"We thought it was way too aggressive"

The Russo Brothers rejected Kevin Feige's original Avengers: Endgame pitch for being too brutal

(Image credit: Disney / Marvel)

The Russo brothers have revealed that they rejected Kevin Feige’s original Avengers: Endgame pitch because he wanted to kill off all six original members of the superhero team.

“Kevin did actually pitch at one point taking all the OGs off the board,” Joe Russo told the Happy Sad Confused podcast (opens in new tab). “We thought it was way too aggressive and that the audience wouldn’t be able to process it, and that in fact picking one or two characters to make sacrifices throughout the movie might give you moments throughout the film where the action could stop and you could have emotional catharsis and then continue with the narrative and then have more emotional catharsis.”

“That was early days,” Anthony Russo added. “It wasn’t like there was ever a script or anything that had that in it.”

Of course, only two of the original Avengers actually died in Endgame: Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), who fell to her death, and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who died in battle. The other four Avengers, Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) all made it out in one piece. 

The Avengers are set to return in two movies – Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars – but we’ll have to wait until 2025. These two movies will form part of Marvel Phase 6.

Next up for Marvel, though, is She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which debuts on Disney Plus on August 18. In the meantime, check out our guide to all the upcoming Marvel movies on the horizon – in 2022, and (far, far) beyond. 

TECH NEWS RELATED

Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer to headline big Call of Duty September event

Call of Duty Next is a new event unveiling the "imminent future" of the franchise

View more: Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer to headline big Call of Duty September event

New Fatal Fury Game Announced; The King of Fighters XV Reveals Team Samurai & More

Today during the grand finals of the King of Fighters XV tournament at EVO 2022, SNK announced the fourth team coming within Team Pass 2 and much more. The new team was announced by chief producer Yasuyuki Oda and it’s Team Samurai, bringing forth three characters from Samurai Shodown. The ...

View more: New Fatal Fury Game Announced; The King of Fighters XV Reveals Team Samurai & More

Full Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Reveal Coming Next Month

On Sept. 15, a “franchise showcase” livestream will be held called Call of Duty: Next. This promises to be a big event with plenty of new info shared regarding upcoming Call of Duty properties. You can expect the following from Call of Duty: Next, as given in a tweet: ...

View more: Full Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Reveal Coming Next Month

EVO 2022: SNK Announces Development of New Fatal Fury Game

The title will be the franchise's first new entry since 1999.

View more: EVO 2022: SNK Announces Development of New Fatal Fury Game

When is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II's open beta?

We have the answer to that and the first look at the new Formula 1 map right here.

View more: When is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II's open beta?

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Reveal Happening at Call of Duty: Next

The showcase event for the military shooter is scheduled to take place on Sept. 15.

View more: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Reveal Happening at Call of Duty: Next

Go listen to the first-ever gaming concert at the BBC Proms, a landmark event

Founded in 1895, the BBC Proms are one of the most significant series in the world of classical music.

View more: Go listen to the first-ever gaming concert at the BBC Proms, a landmark event

Dragon Ball FighterZ Getting PS5, Xbox Series X|S Versions, & Rollback Netcode

During the celebrations for EVO 2022 Bandai Namco revealed news about its popular fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with a release date not yet announced. Upgrade will also be offered for free to those who have the PS4 and ...

View more: Dragon Ball FighterZ Getting PS5, Xbox Series X|S Versions, & Rollback Netcode

Modern Warfare 2 beta dates confirmed

House of the Dragon: Matt Smith Thinks There Are Too Many Sex Scenes

Core i9-13900K breaks 40K points in Cinebench R23 with unlimited power and 5.8 GHz clock

Cyberpunk 2077 mod adds teleporting, bullet deflects to time dilation

First MultiVersus tournament ends in $10k upset as underdogs break Bugs/Velma meta

Best Chili Pepper Cookie Toppings Build in Cookie Run Kingdom

Chromatic Souls: AFK Raid Releases New World Boss Update

Melty Blood: Type Lumina Reveals Extensive Upcoming Updates at EVO 2022

Best Herb Cookie Toppings Build in Cookie Run Kingdom

MultiVersus adding Ranked and Arcade modes in Season 1

Granblue Fantasy Relink Is “At the Peak of Development;” New Glimpse of Gameplay Revealed

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 Review (Switch eShop)

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News