For fans of the Marvel Universe, Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) death in Avengers: Endgame was tragic in the final theatrical cut.
After a serious fight with her beloved friend, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) over who should be the one to die, Natasha Romanoff made the heroic decision to sacrifice her life so the Avengers could get the Soul Stone, the orange Infinity Stone.
Now, Twitter user @MCUPerfectClips has shared Black Widow’s alternate Endgame death scene. In this version of Romanoff’s demise, the female Marvel superhero still takes her dramatic leap off a Vormir cliff, but there are distinct differences from the sequence MCU fans saw in theatres.
Natasha's Alternate Death #BlackWidow
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The biggest difference in Black Widow’s alternate death scene is that, before jumping, Natasha sustains intense injuries from Sakaaraan ships Thanos sent to attack her. The Marvel villain also a brief appearance in this alternate Black Widow and Hawkeye scene; he is not seen in the theatrical version.
The Sakaaraan fighter ships are identical to those Thanos sends after Natasha and Clint Barton (Hawkeye’s alter ego) in Guardians of the Galaxy.
In the Avengers: Endgame commentary, screenplay writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discuss the Black Widow Vormir scene that made the final cut of the Marvel film, “We actually reshot this. This is much better than what we had. It was a little more complicated. It was Thanos sending a small army to pretend to try and stop them. It was sort of awkward. It was overthinking.”
Before fans have to say “Goodbye” to Black Widow for good, she will make one more appearance in the highly anticipated Black Widow prequel, which was originally set to release in theatres on May 1.
Now, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have pushed the movie back to November 6 amid the current global health situation.