Avengers: Endgame ended up being one of the best time travel-centric movies out there, though a lot of that had to do with our attachment to the characters and this being a story built up for 11 long years. One of the nicest surprises from Endgame came in the film’s 2012 section, where Hulk tries to find Doctor Strange but ends up running into The Ancient One, who many fans thought they were never going to see again.
Well, during an interview with IndieWire, actress Tilda Swinton opened up about being The Ancient One again and brought up a fairly interesting reshoot she had to do. The actress said that her initial shoot was done in a day but was called back a year later so that the MCU’s time travel could be explained in a smoother fashion.
“But what was a real surprise was, we shot it one summer day, and then over a year later, I went back to reshoot it because a couple of lines had been changed, a couple of plot points had been changed. And there was a tweaking of my costume.”
Pressed further, Swinton stated that she had to explain the nature of the Infinity Stones and why they have to be put back when taken from a different timeline. Apparently, they could cause a big branch in reality if not put back, which is why a lot of eyes were placed on Loki when he escaped with The Tesseract.
Swinton first appeared as The Ancient One in 2017’s Doctor Strange, which has to be one of the most visually appealing MCU films out there, despite the rough first act. Swinton’s casting was a bit controversial since the original character was an Asian man and Marvel didn’t give a great answer for not choosing an actor or actress of the same race, though Swinton did do a fantastic job.
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