While the X-Men have yet to join the Marvel universe and Spider-Man’s time has come and gone, a newly-released deleted scene from the original “Iron Man” proves how far in advance creators were thinking.
The scene, which was shown at the Saturn Awards on Saturday, is an extended version of Nick Fury’s big speech at the end of the film and it includes subtle but noticeable references to Spider-Man and the X-Men.
“I’m about to show you a deleted scene that has never been seen by anyone before right now,” Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios said while accepting the first-ever Stan Lee World Builder Award.
Viewers were able to see Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury talking to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. Rather than simply welcoming him to the team, he makes reference to a larger group by talking about “gamma accidents, radioactive bug bites and assorted mutants.” He even goes on to tell Stark that he’ll have to put up with “a spoiled brat who doesn’t play well with others and wants to keep all his toys to himself.”
There’s still time for Nick Fury’s dream team to come together.