Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Renner opened up about the scene in Avengers: Endgame in which Clint / Hawkeye and Natasha / Black Widow went to Vormir to retrieve the soul stone. We all know that was a heartbreaking scene to watch, and it sounds like it was pretty excruciating to shoot.
Renner said that he wasn't given a script originally but was eventually called by directors Joe and Anthony Russo that Natasha wasn't going to make it, but the scene unfolded differently the first time around. When talking about how the scene was originally shot, Renner explained:
"It felt just a little out of place. We were on the altar, if you want, and a big ship comes in. We get attacked by a bunch of people and we both race to jump off. Then it got reshot and we were just fighting each other to go. "
The directors didn't like the feel of that, so it was reshot very close to the release with the scene we saw in the movie, just the struggle between the two to be the one to sacrifice themselves to the cause and to their friends on the altar or form. This would explain the photos that were previously shared by Captain Marvel fighting on form
I'm glad they reshot the scene. If they had been attacked during all of that, I think Natasha's sacrifice would have felt less thought through, and maybe would have felt rushed and less sincere. She had a clear head when she made her decision, and that was why the field was so heavy and sad and meaningful.
Is there anything you would have changed about Black Widow's demise, or do you think it was what needed to happen?