He continued: “So, it’s a puzzle of our own making, but it felt like it was the resolution of her arc, that if she could sacrifice herself for her new family and for half the universe, that was worth it to her.”
But when they thought about killing off Hawkeye instead of Black Widow, a few female crew members persuaded them not to.
McFeely continued: “A number of women on the crew, when we said, ‘Hey, we’re thinking maybe Hawkeye goes over,’ said, ‘Don’t you do that! Don’t rob her of this!’
“And then it choked me up because I think we would have a much different conversation if Hawkeye had pushed her aside.”