13. Valkyrie Lives!
Yeah, this was all but confirmed previously, but we now have confirmation that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie survived the attack on Thor’s ship, along with several other Asgardians. Unfortunately, no one’s giving any ideas on how she managed to get away, but Christopher Markus did leave us with one tidbit that has us very worried: “Pray for Korg.” C’mon, don’t play us like that!
12. Why The Attack On Xandar Wasn’t Shown
Avengers: Infinity War is an incredibly busy movie and it goes without saying that a lot of scenes ended up on the cutting room floor in order to keep the film’s pacing and length at manageable levels. However, one significant scene that many felt should have been in Infinity War, even just briefly, is Thanos’ attack on Xandar, which happens prior to the attack on Thor’s ship that opens the movie. The Russos have previously stated that they chose to not show the Xandar battle because they “thought it’d be one too many” in terms of scenes showing how Thanos gets the Infinity Stones but according to Christopher Markus, they actually had a whole scene planned out that would have also included Gamora and Thanos coming face-to-face much earlier on:
“We wrote a version of Thanos attacking Xandar and it had a similar purpose in the script to what Knowhere does now. It was a place where Thanos and Gamora encountered each other but the fact of the matter is you know exactly what… If Thanos went to Xandar to get that stone, you know what happened. It was a big battle and he got it.”
Okay fine, but why did we get a scene with the Collector and the Reality Stone then? According to McFeely, it all has to do with scenes needing to accomplish more than just one thing:
“[We wanted to] make every Stone collection an emotional moment. Sometimes its because there’s a person who is either wearing one or has one in his head and sometimes it’s because of who Thanos encounters there, what you have to get it, who you have to sacrifice…Scenes need to do more than one thing and every Stone collection scene is going to be plot based but we also wanted it to be deeply character based.”
http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Xandar Source: Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki