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WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War.
For a movie with so much death and the absolute bleakest of endings of any of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War actually has a fair bit of comedy in it. Unsurprisingly, many of the funniest moments come courtesy of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The space-based team provide a great deal of levity throughout the film (as well as arguably the biggest heartbreak), but there was actually more humor from the Guardians left on the cutting room floor. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently spoke about a funny scene that was cut, with Anthony Russo saying:
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.
I imagine that this could have come right after Thanos captured Gamora from the Collector's Museum on Knowhere. The Guardians eventually wind up on Titan, but they could have been lost for a time. Although Joe Russo told Entertainment Weekly that this was a purely comedic scene, I can't see how there would have been much humor after Gamora's capture, so it could have come at a different point possibly towards the beginning. The scene sounds like fun and really speaks to the brilliant cast of the Guardians and their dynamic with one another. Just sitting around on a ship, the ragtag team can provide a ton of laugh. Having them stuck and unsure of what to do, and simply seeing how that plays out among them sounds like a blast.
The Guardians already have a standout comedic scene early in the film when they meet up with Thor, so you can see why this might have been cut, even if it was undoubtedly fun. Infinity War is already a long movie, and as the Russos mentioned, the movie doesn't really have much time to slow down. Fortunately, we've heard that the eventual Infinity War Blu-ray will contain a lot of deleted scenes, and the Russos confirmed that this will indeed be on there, so that is something to look forward to.
Depending where this scene falls in the film, it could also provide another chance to see Gamora with the rest of the Guardians one last time. Zoe Saldana's character is incredibly important to the film and her death is one of the most tragic moments. The Russos have confirmed a theory that she is in the Soul Stone, but whether or not she will return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or is dead forever remains a mystery, like much of the MCU's future. The missing Guardians scene isn't the only thing that didn't make the cut in the final film. As anyone who watched the trailers for Infinity War countless times can tell you, there are other things missing as well, including the Avengers charge money shot.
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