The MCU has more surprises in store for Avengers fans in super-sized DVD

Marvel producer Trinh Tran reveals why she wanted to capture Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter’s love story in a special timeline on the Avengers: Endgame DVD
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Still sobbing just thinking about Avengers: Endgame, the three-hour conclusion to the 22-movie first chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

We hear you, and we’ll not only pass you more tissues – we’ll tempt you with even more featurettes, concept art and images, all courtesy of the new DVD, digital and Blu-ray release of the movie that became the highest grossing film of all time.

Included is a breakdown of the moment when all of the women of the MCU attacked Thanos, a moving tribute to comics creator Stan Lee, who died last year aged 95, and a look at how directors Joe and Anthony Russo put together the resonant film.

“We’re very proud of it,” Joe tells TV WEEK. “We poured our heart and soul into it and we feel like it’s our best to work for Marvel.”

Joe tells TV WEEK the team are “very proud” of the new DVD, digital and Blu-ray release.

But also part of the release is a review of Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) relationship with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), one that began when Steve was recruited to become Captain America during World War II and ended with [spoiler alert!] Steve at the end of Avengers: Endgame, aged in the present day after placing the Infinity Stones back to their own timelines, but with a wedding ring on his finger.

That romantic coda “was very important for the entire team,” Avengers: Endgame executive producer Trinh Tran tells TV WEEK.

“We were sitting in a conference room talking about these two characters, the Russo brothers, [screenwriters] Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and me, and feeling really passionate about ending their story at the end of this movie.”

The reason? “Because we started in the beginning with Cap in the first Captain America movie, and he never got a chance to get that last dance, never got a chance to actually be with her,” Trinh explains.

“He made the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and to be able to go full circle and see him finally get what he wants and deserves, I think it’s a super impactful moment for Steve.”

Steve gets his happily ever after in Avengers: Endgame.

Trinh reveals that the special moment in the last Avengers film had been included very early in the development process of the movie.

“The happy ending of having the two of them dance, having him sort of rush through her door when he goes back in time and she drops everything and they just take their dance that they never had, it was just so special to us,” she says. “That, obviously, stayed throughout the whole process.”

Even before that, during the time jump to secure the Tesseract that houses the Space Stone, Trinh and the Avengers team saw another chance to tempt Steve with what could be with Peggy.

“When he encounters her at Camp Lehigh and he when sees her for the first time in such a long time, he couldn’t quite get the courage to say anything,” Trinh explains. “And obviously he didn’t want to blow his cover, but just the look on his face and you know, the desire to be with her, was so strong, that it made the ending so much more powerful.”

Avengers: Endgame is available now on DVD, digital and Blu-ray.

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