While MCU fans continue to wait for the franchise’s glorious return to theaters in July, an important anniversary is here, bringing with is a cause for celebration worldwide.
Two years ago today, Marvel Studios released its most ambitious movie to date in Avengers: Endgame, which brought nearly every character in MCU history together into one epic adventure. The results were overwhelmingly positive as the film not only received great reviews but broke box office records seemingly by the day.
Endgame shattered the mark for best opening weekend ever at over $1.2 billion, and at its peak, it became the highest-grossing movie ever at nearly $2.8 billion. While Avatar recently reclaimed the latter title, the MCU’s 22nd film still holds a place in the franchise as one of the most memorable and exciting stories ever told.
Fans and filmmakers alike have shared their love for the film all day; most recently, the biggest star of Endgame himself shared his own memories from filming…
RDJ CELEBRATES ENDGAME ANNIVERSARY
Marvel Cinematic Universe icon Robert Downey, Jr. took to Twitter to celebrate the two-year release anniversary of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame.
Downey posted a behind-the-scenes video of himself shooting the deleted "Soul World" scene from the movie after Tony Stark snapped his fingers and met a grown-up Morgan Stark, played by Katherine Langford.
The full video can be seen in the tweet below:
Downey and Langford's deleted scene can be seen here:
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Robert Downey, Jr.'s time playing Iron Man in the MCU may likely have come to an end after Endgame, but it's undeniable that he still holds his time with the franchise as a cherished memory.
The scene he posted on social media was originally meant to serve as a mirror image to Thanos' Soul World moment in Avengers: Infinity War. In this scene, he briefly talked to a younger version of his daughter, Gamora, after snapping with the Infinity Gauntlet, wiping out half of all life in the universe.
While directors Joe and Anthony Russo decided to cut this scene for pacing purposes, it's still talked about as one of the most impactful deleted scenes in MCU history. Katherine Langford's grown-up Morgan Stark helped her father accept that he made the right decision to sacrifice himself, and it helped give the billionaire some much-needed closure as he took Thanos and his army down.
The penultimate movie of the Infinity Saga still finds a way to bring exciting news two years after its debut. Even with Phase 4's blockbuster films returning to theaters in just over two months, it will likely be a long time before Marvel Studios brings a film with the same magnitude as the fourth team-up for Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Avengers: Endgame is available to stream on Disney+.