The writer stated that he had a completely different ending in mind, but it was changed because it was "overkill".
Folks, I have been staring at that line on my computer screen for a couple of minutes now. It really boggles the mind.
Even worse, the possibility of a new End Of Evangelion "WITH THE ENDING AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN!
They're still milking NGE with everything from toylines that have nothing to do with the show (charming though I find them, did we really need Asuka and Rei as mermaids?), video games, and every few years, a movie that purports to explain the ending clearly and concisely and only succeeds in wasting an hour and a half of my life. Please, let this particular direction go unexplored....