Tony Nebula should not have been who empuñara the Gauntlet of Infinity, and if Nebula is the one to kill Thanos in Avengers: Endgame
The writers of Avengers: Endgame revealed recently that Nebula almost wore the Gauntlet of Infinity at the box-office success of Marvel Studios, but the scene was deleted from the script in the early stages because they felt that undermined the highlight of Tony Stark. Despite his explanation, the way it develops this series of events does not fit at all to the proper techniques of storytelling and it feels too forced to be finally satisfactory.
It is clear that the writers worked backwards to design the last two films of the Avengers. They knew that I had to finish with the sacrifice of Tony Stark because he was the character that launched the Movie Universe of Marvel and, because the contract of Robert Downey Jr. he had finished and had to take it out of the movies. It seems that they were writing towards a target, and allowing for the plot issued to the character, instead of allowing the characters liderasen the plot. Doing the latter would have led to the inevitable conclusion that should have been Nebula, who run the Gauntlet of Infinity to defeat Thanos.
While Thanos has been present in the principles of the UCM since its emergence in the mid-credits in The Avengers, not had a real relationship with the journey of the character of Tony. Nebula and Gamora were the characters that really had a direct relationship with Thanos. Nebula was a lackey of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxybut his character had a major evolution in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the public learned more about his struggle with his abusive father. She deserved the opportunity to complete his story arc and be the one who finally put an end to the reign of terror of Thanos.
In Avengers: Endgame, Nebula has the opportunity to sacrifice, a moment that exemplifies very well his growth as a character. However, while she kills her past to preserve its future, it does not give an actual closing with the Titan Madman, who literally became a killing machine. Also I had finally developed the relationship with his sister that had been longing for the greater part of his life, and then Thanos killed Gamora in his quest for the Gem of the Soul. Nebula had the motivation more personal to kill Thanos. She not only wants to stop it because it is right and heroic to the universe in general, but because of the horrible things I had done personally. She deserved the right to be the one that empuñase the Gauntlet of Infinity in place of Tony.
In addition to having narrative sense within the UCM, Nebula wielding the Gauntlet would have been a fitting tribute to the comics original The gauntlet of infinity 1991. In that series, Nebula takes the Gauntelete of Thanos to defeat him. While not everything in the comics necessarily it makes sense for the films, and the “adaptations” of the UCM of the stories of the comics, this is a plot twist that would have been perfect to be adapted.
Killing Tony was clearly the general intention of the film. Pepper makes sure that Tony could never rest and to fold if there was any possibility that I could make the world a better place or more secure. All of that is absolutely true, and without a doubt is a hero admirable and vital. However, you have already completed the arc of the characters that would die for the cause in the Avengers.
In the first film of the team, a Captain America is not impressed and tells Tony that when the time comes, he would not be the one who will lie and sacrifice for the greater good. At the end of the film, does exactly that and shows that Steve is dead wrong when it intercepts the nuclear bomb and carries it through the wormhole without hesitation even when you are unable to contact Pepper for a goodbye right. Did not need to literally commit suicide to prove to be a hero, because thematically this arc heroic self-sacrifice had already been completed before, plus one of the conditions that Tony puts on the table is that you do not lose what we have achieved, then sense has to sacrifice and do just the opposite, come to that point there would have been more logical to do as in the story of the original material, to make the snap by returning to the point of the end of Infinity War, reverse the effects of Thanos without which no one will remember anything of what happened and have the opportunity to get back again your life with Peeper, retire with your family and have the opportunity to make a brief cameo in the future. This end would certainly have solved the problem of what they call the span in the future movies of the UCM.
The write-point to a specific frame instead of following the logical conclusion of the characters, the writers of Avengers: Endgame robbed him of a Nebula, your opportunity legitimate closing. In contrast, it was clear that he had to kill Tony Stark, so they wrote an arc of character that Tony had already gone through to get to a specific end. The end of Tony it was really heartbreaking, and acted brilliantly, but this ending would have been much better with Nebula.