Over two years ago, a leak surfaced online showing Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) teaming up on what appeared to be a foreign planet. With Avengers: Infinity War being the most hyped movie in recent history at the time, many figured it was a fake leak; after all, there’s no way Marvel Studios would allow something of the nature to make it out the doors before the movie hit theaters. As it turns out, the leak was the real deal — that much has been confirmed thanks to the Infinity War box set Marvel fans started receiving this week.
On the set’s bonus disc full of deleted scenes, one of the scenes for Avengers: Infinity War was the scene leaked on the camera monitors in July 2017. The scene is pretty gnarly in its own right, as it takes place after Thanos (Josh Brolin) wakes up from Mantis’ (Pom Klementieff) sway. Using the Infinity Gauntlet, he’s able to rip the souls from the bodies of the Guardians, forcing Strange to order Spider-Man to help out. Spidey then collects the physical bodies of the Guardians on Titan and takes them to Mantis, who’s able to reconnect the souls with their respective bodies.
The leak was particularly chilling at the time because the monitor reads “Peter! Protect them. They’re not dead,” a line no fan wants to read ahead of a massive team-up flick. It’s one of the many scenes included on the packed disc, all of which appear to be completely unique to the massive box set.
Avengers: Infinity War is available to stream through Netflix.
Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Marvel Studios has yet to set release dates for its theatrical releases in Ant-Man 3 and Blade or the Disney+ shows consisting of Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.
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