Black Panther and Black Widow may share a similar naming scheme, but their styles as superheroes couldn’t be farther apart.
As both highly-trained warriors who’ve both seen their share of suffering, they share an ideology based around pragmatism but have opposing goals and methods of execution. The scenes they shared in Captain America: Civil War were quite a thrill, as we could watch these two dynamic characters recognize both their similarities and their differences.
Yet, it seems even more moments such as these were left out of the theatrical release but are now included in the upcoming home media release of the film on September 2 via digital distribution and September 13 for Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.
USA Today has an exclusive preview of one of these deleted scenes, a quiet-but-tense vignette between Natasha and T’Challa as they discuss his indestructible super-suit and his plans for the Winter Soldier, before Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross comes in and awkwards up the place.
It’s also not the only deleted scene that’s sure to be included on the new release. IGN has reported that there’s another deleted scene featuring Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier. The scene foreshadows that, despite Barnes’ temporary fate at the end of Captain America: Civil War, he may one day take up the shield of Steve Rogers if he were not around for some reason, a callback to a famous storyline in the comics from the late 2000s.
That being said, don’t get too excited for an official “extended cut” of the film, as was the case with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition. According to a May interview with Slashfilm, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely confirm that the theatrical cut was only 13 minutes shorter than the initial cut produced by directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
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