Avengers: Infinity War is going to be the longest-running Marvel Cinematic Universe film yet clocking in at an estimated two hours and forty minutes. With this in mind, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have stated that there are a lot of deleted scenes in the film.
The Russos spoke to Digital Spy on the matter during the London leg of Infinity War‘s global press tour. They discuss their directing approach in allowing as much improvisation from their actors as averse to their approach in Captain America: Civil War and Winter Soldier. they stated:
“We were very tight with the scripts on Winter Soldier and Civil War, so there weren’t a lot of extras”
The film is the biggest Marvel film to date in terms of scale and would boast a packed ensemble of characters, some of which have never shared screen-time before. They further added:
This is a very big movie with a lot of characters in it, we played around with a lot of improvisation, because we had new chemistry that we were defining between characters. It was the first time ever that all these characters were on screen together, so we played around with quite a bit of footage, and I think there will be some good stuff for the DVD.”
It seems that Marvel and the Russo brothers went all out with this and chose to emphasize the characters in the upcoming film. This could serve the film quite well as films with such a grandiose ensemble that don’t focus on characters, can be overbearing.
One thing’s for certain, we could definitely hope for an Extended Blu-Ray of Infinity War sometime in the future.
Source: Digital Spy