AVENGERS: ENDGAME A-Force Scene Was Actually Re-Shot After Test Audiences Found It "Pandering"
It's now come to light that the divisive "A-Force" sequence that played out during the final battle of Avengers: Endgame was reshot after test-screening audiences found it a little too pandering.
One of the most talked about moments in Avengers: Endgame occurred during the final battle, when the female heroes of the MCU gathered to help Captain Marvel fight her way through Thanos' forces with the Infinity Gauntlet.
This sequence has come to be known as the "A-Force scene," and while some thought it was cool, others felt it was way too hokey and ill-conceived. If you happen to fall into the latter category, it may surprise you to learn that the scene was originally perceived as being even more pandering.
In the new book, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Endgame producer Trinh Tran admits that test-screening audiences weren't particularly fond of this "girl power" moment.
"When we started screen-testing it, there was a little concern for ‘Does it come off [as]pandering?’ Are we going to get people saying, ‘Oh you’re just putting that scene in there just to put the scene in there. Does it actually have a story to tell with the rest of the narrative?’ That was always a concern in the back of our heads."
Tran really wanted this sequence to stay in the movie, so additional scenes were shot featuring the same female characters in smaller groups in an effort to make it "flow more naturally." Whether this worked or not is obviously open for debate!
What did you guys make of the "A-Force" scene? Did you find it silly/pandering, or a much-needed moment to shine the spotlight on the female heroes of the MCU?