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Kevin Feige Says ‘Really Bad’ MCU Deleted Scenes Could Be Included In Potential Infinity Saga Box Set

August 10, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Avengers: Infinity War

If Marvel were to release a massive 23-film “Infinity Saga” set chronicling the first three phases and eleven years of the MCU, what might that look like? It’s possible we may never know, because Marvel has yet to announce such a huge project. But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has a few ideas, and it involves giving fans a glimpse at some deleted scenes that were so bad, they didn’t even make the cut for the deleted scenes portions of previous home video releases. He explained in an interview with Empire Magazine, with the following highlights:

On pitching Iron Man’s death to Robert Downey Jr. during the making of Civil War: “I remember pitching that to Robert Downey Jr. probably in December of 2015, I think. I pitched him the idea of the two-part finale for Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was a part of that leading into it. It took a little while, but eventually it came together. I think at first it doesn’t seem real that this journey will come to an end. But as it got closer to filming, it really was emotional for all of us, and particularly for him.”

On shooting Downey’s last shot as Iron Man on the same Paramount lot as his audition to play Tony Stark: “That was shot in a stage right next door to the stage where he did his audition for Iron Man. And it was the first time we had been on that lot together since then. I thought, how amazing that the stars have aligned and his very last shot as Iron Man will be done in this place where he first performed Tony Stark. And how all of our lives had changed so dramatically from that first audition to that last shot.”

On a possible Infinity Saga set: “If we do a big, giant Infinity Saga box set, we might include- I’m assuming if you’re going to spend the money to buy a box set with everything in it, you’re a fan. And it’ll take more than a couple of really, really bad scenes to turn you. I like sharing those scenes. And when we have something like that that we love, and which was not an easy decision to cut out but was the best decision for the movie, it’s a great avenue to say, ‘We’ll put it out there.’ It’s not like no-one will ever see it. There are things that we think nobody should ever see. And I think we’ve just recently been discussing that now we can start to show some of our less proud moments. There’s stuff that still pops up from the Star Wars trilogy occasionally – Tosche Station for instance. That is not great, it certainly shouldn’t be in the movie, but I love seeing it. I love that they shot it and it exists and we get to see it. So usually we love putting that stuff out there. There’s some things that we’ve been too humiliated to show, but I think we’ll bring out soon enough.”