Avengers: Infinity War shocked us way more than we actually expected it to. It was so big in every aspect that we could not actually digest it all with just one viewing. We saw so many characters come in together to take on the biggest and the “baddest” villain the MCU has seen till now. The reason why it was so dreadful was that it was the first time we actually saw the heroes lose at the end of a Marvel movie. It was not even a small loss as half the population of the entire was erased from existence and the Avengers could not do anything about it.
It has been more than 2 months since Infinity War came out and the movie as we all know made the impossible seem like a piece of cake, going past the $2 Billion mark in no time at the Box Office. Since there is a whole lot of competition that the movie faces, the earnings of the movie have now come down, but it has already made the huge impact that it had to. It actually made other big Billion Dollar prospects suffer majorly and it really proved that Marvel is the reigning King of Hollywood that cannot be brought down for now as it has no big competitors to do that whatsoever.
Even though we all have seen the movie multiple times, we still cannot wait to see the BluRay version of the movie as it is going to be packed with some extra goodies. Just recently, a rumor about the BluRay version of the movie started to float stating that we could actually be getting an extended edition of the movie with 30 minutes of footage added into the film. Jon Schnepp from Collider recently sat down with writer Jim Starlin, who wrote Infinity Gauntlet and created characters like Gamora and Thanos in the comics. Schnepp revealed that Starlin did talk about the fact that how lengthy a section of Thanos was in the movie, that it actually had to be edited from the final cut. He said:
“[Some time] before the movie actually came out, they called him (Starlin) and were like ‘Hey, look. We’re sorry to tell you, we have to cut out a lot of the Thanos backstory. We’re cutting out like thirty minutes of Thanos’ backstory, his origin, and him as a youth and things that he did. We can’t fit all of it into the movie. We already have like a two-and-a-half hour film.”
Schnepp continued to say that Starlin actually revealed the fact that these deleted scenes from the movie could ultimately be put into an extended edition of the film. He said:
“It’s completed, and Jim Starlin said he found out that they’re actually going to put it into a special edition of Avengers: Infinity War….The way he was saying it is there weren’t going to be seen as deleted scenes, they were actually going to be reintegrated into the film to make a special edition. So that’s what Jim said. I’m not 100% sure, I’d love to know from Marvel or Kevin Feige or the Russos.”
While we may not be sure about these extra 30 minutes in the film, we surely know about what all we are getting in the BluRay pack besides the movie itself. Just recently, Anton Volkov from Trailer Track revealed on Twitter what all are we getting in the BluRay version. Have a look:
#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
So to summarise, we will be getting 45 minutes of extras which will include:
Intro from Joe and Anthony Russo (1:31)
Gag Reel (2:03)
The Battle of Wakanda Featurette (10:57)
The Battle on Titan Featurette (9:33)
Kingdom of Thanos Featurette (6:32)
New Teams Featurette (5:06)
Decision of a Father Featurette (4:03)
1. Happy Has a Perspective (1:24)
2. Hunt for the Mind Stone (1:25)
3. The Guardians Find Their Groove (3:20)
About the extended version of the movie, the extra 30 minutes of Thanos’ backstory still seems to be a mystery as we do not have an official reveal given by Marvel. Fans are going to be really happy if we do end up getting an extended version, but it does seem to be highly likely as we do have the details about the extras included in the pack, so if Marvel were to release an extended version, there would have been a mention in this list of extra footage.
Infinity War is still playing in the theatres. Stay tuned for further updates on the extended edition.