Hey, did you know that making movies is hard? Sitting in the theater, we don’t see all the intricacies and tiny details that went into shooting this or that scene, and most of the time it takes hours if not days to properly coordinate a complex scene or a stunt. And it doesn’t always work out in the end. Sometimes you just gotta delete a scene or two. But hey, that’s why we have Directors’ Cuts, right?
Here are 8 iconic movie scenes we almost didn’t get to see.
1. Iron Man 3 (2013)
The breath-taking scene of Iron Man rescuing people from the plane, aka “Barrel O’ Monkeys”, was shot using practical effects! Initially it was going to be 100% CGI, but thanks to the Red Bull Skydiving Team, who figured a way to do this scene without any green screens, we got to witness what could probably be the most dangerous stunt ever performed.
2. X-Men: First Class (2011)
Remember when Charles and Eric were gathering the new mutants and came across this lovely exotic dancer named Angel? Yeah, well, what you might not remember is the deleted scene, where Charles plays a mind trick on Angel and makes her see Eric wearing a dress. That’s right, Michael Fassbender actually wore a wig and a dress. Sadly, we didn’t get to see this in the theaters.
3. It (2017)
What would happen if the nigh-omnipotent Pennywise didn’t drag little Georgie into the sewers? Turns out Andrés Muschietti decided to make it happen. That’s right, in the alternative opening version, Georgie snags the paper boat and says “see you later” to the poor, confused clown.