Movies & TV

Avengers: Endgame Directors Share Details Of Cut Black Widow Storyline

Perhaps in another timeline.
IMAGE Marvel
Comments

Note: This article contains mild spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.

Despite being nearly three hours long, not every idea could make its way into Avengers: Endgame – even if the cast were given additional scenes in their scripts to prevent them from dropping spoilers.

One idea in particular that didn't make it into the film concerned Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and her role in the Avengers, after the five-year time jump.

In a recent interview on the Slate podcast The Gist, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that, in an early draft of the film, they initially had Black Widow taking care of orphaned children instead of running the superhero organisation.

IMAGE: Marvel
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"One thing that we talked about a lot – and I thought was really profound, but it was almost too large of an idea for us to wrangle, but we did try for a while – the idea that one-quarter of all children have no parents," said Anthony.

Joe added: "Assuming you started with two parents. So that's a lot of global orphans. Just the staggering number of that. I believe at one point really early in development, Black Widow was actually leading the organisation in D.C. that was in charge of orphans, basically.

"That was what she was heading up five years later. But yes, it's fascinating when you start running it down."

Avengers: Endgame is out now.

From: Digital Spy

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Chris Edwards
View Other Articles From Chris Edwards
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
He's been making the rounds of some of the city's favorite restaurants.
 
Share
Just try to count all the diamonds in this exceptional timepiece.
 
Share
The actor passed away at age 41.
 
Share
The recent news of the kidnapping incident in Makati has us all on edge. Here are some tips that might keep us safe.
 
Share
It will be the largest drone delivery system in the Asia Pacific region.
 
Share
Dating back to its origins as a humble clockmaker in the 1850s, Timex has built a name for itself as one of the most enduring, reliable, ubiquitous, and, best of all, affordable watch producers around. Here are some of its best models that will take you through a variety of outfits and occasions.
 
Share
CEO Rhiza Pascua talks about growing her company, exactly how ticket prices are set and what’s next for MMI Live.
 
Share
He's due to release a powerful film, "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet."
 
Share
There are so many Chinese restaurants in the Metro. These are the ones you need to sniff out.
 
Share
People generate their own misinformation, study finds.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us