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The Avengers: Infinity War Scene You Didn't Get To See

Contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War

Taking a film as enormous and impactful as Avengers: Infinity War and trimming it into something that runs for an acceptable length of time is no easy feat. Co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo managed to pack plenty of action and heartbreak into the film's 156-minute runtime — the longest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe –  and were scrupulous in both ensuring they didn't waste time and effort filming extraneous scenes and choosing which moments, if any, to leave on the cutting room floor. 

Chatting with Entertainment Weekly's Morning Live Sirius XM radio show, the Russo Brothers spoke about what went into editing Avengers: Infinity War, and dished up details on one scene that didn't make the final cut. 

"Our first directors' cut was probably 2:40 or 2:30. We're pretty close to where the directors' cut was," Joe Russo said. "You have to be so vigilant in the script phase about what you are going to include in the movie just from a storytelling standpoint and be really difficult on the material, because it is so expensive to acquire the material and you have limited time with some of the actors. Schedules don't always line up, so you have to be really targeted."

He then revealed one significant moment that ended up getting tossed aside: "I think there's one really funny Guardians scene that didn't make the cut. Everything else was just sort of little loose ends here and there."

The creative was coy about what the missing Guardians of the Galaxy scene entailed, keeping things simple in saying it was "just more of a straight-up comedic scene." Anthony Russo got more candid from there, explaining, "It's a scene where they're sort of stuck. There's a point in the movie where they're stuck without knowing what to do. And 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."

Thankfully for us Marvel fans at home, the deleted scene isn't gone forever. Joe Russo confirmed that "it will be on the DVD" as a special feature.