DID YOU KNOW? Avengers: Infinity War Had a 45-Minute Deleted Scene You Never Knew About; It Featured How Thanos Got His First Infinity Scene!
Thanos creator Jim Starlin reveals Marvel Studio actually shot a 45-minute scene showing how the villain destroys Xandar to get the Power Stone
Avengers: Infinity War is arguably one the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, the film has its own flaws. Infinity War brings together a decade's worth of plots and characters in an epic conclusion to the saga that perhaps should have been the end of the MCU for a while. However, there are a few details missing in the film, that the audience had to take in with a pinch of salt.
During a recent interview with Near Mint Condition, Thanos creator Jim Starlin reveals Marvel Studio actually shot a 45-minute scene showing how the villain destroys Xandar to get the Power Stone.
Unfortunately, the scene was axed before any VFX work was done since Marvel Studios didn’t anticipate the movie’s overwhelming reception.’
Despite its epic character meetings, the big reveals, the comic timings, the emotional beats and the cool fights, the film always feels incomplete. This is mostly because "Infinity War" is half a story, with ‘Endgame’ providing an actual conclusion to the storyline - and some character deaths too.
It turns out, even if these movies are already rather long, we almost got an even longer movie that offered some insight into unanswered questions from the movie, like how Thanos got the power stone before the start of "Infinity War."
In the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos destroys an Asgardian ship while looking for the Tesseract, the Space Stone Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stole from Odin’s (Anthony Hopkins) vault. He easily overpowers Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and even the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), which shouldn’t be surprising since, by then, Thanos holds the Power Stone. Hence, it is clear that the Mad Titan destroyed Xandar somehow, but we never see it happens. As Starlin now reveals, this missing scene would have added another 45 minutes to Avengers: Infinity War's runtime.
Starling said, "But about a month before the movie came out, I got an email or something from Joe saying, 'the 45 minutes of Thanos that we had at the beginning of Infinity War, we had it cut.' There was a whole sequence of him getting the first gem and they had to cut that out. They shot it, but they never wanted to spend the money on the effects and they didn’t want the movie to be as long as the second one [Endgame] was. They didn’t realize it was going to be quite the hit it was."
Well, fans never had qualms with sitting for another 45 minutes into the film.
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