Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus shared some insight into the famous shot near the end of the film that showcased nearly all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's female heroes assembling. Specifically, they spoke on the criticism that it was "too convenient" for the female heroes to suddenly all show up in the same place at the same time.
"We’ve learned this a lot – emotional logic versus intellectual logic. Emotional logic wins every time," McFeely told SlashFilm. "So I recognize that there are some people who are like, 'It’s pretty convenient that all of the ladies are all in one spot,' but the eight-year-old girl next to me loses her mind and wears a T-shirt, and I’m good with it."
"Literally, one of the comments at a test screening was, 'It’s pandering. Don’t you dare cut it,'" Markus added.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson recently said she'd like to take part in an all-female Avengers film. Other Marvel film stars, including Scarlett Johansson and Benedict Cumberbatch, have also mentioned their desire see or take part in such a project.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.