When asked about the writing process of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and if there were any moments that Marvel felt went too far, writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely did have one sequence come to mind. It turns out there was a scene cut from Avengers: Infinity War that really did go too far.
According to writer Christopher Markus, the scene that came to mind happened to be too much for Kevin Feige in particular. And it had to do with bloody mashed potatoes.
“There was one scene, it was in Infinity War,” Markus began. “We wrote it, we didn’t shoot it. It was part and parcel of a whole thing where we realized we were picking up the characters too early in their arc before Thanos had gotten to them. It was a scene of basically Widow and Falcon and Cap in hiding post-Civil War and they’d just been through a big fight with criminals, and Cap was eating mashed potatoes, and Falcon says ‘You’re bleeding into your mashed potatoes.’ He looks at him like…yeah he is bleeding into his mashed potatoes. I remember Kevin [Feige] going ‘He’s bleeding into his mashed potatoes?! I don’t want to see that!’ Yeah, maybe we went a little too…something.”
The scene definitely does sound very visually intense for a film of its caliber, and it makes sense that Kevin Feige would be upset with such a bit.
Nevertheless, the film appears to have turned out fine by Marvel fans – and thus it seems it was better off without a scene of Captain America and his bloody mashed potatoes.
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