The Russo Brothers Never Seriously Considered Saving Thanos’ Snap For ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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Heroic Hollywood Editor-In-Chief Umberto Gonzalez recently sat down with Avengers: Endgame co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and the two filmmakers discussed previous reports about the Thanos snap originally being saved for the sequel to Infinity War.

Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos successfully using the Infinity Stones to eradicate half of the population in the universe, but co-writer Stephen McFeely previously revealed the infamous snap was going to be saved for the end of Endgame‘s first act in early drafts of the script. However, co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo revealed they only toyed with the idea of saving the Thanos snap for the beginning of Endgame:

“It was always in, at the end of Infinity War. We toyed with it at one point of maybe moving it to the beginning of End Game. But we … It was really just a function of where do we break.”

The Russo Brothers added that they never seriously considered using the snap for any time other than the conclusion of Infinity War:

“But I think, we never took it that seriously because we were committed to making it happened at the end of Infinity War.”

Are you glad the filmmakers opted to use the Thanos snap at the end of Infinity War? Let us know below!

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 will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.

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