Concept art for the Hulk’s big deleted scene from the Avengers: Endgame rerelease has been revealed.
Originally, Avengers: Infinity War was set to introduce Professor Hulk, but this was changed for narrative reasons. In any case, the original plan for Avengers: Endgame was for the Hulk’s first scene after the time skip to involve an action sequence. As seen after the credits of the rerelease, the Hulk is seen rushing into a building fire after a police officer (portrayed by Die Hard actor Reginald VelJohnson) called in for help; the Green Goliath subsequently saves several lives before he takes a phone call on his tablet to meet up with the other Avengers. This would have led right into the diner scene that provided exposition for Hulk’s new outlook on life.
While the scene itself was included with the Endgame rerelease in theaters, it was unfinished, meaning that the sequence was likely cut early on when directors Joe and Anthony Russo were narrowing the film down to an already-intimidating 3-hour running time. This led to some misplaced criticisms about the CGI being unfinished, when the scene was never meant to be theater-ready in the first place. Nonetheless, a more complete vision of what the sequence may have looked like exists in the form of concept art from Ryan Meinerding, which can be seen below:
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Superhero Hulk! This is a key frame for a scene that was cut from Avengers: Endgame where we got to see Smart Hulk being terrific at being a hero. Will post more Hulk design work soon! Some VisDev team members made an appearance in this shot, @rodneyimages @ianjoynerart and Melissa Encinas!
Curiously, this is the only released deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame that has not been shared by Marvel Studios on home video formats since the rerelease. The only legal way to watch it was through seeing the theatrical cut in theaters, and it was mysteriously not included with Disney+ along with other unreleased deleted scenes, such as Tony Stark’s vision of an older version of his daughter.
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Disney+.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.