2019’s Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of eleven years worth of films, as the Avengers made a last-ditch effort to save the galaxy from Thanos. It featured several memorable moments that Marvel fans will certainly never forget. However, it seems one of the most iconic scenes almost had an entirely different theme.
Towards the end of the film, the climactic battle between the Avengers and Thanos’ army took place and it featured several characters returning via portals in what is most certainly a goosebumps-inducing scene. Silvestri’s score further elevated the scene, but it seems the scene might have featured something very different.
While speaking to The Empire Film Podcast, Silvestri revealed that the portal scene in the film was going to feature French horns and choirs singing.
“We had all kinds of versions that I had prepared for the orchestra, we had all the French horns playing, you know, the ‘Portals’ [mimics French horns] and then we had choirs singing it, and all this, and then it’s like ‘Wait a second, there’s this other version, it’s a solo trumpet. Here’s that solo trumpet thing again,’ right? And it’s like completely the opposite direction, we have this amazing reveal from the mist of hope and the Wakandans coming to save the day, and it’s a solo trumpet.”
“You look at the portals as a construct, it just builds and builds, and the keys changing, and the orchestration is building and we kinda, up to that moment, where Cap says ‘Avengers’ and then, of course, we’re not going near the next line, he gets that all on his own.”
There is no doubt that Silvestri did a phenomenal job on the film’s score which made it all the more memorable. We certainly wonder how the change in music might have impacted the key scenes.