By now, most fans know Marvel movies love to throw in unexpected cameos. From Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok to the variety of Stan Lee cameos, there’s been so many it’s hard to count at this point. It’s easy to wonder how these funny bits of stunt casting end up happening. Some remain mysterious, but now we’ve learned how one of the funniest special appearances in Captain America: The Winter Soldier came to be.
For their part, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have tried to include at least one former Community member in each of their Marvel movies as a running joke given tying back to their time as executive producers and directors on the beloved sitcom. One of the funniest cameos is Danny Pudi’s appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And when asked by Collider how that cameo happened, Danny Pudi gave a surprising answer, revealing a version of his scene that's not in the finished film:
That’s amazing, and a little unbelievable, that the way he appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was simply by getting a text and showing up. On top of that, he got to be in a scene with Captain America, and punched by him no less. Unfortunately, none of that made it into the film. Pudi continued, saying,
And what a journey it is. While directing the Captain America and Avengers films, the Russo brothers were able to include a solid number of Community members into the films. Jim Rash has a brief role in Captain America: Civil War and Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown are both in Avengers: Endgame. There have also been a ton of other Community cameos in other non-Russo directed Marvel movies as well, like Donald Glover's appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
As a big Community fan, I think the Russo brothers should keep this up in their upcoming projects. Perhaps they can put Danny Pudi in Extraction 2? I, for one, would totally watch that. For more movie news, be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend.
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