Avengers Endgame Director Says This One Scene Made Him Cry

first_imgStay on target Avengers: Endgame is filled with many tear-jerker moments and it might have been one of the most emotional Marvel movies to hit the big screen. Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Endgame, recently shared the one scene that made him cry the most, and shockingly, it did not involve Tony Stark.Following the tragic events of Avengers: Infinity War, many superheroes perished along with their loved ones, thanks to Thanos’ deadly Snap. Even though Avengers: Endgame had many sad moments, including Iron Man’s ultimate sacrifice, Russo admitted that he was hit hard the most by the moment when Hawkeye realized his family was killed by the Snap at the beginning of the film. The scene was originally supposed to be for Avengers: Infinity War, however, it worked better for Avengers: Endgame because it gave fans the opportunity to see how Clint Barton’s struggles play a role in the movie.“I’ve got four kids, and it’s a very tragic scene to open the movie with. It’s one of the few scenes in the movie that actually makes me tear up when I watch it, because I think about my own family,” Russo explained on the “Empire Film Podcast.”  He continued “And, then you think about what would happen to you, as a father. You’d become very self-destructive.”Russo also told ComicBook.com that he decided to place the Hawkeye family scene in Avengers: Endgame instead of Avengers: Infinity War so viewers can also feel the emotional grip of Thanos’ aftermath.“The story at the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, where he’s with his family at the picnic, that was originally supposed to be at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. It was gonna be a tease of where his character been all this time. Thanos snaps his fingers, it goes to black, and suddenly it comes up on this very idyllic scene where Clint [Barton] is interacting with his family,” Russo told ComicBook.com in an interview.He added, “And you go ‘Where am I? Why is this happening?’ And then his family starts to disappear and you realize ‘Oh crap, it’s happening.’ And then you go around and see all of the other characters disappear. It was too confusing, so we decided to move it to the beginning of the next film. It sets the tone, it re-reminds you of where you are, what the story was that you felt [a] year ago, it makes you feel it again.”Avengers: Endgame, which stars Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., and Josh Brolin, is playing in theaters now.More on Geek.com:Iron Man Was Completely Right (‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers)‘Avengers: Endgame’ Will Stream Exclusively on Disney+ Starting Dec. 11‘Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Box Office Records Best (And Worst) Movies of Summer 2019Marvel Writer Dan Slott: Spider-Man Should Not Have Killed in ‘Endgame’ last_img read more