Marvel Retcons New Scene into Avengers: Endgame
Marvel Studios has recently added a new post-credit scene to the 2019 superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame. The scene features the iconic character, Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, in a humorous exchange with a group of firefighters. This additional scene was not included in the original theatrical release of the film but has been added to the movie on Disney+.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for its massive crossover events, where superheroes from different franchises come together to fight a common enemy. Fans have always craved more interactions between their favorite MCU heroes, and Avengers: Endgame was a pinnacle of such crossovers. With Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe seeing very limited interactions between characters, this new post-credit scene provides an exciting opportunity for fans to see even more new interactions in this beloved movie. This addition to the movie has created quite a buzz among fans and has left them eagerly anticipating more surprises and crossovers in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scott Lang Offers Extended Conversation With Natasha and Steve
The new Marvel book Look Out for The Little Guy, written by Scott Lang himself, offers readers an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into the events of Avengers: Endgame. One of the most intriguing additions to the book is a previously undisclosed conversation between Scott Lang, Captain America, and Black Widow. In the movie, Scott briefly explains the Quantum Realm to his fellow Avengers while munching on a sandwich. However, the book reveals that the trio actually had an extended discussion about the topic before Scott’s sandwich break. This new revelation provides more context to the events of Endgame, giving readers a more complete understanding of the trio’s reunion and the critical role the Quantum Realm played in the movie’s plot.
The conversation starts with silence, and Natasha initiates by asking Scott if he is aware of the Infinity Stones:
Natasha: “You know about the Infinity Stones, right?”
Scott: “Yes. Five stones of extraordinary power.”
Natasha: “Six. So for some time, Thanos has been gathering them all, because whoever has all six in their possession can do enormous damage to the universe.”
It is not entirely clear whether or not Scott has any knowledge about the Infinity Stones, but it is highly speculated that he may have been informed about the current situation on Earth by his daughter Cassie. Upon hearing Black Widow’s explanation, Scott expresses his confusion regarding the matter, but fortunately, Captain America steps in to provide further clarification and help him better understand the situation:
Scott: “Which explains the… missing people?”
Steve: “That maniac took out half of all life. Not just on Earth. In the universe.”
Natasha: “Thanos apparently decided that the universe can’t support so much life, so he was going to cull the whole thing down to size.”
Scott: “So, he… actually managed to get all six Stones?”
Steve: “From everywhere. He beat down Thor and the Hulk to get one. He even somehow got one from Doctor Strange!”
Natasha reveals that “it gets even worse,” shedding light on the severity of the situation:
Natasha: “It gets even worse. What he was willing to do to get them. He killed most of the Asgardians who’d just barely escaped Ragnarok. He tortured one daughter and sacrificed another. He ripped the Mind Stone right out of Vision’s forehead. Fatally.”
Cap: “We tried to stop Thanos. We made a massive last stand in Wakanda. An incredible effort, even by our standards. Managed to pick off some of his generals. But we didn’t…”
Cap’s words fade out, and Scott observes the immense pain within Steve Rogers.
Natasha continues the conversation, emphasizing their determination and effort:
Nat: “We fought as hard as we possibly could, as hard as anyone could. And it still wasn’t enough! We lost so many. So many, even before the snap! We—”
Scott: “Sorry, the… what?”
Cap: “Once he obtained the Mind Stone, Thanos gathered all six into a custom-made gauntlet, this special glove that controls them. And then, with all the destructive forces of the universe combined into one place, he just did… this.”
Scott describes Cap demonstrating by snapping his fingers, followed by a deep silence.
After a moment, Scott expresses his bewilderment, asking, “He… snapped his fingers?”
Scott: “He… snapped his fingers? And everyone just went away?”
Natasha: “Half of everyone, but yeah. And we’ve spent the past five years trying to figure out the what, how, and what-hell-do-we-do-now.”
Scott: “How are… I mean, how is everyone… everyone who’s still…?”
Cap: “Thor and Banner both took it pretty hard… We haven’t been in contact, but we know Tony has visited Bruce a few times down in Mexico. Thor, we know he made it—but no one’s seen him since. Last I heard he was holed up in New Asgard.”
As the scene unfolds, we see Scott Lang presenting his seemingly outrageous idea of time travel to the rest of the team. Despite initial skepticism, Lang’s idea ultimately proves to be the key to saving half the universe from utter destruction. This pivotal moment in the film marks a turning point, as the stakes are raised and the heroes are forced to confront the immense challenge before them. The tension is palpable as the team sets out to put Lang’s plan into action, knowing that everything is on the line.
The More Avengers: Endgame, the Better
The interaction between Scott Lang and the Avengers was a defining moment that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will remember for a long time. The extended version of the conversation between Scott, Steve Rogers, and Natasha Romanoff is sure to excite MCU enthusiasts. The fact that Chris Evans’ Captain America is retired, and Black Widow is deceased, makes it highly unlikely that such a scene will ever happen again, making this extended version even more special.
The audience values the deeper story beats where characters confront the weight of the Blip and its consequences. This scene with Scott, Steve, and Natasha perfectly captures this element of storytelling, making it an essential and emotionally resonant moment for many fans.
Looking ahead, the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania predict that Scott Lang will engage with other MCU icons to tackle the new threat of Kang the Conqueror and the Multiverse. Fans are eagerly waiting to see who Scott will confide in first and what the consequences of this new conflict will be.
However, fans hope that Scott won’t miss out on any significant portions of the upcoming universal conflict, as he did during Thanos’ crusade. The stakes are higher than ever before, and fans are excited to see how Scott will play a vital role in the MCU’s future.
Both Quantumania and Avengers: Endgame are currently available for streaming on Disney+.