Marvel Studios has become a household name for the biggest and highest-grossing films of all time. The industry feeds on inspiration and with this comes a whole load of responsibility to make certain creative decisions for all of their projects. In every movie, there are hundreds of hours of brainstorming.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) rests on these creative decisions and each simple choice leads to the next big thing. More often than not, changes are made even after the scripts are done. And sometimes, these improvisations turn out better than the original idea. Check out these changes that Marvel Studios opted to follow:
OsCorp Tower Appearing In The Avengers
The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man came out in the same year. They both boasted the beautiful and majestic New York City skyline. The producers of The Amazing Spider-Man stated that Sony and Marvel were so close to bringing the two together. They would have highlighted the OsCorp Tower in The Avengers.
With this idea, there would have been a chance that Andrew Garfield would join MCU. In effect, Tom Holland would have never been cast.
Marvel’s The Defenders Included In Avengers: Endgame
The Russo brothers admitted that they considered bringing Marvel’s The Defenders into the MCU, particularly into the Infinity Saga. Everyone seemed to have made theories and speculations, guessing how the directors would incorporate these Netflix heroes into the franchise.
At some point, they will certainly make their way into it. The cancellation of this idea was, according to the directors, apparently due to the non-coordination of the TV producers of Netflix.
Loki’s Death In Thor: The Dark World
Loki’s demise in the hands of Thanos was as tragic as the snap but knowing the god of mischief was planned to get killed off earlier is way more painful. In the original script of Thor: The Dark World, Loki was supposed to die saving Thor and Jane. They rewrote the script and gave him a different ending.
Had they followed the original plan, Thor: Ragnarok would have a different story arc and it will never be the same without Loki.
Wolverine In Captain America: The First Avenger
When Marvel Studios was still working on Captain America: The First Avenger, they considered integrating other characters that live around the same time. Early scripts include cameo roles of popular mutants, specifically Wolverine. During that time, Fox did not want to negotiate.
It took a long time before the movies featured mutants such as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. If they had decided to introduce Wolverine early on, we would have a crossover between the Avengers and the X-Men.
I Am Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. is the man of improvisation. He usually makes quirky little acts on set which end up making it on the final movie. His iconic “I am Iron Man” line is one of them! Downey was supposed to deny to the press that he is the man in the suit as his script says.
The actor decided to blurt out the opposite to which the filmmakers decided to keep. They thought it would be a unique idea that will set him apart from the typical constraints of a superhero.