Marvel saw their fortune grow to greater heights with the release of “The Avengers” in 2012. The beloved superhero flick brought together six of the most popular Marvel creations to the big screen. “The Avengers” was a box office hit and laid the groundwork for future Marvel movies in many ways.

The 2019 instalment “Avengers: Endgame” saw the deaths of two of the original six Avengers as both Black Widow and Iron Man gave their lives to reclaim the Soul Stone and kill Thanos, respectively. But what if all the six Avengers died during the blockbuster movie.

Filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo recently confirmed on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige pitched them on killing off all the original Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye.

“There were lots of rumors swirling about who was gonna die. Kevin did actually pitch, at one point, taking all the OGs off the board. We thought it was way too aggressive and that the audience wouldn’t be able to process it.

“And that, in fact, picking one or two characters to make sacrifices throughout the movie might give you moments throughout the film where the action could stop and you could have emotional catharsis and then continue with the narrative.”

The Russo Bros. ended up going forward with their decision that led to the deaths of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. “Avengers: Endgame” opened to critical and commercial success. It is currently the second-highest grossing movie of all time, behind James Cameron’s 2009 hit “Avatar.”

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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