The villainous titan Thanos (portrayed by Josh Brolin) was originally intended to attack Vormir in the original edit of Avengers: Endgame. The film is due to be re-released in cinemas before it disappears from them completely.
It has now been two months since the original release date meaning that those in the cast and crew can now let the cats out of the bag and tell everyone their behind-the-scenes secrets, including deleted scenes or scenes that were re-moulded. The main one being the attack on Vormir.
Vormir first appeared in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and is the clandestine location where the Soul Stone is being kept, guarded by Red Skull. The appearance of Red Skull was a nice little Easter egg for fans as the villain hadn’t been seen since Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). We saw Vormir again when Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) return to collect the Infinity Stones during their time-travelling mission. The emotional scene is one of the most pivotal of the movie but it wasn’t supposed to pan out the way that it did.
Renner revealed that the intention was for Thanos to attack Vormir – to the point that the scene was shot. However, the Russo brothers decided that they should remove it from the final cut and replace it with Black Widow’s emotional sacrifice. The scene was filmed right before the release.
Renner says, “We shot it, and it’s very different from what’s in the movie now. It’s a scene we re-shot because it was much more complicated [than the] scene that’s in Endgame now. There’s an attack, Thanos is in some ship or something, and a bunch of weird aliens were running around and it was too complicated, so what they did is we shot the scene, still with the same kind of idea, but now we’re just fighting each other to commit suicide for the Soul Stone.”