Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HAWKEYE Cut Scene in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Revealed by the Russos



There's been a lot of talk about how Hawkeye was cut out of an early script draft of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed exactly what that scene was, in an appearance on ScreenRant.com's podcast.

"What it was going to be, we were trying to complicate the relationship between Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D agent friends. If Hawkeye got a call from S.H.I.E.L.D saying Captain America is a fugitive, would he listen to that call or not listen to that call? That sequence actually was heartbreaking for us to cut it. I think it ultimately might have been a conflict with Renner’s schedule. But there was a great sequence where Hawkeye was chasing Cap through Washington D.C. there was an awesome sequence where they confronted each other in a ravine on the outskirts of D.C. and Hawkeye was shooting a series of arrows closing in on Cap, Cap closing in on him. And then Cap took him down and he realized for the first time that Hawkeye was trying to trick S.H.I.E.L.D, where he whispered something into Cap’s ear that Cap had a tracker on his suit and to punch Hawkeye to make it look real, because there was a Quinjet hovering above where they were watching the feedback back at S.H.I.E.L.D. 
"So it was a cool sequence. But look, there’s a million iterations of films, and especially when dealing with Marvel movies where characters can come in or come out during the creative process. And you keep working and working like a Rubik’s Cube till you find the right configuration where everything lines up. So even though we lost that sequence, I think we may have streamlined the movie and made it a little bit more propulsive."

Very cool... and sad to see this cut out of the script. Hawkeye fans can only hope he will be included in Captain America 3 since there's "rumblings" about it right now. Plus, the Russos cannot talk about anything regarding Hawkeye as they develop the threequel's story and script right now.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier releases on Blu Ray and DVD on September 9 and is currently available for digital HD download. Captain America 3 releases in theaters on May 6, 2016 and will begin filming in Atlanta in spring 2015.



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