A deleted scene from Iron Man that shows Nick Fury referencing the X-Men and Spider-Man has been made public by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
The deleted Iron Man scene featuring Nick Fury was revealed at the 45th Saturn Awards in a clip introduced by Kevin Feige. In the video, Feige says that they have quite a bit of footage like this in their vaults and they’ll be bringing some of it out for the upcoming Infinity Saga boxset. In the deleted scene, we see an alternate post-credits scene from Iron Man. Nick Fury comes out of the shadows and details how he has to keep an eye out on “radioactive bug bites and assorted mutants.”
You can check out the alternate Iron Man scene with Nick Fury below.
At the Saturn Awards, Kevin Feige revealed an alternate version of the post-credits scene from ‘IRON MAN’ with Nick Fury mentioning “mutants” and “radioactive bug bites”. It will be included in the upcoming INFINITY SAGA boxset. (Source: @BRMarvelNews) pic.twitter.com/AqzTokEc67
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 14, 2019
This scene really highlights the ambition that Kevin Feige had right at the beginning of the MCU. In the original post-credits scene from Iron Man, Nick Fury simply highlights how he’s at Tony Stark’s house to discuss the Avengers initiative. Here, he subtly name-drops Spider-Man and the X-Men. At that time, Feige didn’t have his hands on both the X-Men or Spider-Man property rights, so perhaps this post-credits scene was a way for him to pitch a larger Avengers story to the studios that held the rights to those characters? There’s a lot of speculation we can throw onto this clip, as well. For example, is Nick Fury referencing the Spider-Man portrayed by Toby Maguire or a completely new version of the character?
A lot has changed since those early days and Feige now has his hands on the X-Men thanks to Disney’s acquisition of Fox. For a brief moment, Spider-Man was a pivotal part of the MCU thanks to Feige’s negotiation tactics with Sony. In hindsight, this post-credits scene would not make any sense as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was merely a child in 2008, when Iron Man was released.
Nick Fury and Spider-Man shared the screen in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios epic:
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, and DVD.
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.