An alternate look at Tony Stark’s played by Robert Downey Jr. funeral in Avengers: Endgame has been revealed. It’s been more than two years since Joe and Anthony Russo wrapped up the Infinity Saga with their 2019 Marvel Studios film. The film also marked the end of the road for some of the MCU’s founding heroes, including its inaugural one – Iron Man.
Five years after Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) devastating snap in Avengers: Infinity War, the surviving Avengers re-assembled when the idea of the time heist came about. Tony was aware of the plan, afraid that trying to undo the snap would cost him the family that he found since the Mad Titan’s devastating destruction. But, unable to sit back and let his teammates figure things out, especially when he was able to easily crack how to do time travel safely. So, he eventually suited back up. Little did he know, it would be his final mission as he would willingly give up his life for the greater good.
Endgame ended with a miserable funeral service for Iron Man in the lake house that he shared with Pepper Potts (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) and their daughter, Morgan (Lexi Rabe). Almost every single MCU character was in attendance.
On Tuesday, a Reddit user u/bhadabhagni reveals an alternate look at the funeral scene.
This scene was filmed around the same time Marvel Studios’ 10th-anniversary photo was taken, which made it easier to assemble all these stars in one location. One giveaway that this wasn’t the version of the scene that made it on the big screen is that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is standing all the way over by the dock.
In the movie, the former Shield director appeared last, only staying on the cabin’s porch. It’s also interesting to wonder who that fully CGI character was standing on the far righthand side of the photograph. Over the years, those who were on the set for this Endgame scene have revealed their respective stories about filming that day. But arguably the most interesting anecdote came from Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, who was told that it was supposed to be a wedding sequence.
This moment in Avengers: Endgame had two primary reasons. Firstly, to see the MCU heroes paying tribute to Tony for his sacrifice. Secondly, it was MCUs’ way to highlight how big the franchise has become since starting it in 2008, with many talents joining it in the last 10 years.