‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Blu-Ray Special Features Revealed (Plus – Why the ‘Thanos Cut’ Doesn’t Exist)
Some of the special features for the Blu-Ray release of Avengers: Infinity War have been described online, revealing six minutes of deleted scenes. Also worth noting is that there are inaccurate reports of an extended cut of the film existing that needs to be debunked.
TrailerTrack’s Anton Volkov recently spotted some special features listed on a German PDF that has just surfaced. The English translations are below:
#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
A little over six minutes of deleted scenes on the (initial) Blu-Ray release is par-the-course for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, but Collider recently came across information from Thanos creator Jim Starlin that suggested that an extended cut featuring 30 minutes of deleted material exists:
This cut apparently includes a number of scenes focusing on Thanos’s backstory, including how he became a pariah on Titan long before he revealed his plan to sacrifice half the population to save everyone else and how he was able to recruit the Black Order. However, it should be noted that, for one, Starlin is not in charge of the film division, and thus is not in charge of whether or not an extended cut of a Marvel movie is released to the public.
There’s one major problem with this, however: testimony from directors Joe and Anthony Russo indicate that a number of these scenes weren’t filmed to begin with. Written as part of the movie’s script and included in Thanos’s backstory that Josh Brolin was working off of for his performance, sure, but not filmed. MCU Cosmic specifically points out that the director’s cut of Infinity War clocks in at 11 minutes over the version that was released in theaters. It’s possible that an extended version of Avengers: Infinity War and possibly Avengers 4 could see the light of day eventually; just bear in mind that it would be a first for Marvel, who choose not to take this route for the purpose of saving new content for future movies. In any case, a “Definitive Edition” of either or both of these movies probably won’t come out for a while.
Avengers: Infinity War is still playing in theaters. A sequel, tentatively-titled Avengers 4, will be released on May 3, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.