Kevin Feige Teases Decapitated Captain America Concept Art From Avengers: Endgame

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As if it wasn’t crazy enough that we almost got to see a decapitated Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, now Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased that concept art from the abandoned scene might exist. And we all know what that means – we’re probably going to see a pretty harrowing image of Cap’s head on Twitter. And soon.

During a live Q&A recently held by Empire Magazine between Feige and some of their lucky subscribers, the ideas of a decapitated Steve Rogers and 2023 Thanos sitting on a throne of skulls were thrown around. It sounds like Endgame could have taken a much darker turn, even more so than what we saw.

The Russo Brothers revealed at this year’s SDCC that there had been much discussion about including the infamous comic book scene in the final installment of the Infinity War saga. In the end, however, it was decided that it would be too complicated. Which is great, considering the amount of debate the time traveling in the movie has already caused.

But just how close did the gory scene come to being shot? Very close, according to the MCU boss. In Feige’s words:

“I think it ended up in a set of pages at one point in the script. There might be a piece of concept art somewhere with it.”

As morbid as it sounds, seeing Cap watch as Thanos returned from the future and tossed his severed head at his own feet could have been amazing. Mostly because it meant our current version of the hero was still breathing. No doubt, the scene would’ve received a bigger audience reaction than seeing Steve finally wielding Mjolnir.

Another even more complicated idea for Avengers: Endgame was having the heroes return to 2023 after the time heist, only to be greeted by Thanos on a throne of skulls and bones. The Mad Titan would then toss Captain America’s head to him like a football. The mind bending madness behind that was too much though, even more than the simple decapitated Cap scene.