Watch: 'Iron Man 3' & 'Avengers' Alternate Scene Storyboard Animatics
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2013
There's always deleted scenes that are left on the cutting room floor when a feature film makes its way towards the big screen, and many cases those scenes can be seen on the Blu-Ray or DVD releases of any given film. However, when dealing with a special effects heavy blockbusters like The Avengers or Iron Man 3, those deleted scenes are usually a little less complete, because those kind of editing decisions are made before special effects and other costly elements are figured into the film. But that doesn't mean we still can get a taste of alternate scenes in those films, and that's exactly what some storyboard animatics of scenes in the aforementioned Marvel movies offer us. Thankfully, some have been released online. Watch!
And here are D'Alessandro's storyboard animatics for The Avengers (via ComingSoon):
In the above storyboard animatics for Iron Man 3, you'll see a slightly different fate for The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), some more action for Rhodey (Don Cheadle) and a bit more fighting between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). Meanwhile, in the videos for The Avengers, there's some slightly different variations on some scenes from the big finale in Manhattan, including a different introduction to the alien army and their giant space slugs, which even Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is caught off guard by. There's also a much different confrontation between Loki and Tony Stark while the portal is being set up. All in all, this just goes to show you how a film like this evolves over time. Cool?