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Avengers: Endgame Deleted Scene Hints at Thanos’ Return

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Since the release of Disney Plus, Marvel fans have been enjoying unearthing a lot of fun content. In particular, a tonne of deleted scenes for Avengers: Endgame have been uploaded.

Most of them are quirky moments or alternate takes on a particular scene. It’s not hard to see why some of them were cut. However, one scene that has surfaced actually hints at a return for Josh Brolin’s evil villain, Thanos.

The scene is an alternative version of the conversation between Hulk and the Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton.

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In the original scene, the Ancient One explains all the Infinity Stones have to be returned to the exact moment they were taken. The fallout if this didn’t happen would be a load of alternate realities and timelines.

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In the deleted version of the scene, the Ancient One expands on her explanation. She tells the Hulk she once even used the Time Stone to see the future beyond her death.

She explains how Thanos’ original snap, which destroyed half of all life, never actually killed anyone. Instead, Thanos simply willed them out of existence. This is the difference between their resurrection. If Thanos had actually killed them, they would be gone forever.

It explains why the Hulk couldn’t bring Natasha back into existence. Quite simply, she was dead.

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Unfortunately for the Avengers, it also suggests something much worse. When Tony snapped Thanos and his army out of existence, it only means they too have been willed out of existence. If someone were to replicate the Avengers’ Time Heist, Thanos and his army could easily be brought back.

Although it’s definitely too early for Thanos to return, it’s interesting to note the writers have left themselves an opportunity to resurrect him.

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In regards to the near future of the MCU, Black Widow is set to kick off Phase 4 this year. The current synopsis reads:

‘At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.’

Source: The Independent 

Written by Oliver Swift

Oliver is a London-based writer who contributes to FandomWire, Animated Times, the Curzon Blog and Ollywood Reviews. His favourite superhero is Hawkeye and his favourite superhero movie is 'The Lego Batman Movie'.

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