After setting the box office on fire with a massive $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the biggest global blockbuster of the year so far, Captain America: Civil War comes home on Digital HD September 2, before its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 13. To get fans ready for this home video release, Marvel has unveiled a new deleted scene, plus two previews featuring Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier and Paul Bettany's Vision. If you still haven't seen this masive superhero adventure yet there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
Marvel debuted the two previews through Twitter and Facebook, while the deleted scene comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. This brief scene is part of the massive airport fight scene, where Team Cap and Team Iron Man both collided, featuring War Machine (Don Cheadle) shooting at Cap (Chris Evans) from above, causing Cap to take a tumble and lose his iconic shield. Thankfully, Bucky, a.k.a. The Winter Soldier comes in and throws this vibranium shield at War Machine, knocking him back, before The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) swoops in and brings the shield back to Cap.
The scene ends with Bucky telling Cap, "I've gotta get me one of those." It's possible that this scene may be somewhat of a callback to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The first time Cap encounters this mysterious character, who turns out to be his brainwashed friend Bucky Barnes, Cap throws his shield as he tries to escape on the rooftop, but Winter Soldier catches it with his metal arm. In this scene, Bucky throws the shield to protect Cap, which seems to have a deeper meaning. EW did manage to catch up with directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who revealed why this scene was cut from the massive airport sequence. Here's what Joe Russo had to say.
"The airport sequence was obviously complicated. We wanted to track everybody's arc and we felt like it was a hair too long, and that beat was coming at a spot when the energy was dropping. We actually made that up on set. It was not scripted."
Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote this scene the morning of their shoot, in order to solve a problem they later realized was non-existent. The writers admitted they wanted a moment to get both characters back together, but realized it wasn't necessary. Here's what Joe Russo had to say below, admitting that while it wasn't necessary for the story, it turned out great for the DVD.
"We were looking for a transitional moment to get Cap and Bucky back together, but in editorial we ultimately realized we didn't need that transition. It's actually one of my favorite beats in that whole sequence, but it's just a function of storytelling and editing, and wasn't something we needed to tell the story, but it's a great bit for the DVD."
Anthony Russo also added that it was tough coming up with deleted scenes because they used "almost everything they had" on both this movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He went on to explain what their criteria was for cutting scenes out that will be included in the DVD, while admitting that this particular scene was "tough" to cut. Here's what he had to say below.
"We've been very fortunate on Winter Soldier and Civil War that we didn't cut that much from the film. We didn't have that much to pick from for DVD bonuses. We used almost everything we had. Sometimes you do get a little experimental when you're shooting, and if something just doesn't work, that's something we wouldn't put on the DVD. There's certainly a category of things that may be beats you really like, but for whatever reason the rhythm of the film isn't asking for it at that particular moment," Anthony says. "You want to cut it out just because the movie's stronger, more propulsive and cleaner and tighter without it."
Along with this deleted scene, we also have two previews from the bonus features, which shed new light on The Winter Soldier and Paul Bettany's Vision. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more footage from the Blu-ray and DVD as we get closer to the home video release date, so stay tuned. Until then, take a look at these new previews below.