Captain America: Civil War screenwriters recently spoke about the Wasp being cut from the film before shooting had begun. Surely, more ended up on the cutting room floor, as well. It’s already quite lengthy, with a 2 hour and 28 minute run time, and a packed cast of characters; scenes getting the shaft was to be expected. However, what may surprise some is just how little was actually left out.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Anthony Russo said, “we work very well with our writers Markus and McFeely. We work very hard with them on the script before we shoot. That time on set is so precious. It kills us to shoot anything that’s not gonna end up in a the movie so we try to have a very, very, very, tight script going into the film so there is a couple things but they’re not big things,” he noted in regards to what was excised.
Joe Russo added that “the first cut of the movie was about 2 hours and 41 minutes and this new cut is 2 hours and 28 minutes. So not much was cut out of the film.” According to Comicbook.com, very few of the scenes cut were of any significance, Joe Russo couldn’t recall some of them. However, one particular scene stuck out to him and he went on to describe. But beware as the following may contain mild spoilers for Civil War.
Joe explains “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 story telling forward and they had already had a scene so it felt repetitive so it was something we excised from the movie.” According to Anthony, “it was a very short scene.”
This cut scene and others like it will probably appear on the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release. But let’s worry about that later, for now we’ll see everything that made it into the final cut once Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6.
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