I have to admit that, after the whirlwind of emotions that shook me in my chair watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the climax of the Infinity Saga with the equally spectacular ‘Avengers: Endgame’ came to know me little by little; but what cannot be denied is that the 22nd movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has one of the most epic final battles that we have put in our mouths in a long time.
Girl (super) power!
One of her most celebrated moments – at least the two times I saw her in the cinema the cheers in the theater were thunderous – is the one in which MCU heroines got together to hand out tow in a short scene that caused a slight headache for the film’s creative team, being subjected to reshoots after the poor reaction of the public in the test screenings.
Thanks to the book ‘The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’ by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, we have been able to delve into setting up the scene and worrying about potential “indulgence” a fragment that did not have much narrative cohesion, and that caused previous scenes to be shot with small alliances between the main heroines to warm up the atmosphere for their great collective moment.
“In the first montages, Tran [productora] admits, ‘When we started doing the test screenings, there was a slight concern:’ Could it be lenient? ‘ We’re going to have people say ‘Oh, did you put that scene in there just to put it on? Do you have a story to tell alongside the rest of the narrative? ‘ We always had that concern in mind. “
The book also explores the origin of the scene, whose germ was a photograph of the female cast of the film Taken at an event and posted to Twitter by ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ co-writer Craig Kyle.
“During the event, [Evangeline] Lilly connected with her peers and empowered actresses like Tessa Thompson, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldaña and others. Watching them bond in front of him, Craig Kyle was inspired and tried to capture the moment to show his daughter at home. He asked Trinh Tran if he could bring them all for a group photo. Bringing those women together for that photo is what sparked their conversation about a superhero movie starring only women who pitched Feige. And in the immediate future, it led to the expansion of the final battle of ‘Endgame’ in which all of its characters appeared. “
Via | Collider