‘Avengers: Endgame’ Script Included a Heroic New Job for Black Widow That Got Cut

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame.”]“Avengers: Endgame” packs a whole lot of plot in its three hour runtime, but there could have been even more had directors Joe and Anthony Russo stuck with one of the earlier screenplay drafts of the Marvel blockbuster.

In a recent interview on the Slate podcast “The Gist,” the brothers revealed some of the surprising directions they originally planned to take some of the superhero characters following the movie’s five-year time jump early on.

Settling on the amount of time to jump forward was of the upmost importance for the filmmaking duo.“Primarily what drove the choice was that we wanted it to be far enough where your lead characters reached a point of acceptance,” the brothers shared.

“They had to accept [Thanos’ victory] as part of their reality.”The brothers spent a lot of time thinking about the real-world ramifications of Thanos’ snap and what would happen if

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