Avengers: Infinity War clocked in at an impressive two hours and forty minutes, making it the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. Although let’s be honest, us fans would have probably sat through at least another hour of the awesomeness, unfortunately the general audience aren’t nearly as cool as us and as such, the film needs to be an appropriate length.
Now, an interview with the co-directors of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo has revealed one scene that ended up cut for time. Read on to check it out, although be warned, there may be spoilers.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, the pair revealed that what we saw on the screen was very similar to the film’s final script. Speaking to the interviewer, Anthony Russo explained:
“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.”
However, they did go on to reveal a scene involving the Guardians of the Galaxy ended up condemned to the cutting room floor. He went on to say.
“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, 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.”
Whilst this moment sounds as though it would have added a lighter moment to the film, it’s probably better that the Russo Brothers elected to keep the film’s much darker tone. It would have likely shown the team receiving the message sent by Nebula during her escape from Sanctuary.
Hopefully we will see this scene, and the others when Avengers: Infinity War hits home media later this year.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of this scene? Was it unnecessary for the plot? Let us know below!