Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Courtesy Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios.

Kevin Feige Reveals Never-Before-Seen Iron Man Post-Credits Scene Referencing X-Men & Spider-Man

Talked about a delayed reveal. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was on hand at the 45th annual Saturn Awards this past Friday night. The Saturn Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. It was a prime event for Feige to reveal to the world a never-before-seen version of an Iron Man post-credits scene. Feige’s big reveal came in a pre-taped message in which the super-producer was accepting the first-ever Stan Lee World Builder Award. Here’s what Feige had to say about the scene:

“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, we’re putting them on this disc, and I’m about to show you a deleted scene that has never been seen by anyone before right now.”

There’s good old Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), referencing a whole slew of our favorite supes in a single, brief scene. Fury’s talking to an unseen Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and he mentions gamma accidents (Hulk), radioactive bug bites (Spider-Man), and assorted mutants (the X-Men). Then he gets in a good burn on the “spoiled brat who doesn’t play well with others” (Tony Stark) in what amounts to a perfect Fury scene, simultaneously lamenting his role as superhero babysitter while secretly loving his role as superhero babysitter. He mentions his “Avengers initiative,” too.

What’s wild is this scene was shot well before there even was a Marvel Cinematic Universe, and before Marvel Studios had any access to Spider-Man, let alone the X-Men. So why’d they shoot this scene then? How’d they know that 11-years later, Marvel Studios would be a juggernaut, the MCU a phenomenon, and their access to superheroes now nearly unlimited (save for this recent Spidey dust-up)? Perhaps Feige had a crystal ball back then. Perhaps Doctor Strange told him the future. Whatever the case, this brand new scene will, we think, be one of a bunch like that will be included in the new Infinity Saga box set. This massive DVD set will include every Marvel film starting with 2008’s Iron Man all the way to this year’s Avengers: Endgame. 

Hopefully, we’ll learn a lot more when details about the Infinity Saga box set come to light. We imagine Feige and Marvel have a bunch of gems like this hidden in their archives.

Featured image: Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Courtesy Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios.

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