Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Avengers: Infinity War
Marvel may not have a Hall H panel at Comic-Con this year, but it wouldn't be Comic-Con with at least some Marvel presence - and attendees can catch an early look at one of the deleted scenes from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Avengers: Infinity War. The movie arrived in theaters in April, and has so far grossed more than $2 billion worldwide - stunning audiences with a cliffhanger ending that killed off half of all people in the universe, including half of all the superheroes.
Anticipation is naturally high for next year's Avengers 4, but so far Marvel has remained tight-lipped about the sequel (even the title has yet to be revealed). Fans have the recent release of Ant-Man and the Wasp and the upcoming release of Captain Marvel to tide them over - not to mention all the extra content that will arrive with Infinity War when it hits home video.
For a sneak peek at that content, Comic-Con attendees can head over to the offsite event "Group Hug," located at the Experience, near Petco Park. "Group Hug" is a kind of therapy session for fans who are still upset about the ending of Infinity War, and includes a new deleted scene from the movie. SlashFilm has a detailed description of the scene in question, which takes place after Thanos kidnaps Gamora and the rest of the Guardians are left stranded on Knowhere. Check out the description below.
We see Drax ripping the Zune off the ship’s sound system and Star-Lord is comically angry that he can’t listen to his favorite Kiss song.
“Turn it back on,” demands Star-Lord.
“Same song, again and again and again,” responds Drax.
“I told you, I screwed up man, I have to get back in the groove, specifically the New York Groove. Give me back my Zune! Give me the Zune!”
Drax tells Star-Lord that Mantis hates the song, and plays hot potato with the Zune keeping it out of Star-Lord’s reach. Quill tells Drax that it isn’t helping, that they “haven’t even left Knowhere yet and you aren’t helping!”
Star-Lord says that its Drax’s fault that they lost Gamora, which enrages him.
“No, we lost Gamora because YOU would not let ME seize the MOMENT!” responds Drax. “You tried to kill her!”
“She said I’d be saving the universe!” responds Star-Lord.
Meanwhile, during this whole argument, Mantis has been staring at a blinking yellow light on a display on the wall of the ship. It is only then that Star-Lord notices this. He looks at the light.
“Decoded message channel? How long has this been on?” Quill asks.
“It was so beautiful,” Mantis responds about the yellow glowing display. Star-Lord continues to get on Mantis’ back about the light and she says it was Drax’s job to watch that display.
“You didn’t see the blinking yellow light?” Star-Lord asks Drax.
“I did, but you said if it was yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down!” explains Drax.
“What are you talking about?” says Star-Lord, who notices that in the last five hours they’ve received 22 – now 23 – emergency messages. “From Nebula: Gamora’s alive!” Clicks next message. “Thanos is taking her to Titan!” Clicks next message. “Why aren’t you responding?” Clicks next message. “Why aren’t you responding? Are you getting my coded important secret messages?” He finds the coordinates to Titan and keys them into a map display.
“What happens if this is a trap?” asks Star-Lord.
If you weren't able to attend Comic-Con this year, don't worry - the scene in question (dubbed "The Guardians Get Their Groove Back") is one of the deleted scenes that Marvel has listed as being featured on the Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray. Other deleted scenes include "Happy Knows Best" (featuring the footage of Jon Favreau as Tony Stark's pal Happy Hogan that didn't make it into the theatrical cut), "Hunt For the Mind Stone" (in which Vision and Scarlet Witch hide from Thanos' henchmen), and "A Father's Choice" (in which Gamora confronts Thanos).
It's not just the other Guardians who were irritated by Star-Lord's actions in Infinity War. After discovering that Thanos had killed Gamora, Star-Lord flew into a rage that ruined the Avengers' carefully-laid plans for stopping Thanos, which subsequently led to the supervillain carrying out his dreaded finger snap. Currently, the only surviving member of the Guardians of the Galaxy is poor Rocket Raccoon, who was forced to watch his friend Groot (well, technically Groot's son) die all over again. If anyone needs a group hug right now, it's Rocket - but he's a little short on friends right now.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019