Friday, July 19, 2019

Rejected ideas for Infinity War and Endgame

Vanity Fair:
Initially, Markus and McFeely were going to take Captain America back to the start by partnering him up with his first enemy: Red Skull. This character, you might recall, knew an awful lot about the Infinity Stones; an early idea saw the odd couple traveling the galaxy with Red Skull in an untrustworthy, Gollum-like role, “helping” Steve track down the errant gems. Perhaps this idea was scrapped thanks to the fact that Hugo Weaving declined to reprise his role. (Red Skull was voiced by skilled impressionist Ross Marquand in both Infinity War and Endgame.)


You may have noticed that even though Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange has a big part of the future of the MCU, he doesn’t have much to do in either Infinity War or Endgame. There’s the meditation and self-sacrifice in the former, and him trying to magically hold off a flood (??) in the latter. But we don’t get much of that world-bending magic we got to see him unleash in his solo film. An earlier draft of Infinity War, though, saw Strange pushing Thanos through time and space in a surreal sequence involving the classic cosmic character the Living Tribunal. Thanos would have had to answer for his crimes, and Strange would have had a more active role to playbut, Markus said: “We were in the middle of a really fast-paced fight, so to stop it for an LSD trip kind of sucked the air out of it.”
Also, I never got around to posting these:

*Buy Living Tribunal toys at ebay.