Given the cataclysmic finale of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s many a question that the currently reeling MCU fanbase would love the Powers That Be to answer. I can almost guarantee, however, how the post-credits shawarma sequence from The Avengers came to be, isn’t one of them. Or, at the very least, it would be near the bottom of the list.
As it turns out, though, when Infinity War makes the intergalactic journey to home video next month, a directors roundtable including Anthony and Joe Russo, Ryan Coogler, Peyton Reed, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Joss Whedon will be one of the exclusive bonus features accompanying the release. And, you guessed it, we’ve now got an excerpt from the sit-down in which the who’s who of Marvel helmsman discuss the truth about the aforementioned scene.
Evidently, before The Avengers hit theaters, Whedon apparently made a joke that we should see the heroes all eating shawarma for 30 seconds to Kevin Feige who, two months later, said, “I think we could do it.” Following the world premiere in Europe, there was apparently a shawarma place three blocks away and the producer got everybody in there to shoot the scene.
“So, you did a post-credits scene that you filmed after the premiere?” Favreau mentions.
“Yes, that’s the legend,” Whedon said. “It did not go out in Europe because we didn’t have time. It was while we were during press after the premiere, at the hotel. There was a shawarma place like three blocks away. He got everybody in there.”
It’s a pretty amusing story, and just one of many that’ll be featured on the upcoming home video release of Avengers: Infinity War. It won’t only be the directors roundtable that you get, either, as just last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we had our first look at a deleted scene from the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster, which should be included on the disc, too. Not only that, but yesterday, we posted a BTS clip of Robert Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin in action that should be packed in there as well.
Truthfully speaking, though, this directors roundtable seems like the best bonus content so far and you can look forward to watching it in full when Avengers: Infinity War hits store shelves next month, on August 14th.