The post-Infinity War news dump keeps on coming, and we’re here to help you sort it all out. Here, you can learn about several alternate scenes that never made it into the final film. Plus: read-up on the impressive improv skills of Dave Bautista. Spoilers follow.
The early press tour for Infinity War was notoriously brief on real information. This was due to the very spoiler-y nature of the film – to talk about Infinity War in detail is to give big twists and turns away. But now that the film is out, and has made all the money, more and more info is starting to filter in. And because we know you want to know this stuff, we’ve rounded up some of the latest Infinity War behind-the-scenes details. You’re welcome.
Iron Man and Captain America Almost Shared A Scene Together
Iron Man and Captain America had a bit of a falling-out in Captain America: Civil War, and haven’t spoken since. Some expected the duo to reunite and put their differences aside in Infinity War, but Cap and Tony Stark never actually share a scene together. But we almost saw the two on screen together again. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told Yahoo that in an early draft of the Infinity War script, all of the original Avengers got back together again:
“Our first sort of wonky draft [had] the idea that they had to get back in the same room together and deal with that,” McFeely said. “[But it] meant that you’re slowing down your Thanos [Infinity] Stones [quest] to deal with other threats from other movies. And that became, as much as we wanted to do, and as many times as we wrote those scenes, it became clear that this movie needed to be propulsive and be about Thanos and what he represented to the Avengers.”
I personally would’ve preferred to see Tony and Cap together again, but I guess we’ll have to wait until Avengers 4 for that happen.
Falcon In Space (But Not Spidey)!
In the final film, Spider-Man ends up in space with Iron Man and Doctor Strange. But that almost didn’t happen! In the same Yahoo interview, Markus and McFeely reveal that it was almost Falcon who ended up in space while Spidey remained grounded. ” There was one [version] where Spider-Man did not go to space, and where Falcon went to space,” said Markus. “And it was fun, it was interesting, it’s always great to have those guys in various situations and there was a lot to do with them in both situations, but we weren’t getting as much emotion as we could if we brought them back to people who know them.”
It would’ve been cool to give Falcon just a bit more to do in Infinity War, but I guess when you have Spider-Man on hand, it makes sense to use him.
Dave Bautista: Improv King
One of the funniest lines in Infinity War comes from Dave Bautista’s Drax. I’m talking, of course, of the “Why is Gamora?” line. In the scene in question, Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, asks Tony Stark: “Where’s Gamora?” Tony replies: “I’ll do you even better: who is Gamora?” To which Drax yells: “I’ll do you one better: Why is Gamora?”
It turns out Bautista improv’d that line. “The script only said, ‘Where is Gamora?’ ‘I’ll do you even better: Who is Gamora?’ And then one day Bautista just goes, ‘I’ll do you one better: Why is Gamora?’” Markus says. “It’s like, ‘OK, you’re very good at your job.’”