Marvel Fans Completely Missed This One Huge Doctor Strange Error In ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Now that Avengers: Endgame is out on digital and Blu-ray, Marvel fans have been going over the film looking for exciting Easter eggs and plot details that they may have missed when the movie was in theaters. While Marvel did a great job wrapping up all the storylines in the film, there was one error related to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) that many fans completely missed in Endgame.
Doctor Strange ‘Endgame’ mistake
To explain the error, we have to go back to Avengers: Infinity War and the massive fight scene with Thanos on the planet Titan. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy put up a good fight against The Mad Titan, who ultimately captured the Time Stone.
After Strange gave Thanos the time stone, he crushed the Eye of Agamoto, the artifact that was housing the Infinity Stone. The destruction of the device should have prevented it from popping up in Endgame, or so we thought.
According to BGR, there is a scene in Avengers: Endgame in which Doctor Strange is clearly wearing the Eye of Agamoto, despite it being destroyed in Infinity War. Marvel fans have since posted screenshots of the scene in question, leaving little doubt that the film made a mistake. Marvel has not said anything about the error, though it is completely understandable that it slipped through the cracks. The scene is very quick and it is almost impossible to see the Eye without freezing the frame.
There are also many other scenes in Endgame that feature Doctor Strange without the artifact, so the cast and crew definitely knew not to include it. There is also a strong chance that Marvel goes back and corrects the mistake with some clever digital editing, though that remains to be seen.
Marvel cut scenes from ‘Avengers Endgame’s’ biggest battle
Doctor Strange errors aside, there were several scenes from the final battle in Endgame that did not make it past the final cut. The battle between Thanos and the Avengers was one of the biggest fight scenes in Marvel history, yet it almost looked completely different from the final version.
One of the biggest changes involved Thanos’ epic entrance after traveling forward in time from 2014. In the original script, Thanos was going to appear in front of the Avengers with Captain America’s severed head (which he obtained from their previous encounter). The scene was cut out early on because it was not family-friendly and did not flow well with the rest of the battle sequence.
There were plenty of other changes in the final battle scene, including Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) swapping weapons. The scene was supposed to showcase how both characters are skilled in various weapons of warfare. It was scrapped, however, in favor of Captain America (Chris Evans) wielding Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) hammer. Speaking of Cap, Avengers: Endgame writers originally thought about having the character struggle to raise Mjolnir. They ditched the idea because they wanted fans to know that there was no question that Cap was worthy to lift the hammer.
‘Endgame’ continues to set records
Although Endgame is officially out on digital and Blu-ray, the movie is still setting records in the box office. At the end of August, the film earned a little over $1 million in box office sales, adding to its record-setting $2.796 billion in total earnings. While the additional sales are not much, it adds a little more room between Avengers: Endgame and Avatar, the two highest-earning movies of all time.
This might help Endgame sustain its lead over Avatar, which will likely be re-released ahead of its highly anticipated sequel. To date, Avatar has earned $2.789 billion in worldwide ticket sales, so Endgame will need all the help it can get to remain on top.
Marvel has not commented on the errors in Avengers: Endgame. The studio is currently getting ready to enter another phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with the release of Black Widow in May of next year.