Captain America: Civil War gave us quite a bit of fun and with how jam packed it was you have to wonder what didn’t make it onto the big screen. Wonder no more fellow True Believers as we’ve just learned two of the main sequences that ended up not being filmed. While one of them may have proven extremely entertaining, I’m going to be brutally honest and say that I am a little glad that the creative team behind the movie decided to not let these two in.
Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have recently been sitting down and giving all kinds of details about the movie such as how that amazing Ant-Man scene almost didn’t make into the movie. We’ve learned from this that another scene with Scott Lang didn’t make it and while I’m absolutely sure it would have been hilarious, I don’t think it or a scene with Black Panther would have added anything to the movie.
Here’s what Markus and McFeely had to say about the two deleted scenes:
Are there any memorable scenes that were cut in the writing process? Are there any scenes that you both miss from the final cut?
McFeely: Nothing that we miss. The brothers pride themselves on shooting only what they need, but shooting the hell out of it.
Markus: I don’t think there’s anything we shot…We wrote some fun…There was a point where we went all the way with Scott Lang in San Francisco and got to have a little more taste of what his life was like, and it was fun to write for us. But it was unnecessary, so it never made it to the camera.
Can I ask what was his life like in San Francisco?
Markus: No! We were probably wrong. Because of the nature of when we start making the movie versus when it comes out, as we’re doing it for Infinity War, we wrote a lot, if not all, of Scott Lang’s stuff before we ever saw Ant-Man. You just have to roll with that because we need to film.
McFeely: We assume that the Infinity War drafts we turn in shortly are…we’re probably just wrong on some of these voices.
On top of that, director Joe Russo spoke up about the deleted Black Panther scene I mentioned above and why it wasn’t included:
“There was a scene between Natasha and T’Challa at the German Ops Center, halfway through the movie when he was sitting in that room. Cap and Falcon had been isolated in the other conference room.
We didn’t feel like it was moving the storytelling forward and they had already had a scene. It felt repetitive, so it was something we excised from the movie.”
While I don’t think anyone would have complained about seeing more of Natasha or T’Challa, they really did both get a lot of screen time together as it was and this doesn’t sound like it would have fleshed out either character that much more. However, with all of this setup between the two, I’m wondering if that could mean a Black Widow cameo in the ‘Black Panther‘ movie or perhaps he may show up in her stand alone film which seems to have finally become a priority in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
Do you think either of these scenes should have popped up in ‘Captain America: Civil War’? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
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