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This key moment from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was actually improvised

‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson revealed one key moment was improvised.

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Thanos (Josh Brolin) in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Thanos (Josh Brolin) in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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“Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson recently revealed that a key moment from “Avengers: Endgame” — one that we will all remember — was actually probably improvised.

  • Derrickson said on Twitter that Benedict Cumberbatch improvised the scene where Doctor Strange raises one finger to Tony Stark/Iron Man, a signal that this was the one moment and one possibility that could end the fight against Thanos.

Watch the scene below.

“Benedict told me this moment was an improv,” Derrickson said.

Doctor Strange said in “Avenger: Infinity War” that there was one timeline in which the Avengers defeated Thanos. That one timeline ended up panning out in “Endgame.”

“Avengers: Endgame” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told The Hollywood Reporter that the finger moment was a reference to Doctor Strange saying there was only one possibility for the Avengers to win.

  • “The only way this works is if Tony dies. If you go back and watch Infinity War, when (Strange) says ‘one,’ Benedict … is just choked on emotion. Now that you know the end, go back and watch that moment. He means, ‘You’re going to have to die, Tony.’”