Avengers: Endgame Almost Killed Off Another Original Avenger
We all know the death rate in Avengers: Infinity War was ridiculously high, but several of them were reversed during Avengers: Endgame.
However, the body count by the end of Endgame almost included another character that would have been gone forever if Marvel had got their way.
According to some concept art by Stephen Schirle that has just surfaced, Nick Fury almost met a very grisly end.
In the art, Fury can be seen on the wrong end of a sword from Corvis Glaive and so one of the Avengers OGs could have been no more.
Jon Watts has talked about Nick Fury's huge reveal as a Skrull at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home and how eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted earlier on if they had gone with one particular plot point involving some bread.
"First of all, to clarify the timeline, that's real Nick Fury at Tony's funeral at the end of [Avengers: Endgame]," Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home director told ComicBook.com. "So it's not like he's been a Skrull forever or like, it's not like he's been a Skrull since Captain Marvel."
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The naughty Marvel bosses were considering teasing the audience about Fury's authenticity earlier on though.
"We were going to have him eat diagonal toast cut diagonally," Watts said, referencing the Captain Marvel dialog in which Fury said he will never cut his toast diagonally. "You know that one? That would've given it away."
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
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