Katherine Langford’s ENTIRE Character Was Cut From Avengers: Endgame
This article contains mild spoilers/spoilery discussion around Avengers: Endgame.
Actress Katherine Langford - star of controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why - filmed scenes for Avengers: Endgame which didn’t make the final cut.
Her role as an older version of Iron Man's daughter reportedly didn't rate all that well with test audiences.
She was reported to have been tapped for a secret role in the new Marvel blockbuster last year, but when the Avengers: Infinity War sequel opened in theatres last month she was no longer part of the lineup.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have since opened up about why she was axed from the movie.
In an interview with MTV they revealed Langford had been cast as an older version of Morgan Stark - the daughter of Robert Downey Jr.'s character Tony Stark/Iron Man - and was featured in a dream sequence as the superhero faced his death.
The scene would have been similar to one between the villain, Thanos, and his 'adopted' daughter Gamora, played by Josh Brolin and Zoe Saldana respectively, in the previous film.
"There was an idea that Tony was going to go into the metaphysical way station [dream-like state] that Thanos goes in when he snapped his fingers [in Infinity War], and there was going to be a future version of his daughter in that way station," Joe explained on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast.
However, the 23-year-old's scenes had to be cut during post-production: "We showed it to a test audience and it was really confusing for them," he added.
His brother and co-director Anthony Russo continued, "We didn't feel an emotional association with the adult version of his daughter. It wasn't ringing to us. It wasn't resonating to us on an emotional level is why we moved away from it [sic]."
The idea of the sequence was to have Tony's daughter forgive him for sacrificing himself to save others, but Joe explained that "it just was too many ideas in an overcomplicated movie."
Langford has yet to offer up any thoughts on her cancelled appearance, but we're sure it's more about the role than her acting; we've seen 13RW, we know her she has chops.
Image: Instagram / Katherine Langford
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