The Russo brothers, the directors of Avengers: Endgame,
have revealed yet another moment they cut from the finished film in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Apparently, Thor had a very near miss with Valkyrie during his final scenes where he attempted to go in for a kiss.
Anthony Russo explained, “He had this beat with Valkyrie where she puts her arm on his shoulder and he sort of starts to lean in for a kiss. She goes, ‘What are you doing?’ Thor is confused. “‘Oh, I thought that touch…’ and she was like, ‘No, that was, like, a goodbye tap I was giving you.”
He went on to elaborate that the scene itself was mostly improvised–and very funny–but was cut for the sake of time because they “wanted to keep things tight” in the final version of the movie. Endgame’s runtime was just over three hours, making it easily the longest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (although length has generally not been a major complaint about the film).
This is the second deleted scene the Russos have revealed, following the confirmation that actor Katherine Langford had been cast to play the adult version of Tony Stark’s five-year-old daughter, Morgan. Apparently in that scene, Tony was going to visit the adult version of his daughter in the “metaphysical waystation” after his snap–the same way Thanos visited baby Gamora after his. Unlike the moment with Thor and Valkyrie, which was trimmed for time, that particular beat was trimmed for clarity after confusing test audiences.
Now that Endgame is out there in the wild and we’re left just counting down the days until its home release, which will inevitably bring a whole slew of new deleted scenes and bonus footage. We may not have an official date for that just yet, but we do know that it will be streamed exclusively on the Disney+ platform on on December 11.