Thor's Storyline in AVENGERS: ENDGAME Originally Had Some Different Scenes and Adventures
A big plot point in Thor’s storyline in Avengers: Endgame was when he and Rocket traveled through time to 2013 Asgard to retrieve the reality stone. It was a fun duo, as Rocket is so frank and direct and Thor was really going through some things and needed a touch of tough love at the time. But as it turns out, Thor was originally paired up with a different Avenger. In a recent interview with Fandango, co-writer Stephen McFeely said:
“Our first draft was a version where Tony and Thor go to Asgard, because I like the idea of Tony going, like, in theory going to Asgard and seeing science versus magic, and stuff like that. And then he fought Heimdall, who could of course see him even though Tony had an invisible stealth suit on or something.”
That would have been fun as well. But let’s be honest, it would be fun to see almost any combination of Avengers hanging out showing each other their home planets, introducing them to their families. It would be like MTV’s Cribs for the MCU. But I don’t think that combo would have progressed the story as well. I like where each of them went and with whom.
The writers also thought about having Thor meet up with an old version of himself the way Cap did. Co-writer Christopher Markus revealed:
“We may have at one time had Dark World Thor catch sight of Endgame Thor and go, you know, ‘What the hell happened?’ But it got too complex and it distracted from things.”
This would have been fun solely because it would have been the opposite of the Captain America scene, where Caps past and present were so perfectly matched. It would have been hilarious when past Thor took a look at future Thor and thought, “What the hell happened to me?!” But again, I believe the movie made all the right choices and we saw all the scenes progress just right. The film had a perfect amount of humor, and anything else would have just stretched out the movie to an even longer runtime for no good reason.
Are there any changes that you would have liked to see the originals of, or did you think the movie was good as is?