Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Endgame

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has drastically grown since ‘Iron Man’ and even expanded onto a galactic scale. However, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wanted to take things up a notch by introducing one of the most iconic and powerful entities from the cosmic side of Marvel Comics. We’re not talking Galactus either whose rights were still tied up by the Sony’s ‘Fantastic Four,’ but the cosmic being known as the Living Tribunal who was initially set to appear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’


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For those unfamiliar with the Living Tribunal, it is the embodiment of what maintains balance through all of the realities in the Multiverse and has come into play on numerous occasions over many story arcs. It has also had a significant role to play when it comes to the Infinity Gauntlet in the comics.

The folks who were to make the final decision at Marvel weren’t thrilled by the idea as Markus shared, “We did try to put the Living Tribunal in the first movie. We wrote a scene in which he appeared during the Titan fight. And everyone was like, ‘What?’ ”

McFeely went on to say that, “He’s got three heads. It would indicate a whole different level of architecture to the universe, and I think that was too much to just throw in.”

That isn’t to say that we’ll never see Living Tribunal on the big screen as Markus was quick to point out that, “The idea’s still in Kevin [Feige] ‘s court” and that there are multiple stories still being told on the cosmic side of the MCU.

Do you wish that the last two Avengers films were able to introduce Living Tribunal into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Did we miss out because Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely weren’t able to grow the cosmic side of Marvel? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is currently in theaters everywhere.


Source: NY Times