It goes without saying at this point that Avengers: Infinity War is a massive film, not just in expectations from fans, but in scope and scale. And as is the case with any big motion picture, or even most pictures in general, things often get left on the cutting room floor or don’t even make it past the script stage. Now those who may have been expecting the home release of Infinity War to have some grand cache of deleted scenes may have to temper their expectations, because the deleted scenes and special features for the most recent Avengers film have just been revealed.
Per Twitter user Anton Volkov from Trailer-Track, details for Infinity War’s home release have surfaced, and they contain over 45 minutes of extras, with items such as a gag reel and featurettes on scenes like the battle in Wakanda, but only about six minutes worth of deleted scenes. These deleted scenes will be comprised of three moments: ‘Happy Has a Perspective,’ ‘Hunt for the Mind Stone,’ and ‘The Guardians Find Their Groove,’ based on Voklov’s translation. You can check out the features in the tweet below.
#Avengers #InfinityWar Blu-ray deets: 45 minutes of extras with 6 and a half minutes worth of deleted scenes. Had a go at translating the German titles: https://t.co/Ko0N69kQYW pic.twitter.com/7zfaZiwdqL
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) July 3, 2018
This would put a dampen on those expecting a longer look at Thanos’ backstory or some longer, sweeping epic, given that this is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first decade, but it’s important to look at this in perspective. None of the previous Marvel Studios films have had extended or a director’s cut. Even films rumored to have one, such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, didn’t have anything beyond deleted scenes. There’s no reason the Russo Brothers would suddenly change course with Infinity War.
That being said, are you looking forward to the home release of Avengers: Infinity War? Were you hoping there would be more to the special features and deleted scenes? Let us know in the comments below.
Meanwhile, Avengers: Infinity War is still playing in theaters now. Ant-Man and the Wasp will make its debut this weekend.