Marvel fans are in a tizzy following the revelation of a cut scene of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The 45-minute scene in question was so intense that it could have been shortened to fit into the film.
Avengers: Infinity War marks the beginning of the end of the best phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with the Russo brothers making a stunning film divided into two parts, leaving fans of editor Stan Lee in shock following Thanos' victory.
A movie without dead time
From the very beginning, Avengers: Infinity War doesn't let the audience rest. Thanos makes a dramatic entrance by killing Loki, taking down the Hulk and neutralizing Thor. This introduction sets the tone for a series of breathtaking events that keep the audience on the edge of their seats until the end.
A cut scene that would have added even more action
The movie is already full of action, but an extra scene could have been included. Marvel Studios has indeed cut a scene where Thanos commits genocide on Xandar to obtain the Stone of Power. The film's writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, considered showing the destruction of Xandar, but ultimately decided not to include the scene to keep the focus on the Thanos and the Avengers story arc.
The decision to remove the scene
The decision not to include this scene in the film was made a month before the theatrical release. Director Joe Russo reportedly informed that the 45 minutes devoted to Thanos at the beginning of the film had been removed. The scene had been filmed, but the producers didn't want to spend money on special effects and didn't want the film to be as long as Avengers: Endgame. They didn't know the huge success that was in store for them.
The Stake of the Infinity Stones
Avengers: Infinity War follows Thanos on his quest for the six Infinity Stones that will allow him to wipe out half of the life in the universe with a snap of his fingers. Each Infinity Stone is located in a different place, one of which is on Xandar.
A heated debate among Marvel fans
The removal of the Xandar scene has sparked a debate among Marvel fans. Some feel that the scene would have enhanced the emotional impact of the plot, while others believe that its absence allowed the writers to focus on Thanos' character development and his motivation to commit genocide. The introduction of the Nova Corps fighting against Thanos' brutal and violent army would have been epic. Nonetheless, the film grossed over $2 billion worldwide and became the fourth highest grossing film of all time.
A resounding success despite a missing scene
Despite the absence of this spectacular scene, Avengers: Infinity War captivated fans around the world and became a phenomenon. The intense storyline, compelling characters, and unexpected twists and turns contributed to the film's success. The choices made by the directors and writers have created a memorable piece of work that will be remembered by Marvel fans.
So, would we have preferred to see that epic Thanos scene in the film? Opinions are divided, but one thing is certain: Avengers: Infinity War remains a masterpiece of superhero cinema and a milestone in the evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Maybe one day we will have the opportunity to discover this cut scene and imagine what it would have brought to the movie. In the meantime, we can still enjoy the adventures of our favorite heroes and look forward to the next Marvel nuggets.
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