Anyone who's seen Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame will know that they're real tearjerkers, as they forced us to say goodbye to a huge number of our favorite MCU characters; some temporarily and others for good.
But it's now been revealed that we were spared grieving for a further three characters in the Marvel universe too.
With Disney submitting Avengers: Endgame for Oscar consideration, they have released the full screenplay online and the written version contains a few details which never made it into the final edit of the film.
If you've seen the movie you may remember a sequence near the beginning of the film which is set 23 days after Thanos' (Josh Brolin) deadly finger snap, showing the remaining heroes regrouping after Captain Marvel's (Brie Larson) return to Earth.
As they discuss the loss of half of all life in the universe the faces of many of the Vanished are displayed on a screen before them, including Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Peter Parker / Spiderman (Tom Holland) and T'Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), all of whom we saw crumbling into dust.
But the newly-published screenplay reveals three further victims who we ended up not hearing about in the film's final edit—Wong (Benedict Wong), Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Secretary Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt).
The evidence appears on page six of the script, as their names are listed alongside those characters who we saw disappear.
Thankfully all three characters would have been restored following the events of Endgame if they really had been snapped and they are all set to return in upcoming Marvel films.
Secretary Ross will feature alongside Natasha Romonov (Scarlett Johansson) in prequel Black Widow, which is released on May 1, 2020.
Meanwhile Wong will make an appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, released on May 7, 2021, before Jane's return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Love and Thunder, which is scheduled for release on November 5, 2021.
Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently revealed why they decided to spare Thor (Chris Hemsworth), following the tragic deaths of some of his fellow Avengers.
"Thor has sacrificed and sacrificed and lost and lost," Markus explained. "It's not a good ending to kill him."
He added that they were keen to show Thor being "finally, reasonably content with himself" and said: "There's a joy in letting him go off aimlessly into the ends of the universe."
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