As Keanu Reeves would say:
We always assumed that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was going to completely ignore Marvel characters it didn’t own, or couldn’t use in its movies. It took an unprecedented studio team-up between Disney and Sony to “lend” Spider-Man to the MCU for a few movies and to let the character appear in later Avengers movies.
Therefore the only way we ever expected the X-Men to show up was after the Fox acquisition by Disney.
However, it turns out they could have been lurking there, in the background, all along. Even Pre-Disney takeovers and cross-studio partnerships.
As Marvel limbers up for Phase 4 of its universe, it is flexing its muscles around ultimate editions of the first three phases, with unprecedented behind the scenes information and stacks of deleted scenes. Now, one such scene has come to light. A scene from all the way back at the start. From 2008’s original Iron Man.
At the end of that movie, in the first-ever post-credits stinger from the MCU, Samuel Jackson over-rides all Tony Stark’s security protocols at home and walks in like he owns the place. He is there to tell Stark about the Avengers initiative after Stark has refused to co-operate with the government in the climax to Iron Man.
In a deleted scene from that sequence, he originally included more detail. Fury says:
“As if gamma accidents, radioactive bug bites, and assorted mutants weren’t enough, I have to deal with a spoiled brat who doesn’t play well with others and wants to keep all his toys to himself.”
Here. See for yourself!
Revealing the video at the 45th annual Saturn Awards, Feige said:
“We pulled some things out of that vault that we said, ‘We’ll never show this to anybody, put it away.’
“We’re bringing them out… I’m about to show you a deleted scene that has never been seen by anyone before right now.”
More news on the ultimate editions of the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected shortly.