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The Avengers: Endgame scenes you didn't get to see

It's hard to imagine that a film clocking in at over three hours in length left anything out of its theatrical cut. But here we are. 

On July 30, Marvel Studios unleashed the digital version of Avengers: Endgame — the super-sized and super-super-successful superhero movie that's now the best-earning movie in history — and it's packed with bonus features for fans to savor for all time. Included alongside the standard version of Endgame is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes featurettes, production stills that will make your eyes sparkle, gorgeous concept art, a giggle-inducing gag reel, and a handful of deleted scenes. Some of the clipped sequences were probably better off left on the cutting room floor, as they're a little too out-there to seamlessly mesh with the rest of the movie, while one would've been incredible to watch up on the big screen. 

Whether you're skipping out on picking up the movie on digital, or if you want the skinny on the deleted moments before you watch them yourself, here are all the Avengers: Endgame scenes you didn't get to see. 

Goji berries and Tony Stark's retirement

The first of the six deleted Avengers: Endgame scenes is ordinary but unintentionally hilarious for a few reasons. Entitled "Goji Berries," the moment takes us inside Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark's lakeside cabin, where they're living in marital bliss and discussing fairly unexciting things, like their alpaca named Gerald and Pepper's delicious goji berries. Since life wasn't really that exciting for Tony and Pepper five years after Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped his fingers and killed half of all beings in the universe — largely because Tony made it clear that he was no longer in the business of world-saving spectacles or any other superhero-related stuff after getting married and having a daughter — it's funny to hear the couple talk about Gerald, who can't stop eating Pepper's homegrown fruit.

The scene is extra humorous considering Paltrow's real-life love of health, wellness, and cooking. As some Marvel fans may know, Paltrow owns the (also funnily named) natural health company Goop, which sells clothes, shoes, supplements, and yes, even goji berries. The ones up for purchase on Goop's website are marketed as "vital, energy-boosting berries" that "calm your adrenals and taste fantastic." It's no wonder Gerald was so keen on eating Pepper's gojis — or why Tony wanted to sprinkle a generous handful of the store-bought variety over his salad.

Bombs on board

Another deleted Avengers: Endgame scene calls to mind the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. (Seems like a millennium ago now, doesn't it?) Bearing the title "Bombs on Board," the sequence features Don Cheadle's James "Rhodey" Rhodes (also known as War Machine) and Chris Evans' Steve Rogers (Captain America to us at home) running through what happened to the Tesseract after Cap crashed a Hydra aircraft in The First Avenger. The Tesseract, which the present-day Avengers were looking to find as part of their time heist mission, fell out of the plane and sank to "the bottom of the ocean" during the crash. When Rhodey asks why exactly Steve had to crash the aircraft, he explains that there were "bombs on board." A sly smirk spreads across Rhodey's face before he quips, "You couldn't have jumped out of the plane before you crashed it?"

That's one way to make the owner of America's backside look like a total … well, you get it.

The suckiest army in the galaxy

A silly scene cut from the theatrical version of Avengers: Endgame features a partially CGI-fied Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) sitting with surviving members of the Avengers crew at the team's headquarters. Gathered around a table, the heroes watch footage from the Avengers' fight against the Chitauri in the 2012 Battle of New York, as seen in the first Avengers film. Rocket asks how long Earth's Mightiest Heroes fought against the cybernetically enhanced beings from outer space, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) responds, "About two — two or three hours." The snarky raccoon is shocked that the Avengers spent that much time in battle with the Chitauri, which he calls "the suckiest army in the galaxy," and then asks why they didn't just destroy the mothership and move on. Steve Rogers admits that the team "didn't know that was a thing," and when Rocket laughs at the confession, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) grabs an electric razor and shaves off a section of fur from Rocket's head. 

We can see why this scene was left out of Avengers: Endgame, as it raises too many questions: How long was Tony holding that razor? Was the Battle of New York really that long? And would Rocket now have to wear a bucket hat to hide his partial baldness? 

You used to frickin' live here

Rocket Raccoon again appears in the fourth scene you didn't get to see in Avengers: Endgame. In this sequence, Rocket and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) — in his chubbier, grungier, sadder "Bro Thor" state — are back in the year 2013, lurking through the halls of the Asgardian Palace. The two are trying to determine which path to take to avoid the Dark Elves attack (which happened during Thor: The Dark World) and retrieve the Reality Stone to take back to 2023 and power up the Avengers' Infinity Gauntlet. Unfortunately, the god of thunder is of little help when Rocket asks which way to go. 

After urinating off the side of a palace wall to the floor below, Thor says that he's not coping well with being back in Asgard during the time in which he witnessed so much death. He admits he doesn't know the correct path to safety, but Rocket doesn't appreciate the honesty, firing back, "You don't know? You used to frickin' live here!" After downing a mini bottle of liquor, Thor gives a hilarious retort: "For 1,500 years — not forever."

Thor was arguably one of the funniest characters in Avengers: Endgame, and we certainly wouldn't have minded seeing this scene up on the silver screen. The more Bro Thor, the better.

Tony and Howard share an extra scene in Avengers: Endgame

The scenes between Tony Stark and his distant father Howard Stark (John Slattery) were some of the most heartwarming ones in Avengers: Endgame. However, a small moment left out of the final film would have inspired even more fuzzy feelings. 

As the father-son duo are walking through the S.H.I.E.L.D. base in the 1970s while discussing the fears that come with first-time fatherhood and the importance of leaving a legacy, Howard asks Tony to repeat his name. He states that his name is Potts (an adorable nod to his wife, Pepper Potts), and Howard replies, "You wanna come work for me, Potts?" Of course, Tony has to turn down the job offer given that he's from Howard's future (and that he's the child Howard is currently freaking out about having). He explains, "I'm a little tied up in futures right now." It's a brief little moment, but we'll take all the Stark family bonding we can get.

Avengers take a knee

While the rest of the deleted Avengers: Endgame scenes were all under a minute long, the final one comes in at almost two minutes. The heftiest sequence both in terms of emotion and length, the "Avengers Take a Knee" scene happens immediately after Tony Stark sacrifices his life in the battle against Thanos. As Tony slips away, Pepper Potts kisses his cheek while the Avengers look on and realize the weight of what just happened. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) drops to one knee and places his head against his hand to honor the fallen Avenger who started the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This sparks a chain reaction: Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Captain America (Chris Evans), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and more heroes take a knee. We even catch a shot of the still-evil 2014 Gamora (Zoe Saldana) looking on, almost contemplating kneeling before turning and walking away. 

This scene is impactful and shows us the immediate aftermath of Iron Man's death. The hero who laid the foundation of the MCU is more than worthy of a send-off like this, and though it's a shame that we didn't get to see it in Endgame, it's also kind of good that it was left out. The actual scene was already heartbreaking enough. Adding this into the mix would have left us full-on sobbing in our theater seats.