Although Avengers: Endgame clocked in at over three hours of intense action, we couldn't imagine the movie any other way. Judging by the fans’ reactions and the number of tickets sold, the MCU film met the studio’s expectations and perfectly concluded the Avengers series. But according to the writers of Endgame, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the huge battle scene toward the end almost went a little differently.
One of the most epic parts of the battle against Thanos involved all the female superheroes coming together to get the Infinity Stones to the Time Machine. The empowering scene has been one of the most talked-about in the film. But Markus and McFeely were unsure about whether to include it while writing the script.
“There was much conversation,” McFeely told The New York Times. “‘Is that delightful or is it pandering?’ We went around and around on that. Ultimately we went, ‘We like it too much.’”
“Part of the fun of the Avengers movies has always been team-ups,” Markus added. “Marvel has been amassing this huge roster of characters. You’ve got crazy aliens. You’ve got that many badass women. You’ve got three or four people in Iron Man suits.”
ScreenRant points out that the scene has earned criticism. Some fans believe the girl power was too forced. Others argue that Marvel has many female characters who are just as capable as their male counterparts—and we’re here for that.