There was something for everyone in Avengers: Infinity War. Action in these incredible combat sequences, Emotion in Spider-Man's (Tom Holland) seemingly concluding words to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and humor in Drax (Dave Bautista), who calls Thor the Thor of a Pirate's Angels – you (Chris Hemsworth) you name it, Infinity War had it. But as different as the sound of the film was from scene to scene, not every moment that was shot was the final product.
The directors of Infinity War, Joe and Anthony Russo, recently showed CinemaBlend the scene they found most difficult to edit in post-production.
"There's a Guardians scene on the DVD that was very hard to cut because it's so entertaining," Anthony said. "But we just did not need it for the film's push right now."
Within the infinity war, the Guardians of the Galaxy parted after Thor had crashed into their ship at the beginning of the film after his push with Thanos (Josh Brolin). Supposing that Thanos wanted to go to Knowhere and confront the collector (Benicio del Toro) to get his huge purple hands on the reality stone, Thor worked with Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel) and traveled to Nidavellir, to forge his new weapon Stormbreaker to kill the mad Titan. Meanwhile, Sternherr, Drax, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) went to Knowhere.
CinemaBlend reports that the sequence in question takes place at Knowhere after Thanos has taken the Reality Stone off the Collector and kidnapped Gamora, and after Gamora reveals the location of the Soulstone to save her sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) who frees herself from the Captivity.
In the scene, the Tunes loving guardians of the 70s park on Knowhere and decide what their next step should be. Star Lord plays Ace Frehley's "New York Groove" in the background (we told you he dug Oldschool songs!) To clear his mind, but his attempts to focus are destroyed when Mantis blinks Light noticed. However, it is not just a brilliant distraction because the light is a high priority message from Nebula.
If the Russos had kept the so-marked entertaining scene in the infinity war, this would have provided a clearer explanation of how the Guardians gang landed on Titan and eventually fought Thanos alongside Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Ultimately, the filmmakers decided that it is not really necessary to explain this aspect of the story, and we would have to agree. The spectators put two and two together – the Guardians went to Titan because, this is Thanos' home planet and of course he would go there after collecting the reality and soul stones – without this scene in the Theatrical Cut.
As expected, this is not the only Avengers: Infinity War scene the Russos have left on the floor of the Cutting Room. A handful of deleted scenes are featured in the film's home release, one featuring Thanos' tense relationship with his adopted daughter Gamora, another showing Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan, and one, the Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) fight with the Black Order.
At the end of the day, the Russo Brothers find it just as difficult to drop some of their favorite scenes as it was for them to turn some of our favorite heroes into intergalactic dust. Fortunately, fans can watch the deleted scenes by recording Avengers: Infinity War on DVD or Blu-ray. As for the fallen vigilantes, we will all have to wait until Avengers 4 is released on May 3, 2019, to possibly see their faces again.