Avengers: Infinity War had a pretty horrifying ending when Thanos halved the strength of the superheroes (and the rest of the universe) with the snap. Now, screenwriter Stephen McFeely, who wrote the movie’s script with Christopher Markus, reveals that initially the snap was supposed to happen in Avengers: Endgame.
McFeely said, “We had so many stories in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn’t do The Snap until the end of act one of Endgame.”
If that had happened then it would probably have ended with another cliffhanger. But it would not have had the same impact, not anywhere near, what Avengers: Infinity War had.
Avengers: Infinity War was the first part of the two film conclusion of the Thanos storyline (that Kevin Feige has dubbed the Infinity Saga) that began in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr starrer Iron Man. Save for a couple, almost all the major superheroes came together to stop Thanos and his plan to obliterate half of the universe’s life.
We see this. Maria updates Nick with the latest intel. No trace of Tony. Then, she gets an alert (undoubtedly from SHIELD’s ops center) that the Mad Titan’s fleet of ships were only just then entering the atmosphere over Wakanda – to start the attack on Wakanda. Larger ships (which we saw) and larger energy signatures from the readings of those ships. There was no second wave of ships. Just the initial massive landing. How could the ‘dustings’ from that scene happen an hour (or more) before the Snap?
Answer: only if the dustings started before the Snap and were not simultaneous. So that phenomenon had to have been from something else occurring, entirely.
The theory suggests that beating Thanos is only possible by not interfering with his original plan and making sure he has all the Infinity Stones at his disposal. But those stones all come from different universes and they won’t work exactly as advertised when used together. The real ones are with the Avengers. Meanwhile, the fake stones do have certain powers, but they’re nothing like the real ones.
The film starred Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson among others. Previously, Avengers 3 and 4 were titled Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. Avengers: Endgame is expected to resolve the Thanos storyline and set up the future slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. It releases on April 26.
Thanos’ snap was being saved for Avenger’s End game.