‘Avengers: Endgame’ Early Script Had Nebula Die Using The Infinity Gauntlet

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In an earlier draft of the script for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, Karen Gillan’s Nebula wielded the Infinity Gauntlet during the climax of the film.

In the upcoming book Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame – The Art of the Movie, concept art of the past version of Nebula is shown wielding the Infinity Gauntlet in front of Rocket. A snippet from the Avengers: Endgame art book revealed early plans for this version of Nebula wielding the Infinity Gauntlet:

“While the Nebula from the past was killed by her future self in Avengers: Endgame, her demise was scripted a lot differently in another version. In that draft, she was able to intercept the Stark gauntlet during the massive game of keepaway in the film’s final battle. Wanting to prove to her father Thanos that she is a capable and strong warrior, Nebula tries to use the glove herself– a nod to the 1991 comic book series Infinity Gauntlet, written by Jim Starlin. This Nebula learns she is not powerful enough to use the Stones and survive.”

In Avengers: Endgame, the surviving members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and other allies including Nebula and Rocket of the Guardians of the Galaxy assemble for a “Time Heist” using the Quantum Realm in order to retrieve the Stones needed for Tony Stark’s Infinity Gauntlet. Nebula travels back to the planet Morag in 2014 with War Machine to retrieve the Power Stone. Unfortunately for Nebula, the 2014 version of herself switches places with her when she travels back to present day. In the final version of the film, present day Nebula kills her past self right before the epic battle with Thanos and his army.

Tony Stark ended up being the one to wield the Infinity Gauntlet to defeat Thanos and his army. His heroic act ended up killing him in the process, given the amount of cosmic power that the stones possess.

What do you think of this version of the story? Would it have made sense for 2014 Nebula to use the Infinity Gauntlet as a means to impress her father Thanos? Do you prefer the final version of the script? Sound off in the comments below.

Karen Gillan was last seen as Nebula in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the synopsis:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

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