As Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continues its box office dominance around the globe, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have been chatting to Comic Book about the film’s deleted scenes, and in particular one comedic scene featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Because we have such a great relationship and we go through such a thorough process with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, we generally are pretty tight in terms of what the movie is,” said Anthony Russo. “We do have a few scenes. One of the most substantial ones is a scene we really loved. It’s a scene between the Guardians, between Pratt, Drax, and Mantis.”
“And it’s at that moment in the movie where they have lost Gamora to Thanos in the Knowhere and they don’t know what to do about it,” he continued. “They don’t know where to go. They have no idea what to do. And it serves as this very absurd scene about the Guardians not knowing what to do, that’s very, very funny. And even though we loved the scene, the movie just wasn’t asking for it at that moment. It’s such a complex movie, there’s so much going on, we just needed to keep things pushing. Driving harder at that moment in the show. And for that and other reasons we just ended up taking it and the movie played better without it.”
Hopefully we’ll get a look at the deleted scene (and a few more!) when the movie makes its way onto Blu-ray later this year.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage (Eitri).