, but Sam did.

    Peter clinging to Tony and saying, "I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go, sir. Please"

    15. During the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series finale, there was going to be a reference to Avengers: Infinity War that would've explained that these characters weren't affected by Thanos's snap because they were on a different timeline.

    Thanos snapping his fingers vs. Coulson and his team talking

    16. Originally, Avengers: Endgame included a scene with Tony visiting the Soulworld after snapping away Thanos, and he would've had a conversation with an older version of Morgan, who was played by Katherine Langford.

    Morgan telling Tony "I love You" in the Soulword and Tony saying, "I love you 3,000"

    17. Doctor Strange was going to include a flashback scene where we saw Donna, Stephen's sister, dying when they were younger.

    Stephen and Christine talking in a hospital

    18. The Avengers nearly had a scene where Steve and Peggy, in present day, discuss him leaving and missing their dance at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

    An older Peggy telling Steve, "I have lived a life. My only regret is that you didn't get to live yours"

    19. In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela was supposed to be the one to kill Odin, instead of us seeing him die peacefully surrounded by Thor and Loki.

    Odin saying, "Remember this place. Home" and Hela saying, "So he's gone. That's a shame. I would've liked to have seen that"

    20. An original idea for Avengers: Infinity War included Doctor Strange sending Thanos through a mindscape — like the Ancient One did to Doctor Strange — and he would've had to face the Living Tribunal.

    Stephen traveling through the multiverse and a close-up on the Living Tribunal's statue head

    21. And finally, the "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" montage at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy almost featured a moment with Grandpa Quill looking up at the stars.

    Peter Quill listening to the song vs. Grandpa Quill talking to a young Peter