Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron had everyone in anticipation and expecting to get a first look at Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three’s new character(s), but that didn’t happen.
Instead we got a glimpse at Captain America & Black Widow preparing to train new recruits: James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine, Sam Wilson / Falcon & Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Vision, when the original Avengers are scattered.
But that wasn’t how the movie was intended to end. At a recent Q&A, Marvel Studios’ senior vice president of production and development, Jeremy Latcham revealed that the original ending was set to give us a first look at Phase Three’s new character(s).
He said, “In really early development there was a notion of there’d be a ton of new people.
And then it was like, ‘Well we haven’t really introduced them, we don’t know where they’re gonna come from,’ and Joss [Whedon] kind of did not love that idea.
It was an early discussion, and then that kind of became just Captain Marvel, and then that felt weird just to have one new person.”
Although Whedon revealed that Captain Marvel was set to make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that didn’t happen.
Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige goes on to give us a little more details about the original ending, pointing out the subtextual issue with Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s dialogue: “The subtext was, what does Cap say, ‘They’re not the ’27 Yankees’—well if Captain Marvel is there, what are we saying about her?
It needed to be [that] certainly Wanda and Vision, I think to a lesser extent Falcon and Rhodey need to learn what it means to be a team, even the most dysfunctional team in history.”
Feige wanted the movie to end with new recruits learning how to be a team and adding in Captain Marvel to mix would confuse that message.
Regardless, Captain Marvel is getting her own solo film on July 6, 2018 and we will get to see the new Avengers assembled in May 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
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