Warning: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame . It turns out Ancient One's Return in Avengers: Endgame was a bit of a complicated process, but one that was extremely crucial to the end product. Tilda Swinton stems from the role in 2016 Doctor Strange and considering how her journey ended in that film, it seemed as if her time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was over. But like those who have seen Marvel's last will, this is not the case. Now, the actress has explained a little more about her return and revealed that reshoots helped make her character even more important for the movie's overall plot.
Tilda Swinton recently made the press rounds to promote The Souvenir . In a recent interview, she was asked to return her surprise to MCU. Swinton, as it happens, was as surprised as many fans. She also reveals that she was initially finished in just one day. But things changed later in the process. Here was what Swinton had to say about it.
"It was also a surprise! And it was a pleasure. But what was a real surprise, we shot it a summer day and then over a year later, I went back to convert it because a few lines had been changed , a couple of plot points had been changed. And there was a tweaking of my costume. As we know, Avengers fly back to New York in 2012. The Hulk is tasked with getting Time Stone from the old one, which turns out to be quite complicated. At this point, the Old One reveals a father's danger at this "Time Heist", and she explains the possible problems that may come from their actions. Especially if the stones are not put back, Avengers could create shattered, alternative realities from which terrible things happen.
Apparently, these reshoots added many of the complicated time travel in this important scene. Tilda Swinton said it was "all about it very, very important." One has to wonder what the character's original scene looked like and how the rules of time travel changed throughout the film's development. Avengers: Endgame goes out of his way to make it clear that time travel in their universe does not work as it does in Back to the Future. Overall, Swinton shows that the process was a treat.
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"It was fantastic and a completely different world of filmmaking. But, boy, it was worth it. They tweaked it for something extraordinary. "
The complicated rules for time travel in Avengers: Endgame and the end result of The Avengers actions have raised a large number of questions about the MCU going forward. While Tilda Swinton might not have these answers for us, she certainly had a big role in creating these issues in the first place. This news was first reported by IndieWire.