The discarded scene would have taken place during Strange’s rescue from Ebony Maw.

Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have unveiled a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatchs Doctor Strange clad in Tony Starks Iron Man armor. The scene was reportedly shot as an alternative version of the sequence where Iron Man and Spider-Man rescue Strange from the clutches of Thanos minion Ebony Maw.Markus and McFeely revealed the shot during a Watch Party viewing of Avengers: Infinity War for, musing while there were other versions of the rescue, [s]ome were just too awesome (and long) to keep.So, there were other versions of this rescue. Some were just too awesome (and long) to keep. But still, one can dream… #Infinitywar#QuarantineWatchParty -SM (@ComicBook) April 27, 2020
While this costume change ultimately got the chop, Marvel undoubtedly has plenty more memorable Doctor Strange moments up its sleeve in the upcoming sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which was recently confirmed to have Spider-Man and Evil Dead director Sam Raimi at the helm.
Release date upheaval on account of the global coronavirus pandemic has seen the Doctor Strange sequel shift to March 25, 2022.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo also recently discussed their keenness to bring the dramatic conclusion to the MCUs Infinity Saga Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame back to cinemas for an encore performance (once theyre open again, that is).
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