WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
Fans of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe have recently been bombarded by a host of trailers and TV spots getting everyone excited for Avengers: Infinity War. The film features almost every single super hero that has been introduced in the greater MCU over the past decade and each one has a significant part to play, each one has their own character arc and it’s all done within the span of two and a half hours.
While that’s impressive, it’s also the reason why it’s unsurprising that for the sake of time and perhaps for the sake of secrecy, the trailers and TV spots include shots of events and lines that never made it to the final cut. Those scenes are the ones we’ll be going through here. None of the cut content affected the greatness the Russo brothers managed to give us with Infinity War, but its interesting to see just what was kept from us and how.
Cap Leads the Charge
The first official trailer showcase a lot of destruction and battle. We were shown the Outriders, led by members of Thanos’ Black Order, charging into open battle against the Wakandans led by their king, T’Challa; and half of the Avengers, led by Cap. The trailer ends with an epic shot of Cap running into battle with Bucky, Black Widow and War Machine on one side, Hulk, Okoye, Black Panther and Falcon on the other and the Wakandan army not far behind them. It was a great shot, and it helped build anticipation for that battle sequence.
Unfortunately, no such scene exists in the film! Not only was Hulk effectively absent from that whole sequence, Cap’s Avengers never charged toward the camera from the jungle. There was one scene in the film that matched the setting, but the specific shot that has been played over and over again never appeared. It’s just as well, though; it might have worked in the trailer, but likely wouldn’t have matched the tone and pace of the film’s corresponding scene.
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