When you employ a cast as large as Marvel Studios did with Avengers: Infinity War, it’s difficult to make sure you give all of the characters an ample amount of time on the screen. Some characters, unfortunately, were present but didn’t play as big of a role in the film as some fans had hoped they would or expected them to. Take, for example, Black Panther. While the nation of Wakanda played a large role in the film, its King only had a couple of lines and minimal screen time in the grand scheme, and it may have been different had the studio known what kind of phenomenon Black Panther would become. With that being said, we all should’ve been prepared for that when the Russo Brothers told us Infinity War would serve as Thanos’ film.
When news broke earlier this week that there was actually going to be an extended-cut of Thanos’ backstory, offering 30 additional minutes of footage included in the film’s DVD release, we were shocked. We held back from reporting on it due to the fact that Marvel Studios has never released anything like this in the past, and although the creator of Thanos, Jim Starlin, made it sound like that’s exactly what was happening during an interview with Collider, we stuck to our guns and waited. Now, there’s been a leak that shows what will be included on the DVD, and the extended-cut is not included.
#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
It’s almost like we don’t know what to believe, but in the age of information, conflicting reports are something we’ve grown accustomed to. If this leak is correct, we can be content with over 45 minutes of additional content from Marvel Studios, especially considering the fact that it looks like the Guardians of the Galaxy scene that the Russo Brothers referenced in a past interview with EW will be included. This is what Anthony Russo had to say about it:
“It was just this absurd scene of the Guardians not knowing where to go. And it was really fun, and it was very endearing to us. But because the movie is so big and so propulsive, it just wasn’t quite pushing us where we needed to go.”
If they do include the Jim Starlin-mentioned Thanos’ backstory footage that was cut, we couldn’t be happier about it. Thanos is, without a doubt, one of the greatest villains that have graced an MCU film. The more we can see of the Mad Titan when the DVD is released, the better. Check out the initial report below…