You all remember that hit Netflix series '13 Reasons Why', and their lead actress Kathrine Langford, right? Well then you may also remember last October that it was said that Langford had been casted in a major role in Avengers: Endgame. It was also true. The only issue is her scene had been cut and not for the reasons you may all think.
With a complete running time of 3 hours and 58 seconds its not too far fetch to think that hey, maybe most scenes just hit the cutting board, but that wasn't the case here at all. Fans walked out if theaters scratching their heads wondering why the they never caught a glimpse of the 13 Reasons star's character, when in fact we did. A very young Morgan Stark!
Langford was set to star as Tony's teenage daughter. uhh, yup. We'll let the Russos explain the rest:
The Russo Brothers has a chance to speak with Josh Horowitz on the HappySadConfused podcast (via /Film), and revealed that Langford did have a major scene in Avengers: Endgame, but the scene ended up being cut. Who did she play? None other than the teenaged version of Tony Stark’s daughter, Morgan. Yes indeed, the Russo brothers shot a sequence in which Tony was jolted to the metaphysical world after he snapped the gauntlet, just like Thanos, where he encountered the teenaged version of his daughter. Joe Russo said:
“There was an idea that we had that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers. And that there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station.”
Joe Russo went on to say the idea was that Tony received a semblance of solace after his sacrifice, that everything would be OK:
“The intention was that his future daughter, because these films are dealing with magic, his future daughter forgave him and sort of gave him peace to go. And the idea felt resonant. But it was just too many ideas in an overly complicated movie.”
Unfortunately, since the scene starred a new actress in the role of Tony’s daughter, test audiences were just confused. Anthony Russo explained:
“What we realized about it was we didn’t feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. So it wasn’t ringing to us and resonating with us on an emotional level.”
Therefore, the scene was completely cut from the film. Not a bad idea considering with all the time and reality jumping, the film was already confusing enough.
We just hope that said scene makes makes its way to home video along with extra bonus features, but only time will tell.
What do you think? Was cutting that particular scene a smart move or would you have like to see Tony’s grown up daughter utter the words “I love 3000”? Let is know CritiX!