People who like Zack Snyder and his work have a tendency to really like Zack Snyder and his work. So it’s no surprise that the shifts late in Justice League’s production, which include a hefty infusion of Joss Whedon-helmed reshoots and directorial judgments, would be unpalatable to Snyder’s diehards.
Almost every film you’ve ever seen was longer in an earlier version. That’s why they go through editing. But when a film is already long, it’s interesting to hear how filmmakers tried to deal with it. And director Denis Villeneuve reportedly considered something bold for Blade Runner 2049.
There’s a lot of unfortunate, understated horror in the curse put upon the household staff in Beauty and the Beast, dooming them to live out part of their lives not as humans, but everyday objects. But please, save your pity not for Chip, or Lumiere, or Cogsworth—save it for the poor guy who got turned into the toilet.
The final shot of The Blair Witch Project is haunting. It’s Michael standing in a corner, turned away so he won’t see the terrible thing about to happen to Heather, who is holding the camera. However, in a new interview, the filmmakers explained that was almost changed before release.
I, like the Joker, think that the appropriate response to a woman surfing a crashing motorcycle to get to you is to go take an acid bath.
The ending of the original Ghostbusters movie is inarguably epic. A giant marshmallow man terrorizes New York City, after all. But the scene was originally going to be MUCH bigger, and now you can get a sneak peek at what might have been.
C-3PO’s sage advice to R2-D2 in A New Hope served as a terse reminder as to why you should never cross Chewbacca—but The Force Awakens nearly had a scene that would’ve reminded us of this wisdom in a much more brutal fashion, and now you can see a glimpse of it.
We don’t really get to see Scott Summers use his classic visor in Apocalypse—he gets it as part of his final, ‘90s-inspired costume near the end, but that’s pretty much all we see of it. As this deleted scene shows, he almost got it a bit earlier in the movie... although he wasn’t too keen on the appearance at first.
At the start of Star Trek Beyond, it’s clear that Kirk is tired of being on the Enterprise. In this deleted scene, the crew of the Enterprise seems to be tired of him, too.
On paper, the idea of the original April O’Neil (Judith Hoag) meeting the new one (Megan Fox) in the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie seems clever and fun. But now that the scene itself is online, you can easily see why deleting it was absolutely the right decision.
Civil War had a lot of fun stuff in it, but its pitch-perfect introduction of the Black Panther is one of our absolute favorite parts. This new deleted scene featuring him and Black Widow having a loaded little chat is certainly no exception to the film’s rule that T’Challa basically has to be awesome in every scene…
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steve Rogers is the only Captain America—but that’s not the case in the comics, where many people have come to wield the shield. This fun little deleted scene from Civil War reveals that the movie was going to make sly reference to a few of those non-Steve Captains.
Zemo’s plan in Captain America: Civil War was full of so many twists, turns, and misdirects, it got your head spinning quicker than Spider-Man could swing his way around a Leipzig airport. But we’ve got a brand new deleted scene, making its debut here on io9, that shows a crucial early moment of that plan in action.
Before it was the billion dollar hit it ended up being, Zootopia was a very different movie. Nick was the main character, not Judy, and there was a much darker take on the distinction between predator and prey. You see a great example of that in this deleted scene.
Batman v Superman may have only just come out, but Warner Bros is already teasing the release of its R-rated home edition. They just posted this deleted scene to YouTube, and despite almost the entirety of the io9 staff having watched this movie over the weekend, none of us have a clue what’s going on. Spoilers ahead!
The Night’s Watch storyline in Game of Thrones last year was all about Jon’s struggle with command, both mentally and... uh, physically, especially in the season’s final episode. But now you can see even more of the simmering conflict between the Wildlings and the Night’s Watch that led to Jon’s downfall in this new…
Jon Arryn’s passing is given just a handful of shots in the first episode of Game of Thrones, but it’s the event that drives almost everything that’s happened in the series since. But according to Sir John Standing, the man behind the corpse, we almost saw a bit more of the character—and Cersei Lannister at her…
Tucked away in the recently released Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Blu-ray megaset are a few never-before-seen deleted scenes, including this one, where a drunken Drax the Destroyer discusses the origins of his tattoos with a couple of DT hallucinations.