It's been long enough that Knives Out actress Katherine Langford can finally speak out about her deleted Avengers: Endgame scene without getting in trouble with the Marvel police. While visiting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, the actress confirmed that her scene had been cut for creative purposes, but admitted that she was just happy to have been part of the film.
"I'm such a huge fan of the Marvel films and the Russo brothers . . . I was just content with having the memory in my head," she told Fallon. "To play with Robert Downey on the last scene he was Iron Man, on the last day that he was Iron Man, that was just amazing."
The 23-year-old actress went on to call Downey and the experience "magical," and noted that Marvel fans are the reason the scene is even there to see. "That's what I was told, that it's out because people wanted to see it," she explained. "Which is just really cool."
Though Endgame was released in theaters back in April, its recent drop on Disney+ has reignited the fervor Marvel fans felt during its initial launch. Along with the gut-wrenching three hours of running time, the streaming service also provides fans with sweet extras like the deleted farewell between Tony Stark and Langford as the teenage version of his 5-year-old daughter Morgan (played as a child by Lexi Rabe).
In the deleted scene, the two briefly reconnect in the Soul World after Tony sacrifices himself to defeat Thanos. "I'm happy that we had the time that we did and that you were there for me . . . until you couldn't be," Morgan tells Tony, giving him the closure he needs before he disappears for good. "If you're happy, I'm happy," he responds. The two exchange one last, heartbreaking "I love you 3000," before Tony dies on Earth.
The Russo brothers cut Langford's scene, saying "it wasn't resonating with us on an emotional level," and decided to end Tony's journey on the battlefield with his wife Pepper, his best friend Rhodey, and his protégé Peter by his side. It's an admittedly more grounded ending for the hero, but at least this way fans can cry their eyes out at both versions of the ending!