If you recall watching Avengers: Endgame back in 2019 you’ll probably recall a sequence when a number of female characters group up to protect the infinity gauntlet from Thanos’ forces. This sequence was initially a wink and a nod to the A-Force, an All-Female Avengers group in the comics.
Recently in an interview one of the producers of Avengers: Endgame, Trinh Tran, said that the scene had been a long time coming for the MCU
“One of the most memorable moments from the climax of Endgame underlined Marvel Studios’ to showing heroic acts performed by all people.The teaming up of Captain Marvel, Wanda Maximoff, Valkyrie, Okoye, Pepper Potts, Mantis, Shuri, The Wasp, Gamora, and Nebula was in the script for Endgame since day one. We’ve always wanted a moment to really showcase and empower the women in the MCU”
But she also explained some concern from her and some of the other producers and staff, that the scene might have gone too far in certain areas and were concerned if the scene would be seen as pandering by some:
“However, when Endgame went into postproduction, the sheer joy for the sequence shifted to a more pensive place. In earlier cuts, when we started screen-testing it, there was a little concern for ‘Does it come off as pandering?’ Are we going to get people saying, ‘Oh you’re just putting that scene in there just to put the scene in there. Does it actually have a story to tell with the rest of the narrative?’ That was always a concern in the back of our heads. The other option would’ve been to cut it out completely. and to me, I was like ‘absolutely not. Let’s try to figure out a way to make it work.”
The decision was made to keep it is as a sign of “giving young girls a heroic moment” in the film. The scene was of course debated amongst reviews and fans as in hindsight it doesn’t really add much beyond the reference.
It is currently unknown when but it is believed that somewhere in Phase 5 an All Female A-Force film is planned.
What did you think of this scene? Did you like it or did you not think much of it?
Source: The Direct
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