9. Numbers Game
There are quite a few little details revealed in the Infinity War commentary worth mentioning, including confirmation that the entire film takes place over the span of less than two days (from Thanos killing Loki to snapping everyone out of existence). A few more numbers given: the Wakandan army numbered about 500 on-screen warriors (digitally boosted up from 70 Wakandan warrior extras), while the “space dog” aliens numbered 10,000 strong.
8. Thanos Originally Let Gamora Escape
As revealed on the commentary track, two different versions of the scene in which Thanos tells Gamora that he knows she lied to him about the Soul Stone were shot. The shorter version is the one we see in the film, but the other one — included in the Blu-ray’s deleted scenes — includes a flashback sequence showing a younger Gamora returning to Thanos from battle. This same scene includes a line in which Thanos tells Gamora that he let her escape from him (all part of his master plan, we guess), which seems a little odd considering how much he supposedly loves her. To be honest, we’re happy this version didn’t make it into the film.
7. Cap Almost Didn’t Show Up Until The End Of The Movie
Even though Chris Evans is one of the film’s top-billed stars, he really doesn’t have that big of a role in Infinity War. He gets that totally awesome entrance in Edinburgh, helps lead the defense of Wakanda, and holds Thanos back for all of five seconds (which is admittedly pretty impressive) but overall, there’s a lot less of Steve Rogers than we’re used to seeing.
It may come as a surprise then to learn that the original plan was for Cap to not even show up until the last 20 minutes of the film – after Thanos had already arrived in Wakanda! We’re happy that idea was scrapped and also to learn that Captain America will have a much bigger story in Avengers 4, which makes sense since it will more than likely be Chris Evans’ final appearance as the iconic hero.