Top 10 Best MCU Movie Deleted Scenes

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Top 10 Best MCU Movie Deleted Scenes

VOICE OVER: Callum Janes
Craving additional MCU content? We've got the perfect list for you! For this list, we'll be looking at Deleted Scenes that made the most impact on fans once they were released, or would change the MCU drastically if they were included. Our countdown includes “Peter's To-Do List”, Loki's Coronation, Stephen Strange Helps a Hurt Dog, and more!
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Top 10 Deleted MCU Scenes


Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Deleted MCU Scenes.

For this list, we’ll be looking at Deleted Scenes that made the most impact on fans once they were released, or would change the MCU drastically if they were included.

What are your favourite deleted scenes? Let us know in the comments!

#10: Midtown School of Science & Technology News

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)
Sometimes the funniest characters aren't the superheroes, but their entourage! Tom Holland's version of the web-slinger focuses on the high school setting. As a result, we’re privy to how the rest of his classmates are reacting to the new world of superheroes. The school news team reports on students finding Shocker after the homecoming dance, recent club news, and discusses the identity of our favorite crawler. Some familiar faces even make an appearance! The best part is how lackluster the scene is. From the green screen leaking in, underwhelming presenting from the students, and plenty of editing errors, it builds out the world of Peter Parker. And you can't help but laugh at this delightfully awkward production.

#9: W’Kabi Explains His Anger

“Black Panther” (2018)
Killmonger usurping the throne from T'Challa was nail biting to watch. But what was even more surprising was when his best friend W'Kabi sided with Erik. While we do see him disagreeing with the kings, it's not until you watch this deleted scene that you truly understand how hurt W'Kabi was when T'Challa failed to bring Ulysses Klaue back to face justice. This scene also highlights the marriage between W'Kabi and Okoye. They argue over the result of the king's challenge and the future of Wakanda, bringing real gravity to the situation. While it might have been removed from the final cut, this deleted scene is a must-see to get a fuller picture of the story in Black Panther.

#8: “Peter's To-Do List”

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019)
For the Blu-Ray release, Marvel put together a string of deleted scenes into a short film of Spidey's daily life. He goes to the convenience store, gets his passport renewed and cracks wise with the local cops after he takes down the Manfredi crime family. Perhaps the best part is seeing him sell his collectible figures so he can buy MJ a necklace. Balancing the life of a superhero and a high school student is not easy, and this deleted scene provides a fascinating and humorous glimpse at Parker’s life beyond the Red and Blue suit.

#7: Bruce Banner’s Rock Bottom

“The Incredible Hulk” (2008)
It's dark that this scene was even filmed. During the first Avengers team-up, Bruce Banner mentions how far he went in his attempt to rid himself of his curse. But little did we know that we could actually watch this event unfold. In this moment omitted from the final cut of “The Incredible Hulk”, we see Bruce head to the arctic to end his pain once and for all. But before he gets the chance, our big green friend comes out and crushes the gun in his bare hands. This showcases the desperation of the character like nowhere else in the MCU. But it obviously wasn't suitable for younger audiences.

#6: Stephen Strange Helps a Hurt Dog

“Doctor Strange” (2016)
Stephen Strange can be a little pretentious, so it's no wonder that he didn’t make the best first impression on the Ancient One. But what we didn't see was that before he gets saved from thugs by Karl Mordo, the Doctor came across an injured dog in the back streets. He helps fix its paw, showing us that there is kindness behind the talented but arrogant exterior. It's only after being convinced by Karl Mordo that Strange is given a chance. But without this deleted scene, showing us that he’s a good guy, it would appear as though Karl was putting his faith in someone he knew nothing about.

#5: Bruce Makes a Deal with Hulk

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
Marvel played a trick on us when they hinted that Hulk would be present during the battle of Wakanda in trailers. What we learned during the film was that the Hulk refused to come out after being defeated by Thanos. But it wasn't always going to be that way. In this deleted scene, Banner talks it out with Hulk, and they come to an agreement. Falcon and Black Widow then come across the green giant, and are surprised when he's not throwing a temper tantrum! Originally this was the introduction of Professor Hulk. It's a touching moment as he emerges finally victorious over his demons, and Natasha shares it with him. It might've ruined the tension of the final battle, but is undoubtedly worth a watch.

#4: Steve Rogers Adjusts to the 21st Century

“The Avengers” (2012)
A running joke after Steve Rogers thaws from 70 years in ice is his readjusting to the modern world. He learns new pop-culture references, watches new movies, and discovers what the world is like in the 21st century. That's why you feel for him as he sadly watches old film reels and reads the files of those who he’s left in the past. He also discovers that Peggy is still alive, but chooses not to call her. We then see him sitting in a cafe, sketching the skyscrapers. It's a much gentler reintroduction to Captain America than in the final edit, plus we get a fun cameo of Stan Lee giving Steve some dating advice.

#3: Loki’s Coronation

“Thor: The Dark World” (2013)
Loki is a fan favorite from Asgard, but his villainous acts deserve disdain from other characters. However, it's here in this deleted moment that we see Loki showing his inner desires, to be beloved just like his brother Thor. He conjures up an illusion, becoming king of Asgard and wielding Mjolnir, before he is brought back to reality by his step-mother Frigga. It lets us empathize with the God of Mischief, showing us that there’s more depth beyond his chaotic demeanor. There’s also loneliness and envy, something we don’t get to see in the same way in the final film.

#2: Tony at the Way Station & the Avengers Kneel

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
Iron Man's sacrifice was a pinnacle moment of Endgame, and the subtle goodbye they gave him was a perfect farewell to an amazing legacy. But if that wasn't sad enough, the Russo brothers had planned to go even further. We’re cheating a bit by including two connected scenes in this entry. Originally, when Tony snapped, he was taken to the Soulworld inside the Soul Stone, and met an older version of his daughter Morgan. In the next deleted scene, the Avengers pay tribute to Tony by kneeling before him, showing how much of an impact he made on everyone. Both are heart-wrenching scenes that any true fan should watch.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Yondu Breaks the Fourth Wall, “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)
He’s Looking for Kevin Feige & Louis D'Esposito, President & Co-President of Marvel Studios

Ant-Man Cheats at the Casino, “Ant-Man” (2015)
This Scene Shows He Still Has a Penchant for Mischief

Bucky Likes the Shield, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)
At the Time, Fans Thought for Sure This Was Foreshadowing!

#1: Nick Fury Reveals Mutants & Spider-Man Early On

“Iron Man” (2008)
At the 2019 Saturn Awards, Kevin Feige revealed an alternate post-credit scene so important, that it could've changed everything. After Tony Stark defeated Iron Monger, Nick Fury stepped out from the shadows and unveiled the Avengers Initiative, laying the foundation for the MCU. However, in this take, the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D got a lot more specific. He mentions mutants, web slingers, and gamma radiation, all hints to very popular Marvel characters being brought into the fold, some that they didn't yet have the rights to. The implications exploded online, shocking the entire fanbase. This showcased that they had big dreams and ambitions right from the start.
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