“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”
Warning: Spoilers follow for Avengers: Infinity War.
The Thanos snap that wiped out half of all life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War was originally discussed for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame in early drafts.
In a new interview with Empire magazine, co-writer Stephen McFeely revealed that early on in the writing process, the original placement of the snap was going to take place after Avengers: Infinity War.
“We had so much story in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn’t do The Snap until the end of act one of Endgame,” McFeely told Empire.
When the decision was made to have the snap occur in Avengers: Infinity War, Head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said it was an ending they had planned for years.
“We talked about that ending for years and years and years. It was the reason to adapt Infinity Gauntlet,” Feige said. “What was the most shocking thing we could do? End the movie with The Snap.”
Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters on April 26, 2019.
For more on Endgame, check out our breakdown of the latest trailer, the five secrets hidden in the new poster, and find out where all of the main MCU heroes are following the snap.
Michael Domanico is a freelance writer. Follow him on Twitter.