Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers for Avengers:Infinity War and Avengers:Endgame shared that there was a deleted scene in Avengers:Infinity War that went overboard – and it involved bloody mashed potatoes.
IGN’s David Griffin asked Markus and McFeely if there were any moments in writing Infinity War or Endgame that was deemed “going too far” when they presented it to the producers and Kevin Feige.
“There was one scene, it was in Infinity War, We wrote it, we didn’t shoot it. It was part and parcel of a whole thing where we realised we were picking up the characters too early in their arc before Thanos had gotten to them. It was a scene of basically Widow and Falcon and Cap in hiding post-Civil War and they’d just been through a big fight with criminals, and Cap was eating mashed potatoes, says Markus began.
“You’re bleeding into your mashed potatoes.” He looks at him like…yeah he is bleeding into his mashed potatoes. I remember Kevin [Feige] going “He’s bleeding into his mashed potatoes?! I don’t want to see that!” Yeah, maybe we went a little too…something.” Falcon says
There is a list of stories on some of the many scenes cut from both Infinity War and Endgame and these mashed potatoes story is just one of them.
Among others are “Doctor Strange’s Magical Mystery Tour” and the Living Tribunal, The Birth of Smart Hulk, Captain America and Red Skull teaming up, and Thanos killing the past Avengers.
The Avengers:Infinity War scene earned IGN’s number 5 spot in their ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga.
If you want to see more of Captain America minus the mashed potatoes and Infinity War and Endgame, check out IGN‘s look at if what Captain America did at the end of Endgame was the right thing to do.
Discover 27 awesome callbacks to older MCU films in Endgame, and read IGN’s breakdown of all the deleted scenes that did make it into Avengers: Infinity War.