Why ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Writers Cut Cap-vs-Black Widow Fight Scene

“I think it works without this fight, but we certainly didn’t know if it would,” Stephen McFeely explains

“Captain America: Civil War” writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that a major fight they wrote into the movie never made it into its final cut.

“There was a good fight between Captain America and Black Widow that we lost mainly due to time,” Christopher Markus told Fandango.

The writers also reasoned that, at this point in the movie, the tensions between Cap (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) have been addressed. Couple that with Black Widow’s already explosive fight against Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), with whom she also has a close relationship, and the writers feared overkill.

“[Cap and Black Widow] clearly have a deep relationship even though they’re clearly on opposite sides, and you never know how many times you need to hit that over the course of the movie,” added McFeely. “I think it works without this fight, but we certainly didn’t know if it would.”

In the film, there is a huge brawl between two teams led by Iron Man and Captain America. Black Widow, Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision and War Machine are on one side, opposite Cap, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier and Paul Rudd on the other. And Spider-Man finds himself in the middle of it, too.

But who won the excised fight between Captain America and Black Widow?

“I guess Cap did,” Mcfeely said. “Let’s just say he got away in the moment, how about that?”