‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Almost Sliced Don Cheadle’s War Machine In Half

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In earlier versions of Avengers: Infinity War, Don Cheadle’s War Machine would’ve suffered a shocking injury that would’ve left audiences stunned.

In the art book Avengers: Endgame – The Art of the Movie, concept artist Phil Saunders revealed that there were different plans for Don Cheadle’s War Machine in Avengers: Infinity War. Originally, hewas set to appear in the battle in Edinburgh along with fellow Avengers Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to track down Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany).

If Don Cheadle’s War Machine having a presence at Edinburgh wasn’t enough, this battle with members of Thanos’ Black Order would’ve found him sliced in half. Here’s what Phil Saunders had to say about this horrific situation for War Machine in Avengers: Infinity War:

“He was going to be sliced in half by one of the Black Order, and we were going to be shocked until we cut to the scene where he is remotely piloting it. The idea was that he was going to have PTSD from his crash, and so he wasn’t willing to get back in his suit—but he was able to use his prosthetics, attached to this gyroscopic robotic thing, to control the suit remotely.”

Phil Saunders believes that this idea for Don Cheadle’s War Machine wasn’t used in Avengers: Infinity War because of similarities to a reveal in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) was able to remotely control his suit without being inside it.

What do you make of this alternate story decision for War Machine in Avengers: Infinity War? Obviously, Don Cheadle would’ve pulled off the emotional trauma of the scene, but do you think having him getting sliced in half would’ve been necessary? Sound off in the comments below.

Don Cheadle’s War Machine appears in Avengers: Infinity War. Here is the synopsis:

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Rudd, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Terry Notary, Carrie Coon, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Infinity War is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Don Cheadle’s War Machine and the rest of the MCU.

Source: Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame – The Art of the Movie (via comicbook.com)

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