10 Best MCU Deleted Scenes EVER

Those MCU moments that were bafflingly left on the cutting room floor.

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As of this writing, audiences have been graced with a whopping 27 movies in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. With no hint of slowing down any time soon, Disney and Marvel Studios also have another 12 films confirmed, with the first six of those with announced release dates that will see the MCU through until July 2023.

Of course, all of this is without even making mention of the various TV series that likewise exist within this shared realm of heroes and villains.

For now, the attention here is solely on the movies of the MCU, and in particular the focus is on certain select deleted scenes from these releases.

With each and every passing MCU film, there comes a handful of scenes that didn't make the theatrical cut. Whether those scenes with totally removed or tweaked for inclusion, these deleted moments can usually be found featured as bonus material and home releases of said pictures.

Some of these deleted scenes are nothing to write home about, with them not particularly adding anything to their respective films. For a group of other such scenes, though, they remain as pieces of intriguing brilliance that give a glimpse at what could've been.

Taking that into account, then, here are ten - well, kind of 11 - of the MCU's very best deleted sequences.

11. Hawkeye Vs. Captain America - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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More of an honorary mention rather than a full-on deleted scene, Captain America: The Winter Soldier nearly gave us the marvellous sight of Hawkeye and the Sentinel of Liberty doing battle throughout Washington, DC.

Of course, Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton made his MCU debut tangling with another of Earth's Mightiest Heroes - that being Hawkeye's role in trapping Thor for S.H.I.E.L.D. in the God of Thunder's debut outing - and The Winter Soldier was meant to see Barton butting heads with Steve Rogers.

As directors Anthony and Joe Russo explained on the Screen Rant Underground Podcast, this scene was sadly unable to be filmed due to a scheduling conflict for Renner.

What the scene would've involved, though, was Hawkeye being tasked with helping S.H.I.E.L.D. bring down Cap as the sequel's plot starts to unravel. This would've been a major chase sequence, with Clint firing a bunch of arrows in Rogers' direction as he closed in on his Avengers buddy. Once Hawkeye finally caught Steve, he'd whisper to him that S.H.I.E.L.D. had put a tracker on Captain America, before telling Rogers to punch him so that the watching S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier wouldn't become suspicious.

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