Filmmakers have deleted movie scenes from their final masterpiece, normally due to time restraints.
However, sometimes deleted movie scenes turn out to have been a mistake.
Luckily, we found some of those important deleted scenes, that could have answered a lot of questions you might have about your favorite films.
Independence Day – David Codes An Alien Virus From The Roswell Crash
In the film, Independence Day, David is somehow able to create a computer virus to hack into the aliens’ ship shields.
However, we are never shown how he learned how to do so because there are so many deleted movie scenes.
In a deleted scene Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spinner’s Dr. Okun, are on an alien ship from the original Roswell operation.
While on the ship, David figures out there are strong similarities between the signal he detected and the ship’s computer system, allowing him to create a virus.
Aliens – Ripley Actually Mourns Her Daughter
In the beginning of Aliens, we discover that Ripley spent 57 years in hypersleep.
In the movie, Ripley finds out her daughter Amanda is dead and moves on rather quickly.
However, there is a lot of deleted movie scenes that shows much more.
The scene shows Ripley sitting down with company rep Carter Burke, and immediately asks about her daughter.
He reluctantly shows her a photo of Amanda at age 66, a picture taken at the time of her death. Ripley is shocked and overcome with grief.
Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi – Yoda Commands Obi-Wan Not To Tell Luke
Fans of the Star Wars film have many questions and issues with the films.
One being; why didn’t Obi-Wan tell Luke earlier who his father was?
However, this question is answered in a deleted movie scene.
While on his death, and Obi-Wan at his side, Yoda urges Obi-Wan to not tell Luke the truth about his father.
Yoda believed that Luke would be unable to fulfill his destiny of confronting Vadar.
So, even though Obi-Wan wanted to tell Luke, he obeyed his teacher.
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – Boromir’s Wants The Ring For His Father
In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, audiences easily become suspicious of Boromir’s real intentions.
He longingly watches the Ring through the movie and attempts to take it for himself.
However, in The Two Towers, audiences meet his little brother Faramir, who also seems to want the ring.
However, in a deleted movie scene we see a different side to the brothers.
After recapturing Osgiliath for Gondor, Denethor has a stern talk with Boromir. He tells Boromir that he must take the Ring and bring it back to Gondor. Therefore, we are lead to believe that Boromir was thinking about stealing the Ring to get the approval of his father.
Prometheus – Opening Ceremonial Sacrifice Proves Creation
In the original opening scene, audiences see a single Engineer take a sip of the liquid that leads to the disintegration of his body and spreads his DNA into the water.
However, in an alternate opening, multiple Engineers stand at the waterfall, all dressed in ceremonial robes.
He is handed the liquid by a fellow Engineer. Although this scene doesn’t help answer every question, it does help reconfirm that the Engineers had pre-planned the creation of humanity.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lex Luthor Has A Demonic Friend
At the end of Batman V Superman, audiences watch Lex Luthor get locked up in a cell.
As the iron bars shut on him, he says “he’s hungry, he’s found us, and he’s coming.”
But who is he, and how did Lex even get into jail? In the Ultimate Edition release, there is a deleted scene, where a SWAT team raids Luthor’s ship.
They also find Luthor with a demon.
Director Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers have confirmed this demon is supposed to be Steppenwolf.
Happy Gilmore – Orderly Gets A Beating
Throughout the whole movie of Happy Gilmore, we see Adam Sandler’s title character, beat up people when he gets frustrated or angry.
So why doesn’t Happy beat up the orderly, Hal, played by Ben Stiller, when he finds out he has been mistreating his grandmother?
He actually does. In one of the deleted movie scenes, Hal is thrown off the second story balcony, after which Ben Stiller comments on how strong Happy is.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Terminator’s Emotions Get Rewired
At the end of Terminator 2, before the Terminator enters his fiery death, audiences learn that he has learned about human emotion and that he has become attached to the beautiful Sarah and John Connor.
But how could a killing, fighting, machine learn to love?
It is discovered in a few of the deleted movies scenes.
While removing bullets from the Terminator, John takes the time to interrogate him.
He finds out that Skynet has added a neural processor but has the ability about emotions is set to “read-only.”
John wonders whether they can reset the switch. Sarah does surgery and open ups the Terminator’s cranium and does just that.
This explains how the Terminator becomes more emotional.
The Goonies – The Octopus Fight Scene
The 1980s cult classic film, The Goonies, had one big plot hole.
At the end, as the neighborhood kids were being interviewed by the news, Data says “the octopus was very scary.”
What octopus? In one of the deleted movies scenes, after jumping off the pirate ship, the gang was attacked by a giant octopus.
However, they defeated it using some 80s music.
The music sent the octopus into a frenzy and swam away.
Iron Man – Iron Man Gets To Afghanistan So Quickly Because He Was In Dubai
After watching a newscast in Malibu, California, somehow Iron Man gets to Afghanistan super quickly to catch the bad guys.
Even with his rocket booster speed, there’s no way he should have been able to do that so quickly.
The answer is, he was actually already in Dubai.
In one of the many deleted movie scenes, Tony tells Pepper to get the house in Dubai ready because he would like to throw a party.
It then cuts to the party scene where, of course, he immediately surrounds himself with women.
The Lion King – Nala Was Exiled Because She Refused Scar
In The Lion King, Nala randomly finds Simba in a far-off land with his two friends, Timon and Pumba.
She explains that Pride Rock is now barren and that’s why she left.
However, there is a different reason why she left. There is a deleted movies scenes, one which includes a song called “The Madness of King Scar.”
The scene explains that Scar wanted Nala to be his queen.
However, she refuses and she is banished from Pride Rock. However, the song is featured in the Broadway adaptation of the film.
I Am Legend – Twisted & Ironic Alternate Ending
The theatrical cut ending of I Am Legend shows virologist Robert Neville sacrificing himself, so other survivors, with the cure, could escape the infected.
Throughout the film, we also see Neville experimenting on the zombies, trying to find a cure.
In the ironic alternate ending, zombies do attack Neville’s lab. However, this time it wasn’t to kill Neville.
The zombies have actually just come to take back Neville’s latest test subject.
The ending would have humanized the zombies and Neville realizing he made a huge mistake, as he had been testing on a caring and aware race.
Blade Runner – The Unicorn Explained By A Dream
In the Director’s and Final Cut of the Blade Runner, there are deleted movies scenes that definitely should have been included in the theatrical version of the film.
At the end of the film, as Deckard is fleeing the apartment, he finds a silver origami unicorn.
As he picks it up, we hear Gaff’s words “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again who does?”
This is referring back to a dream that Deckard had of a running unicorn.
It is also implying that Gaff knows Deckard is a replicant.
X-Men – Storm’s Punch Line Before Killing Toad Explained
In the original X-Men, Storm is shown killing the toad. Before she strikes him down she says “Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? The same as everything else.”
What, why did she just say the super banal line?
There are a number of deleted movie scenes from this film, that may help explain her choice of words.
The scenes included a catchphrase by Toad, his lines were supposed to be “Do you know what happens to a toad when…”
However, it was left out and therefore, left viewers confused by Storm’s line.
Star Trek – Nero’s Timing Is Actually Coincidental
Nero, played by Eric Bana, kills Kirk’s father when Kirk, played by Chris Pine, is being born.
He somehow comes back right as Kirk becomes captain, and attacks the Federation.
Why did Nero come at this moment?
Does he have a vendetta against Kirk’s family?
The answer to that is no.
It was actually just coincidental that Nero showed up right as Kirk was named Captain.
In these deleted movies scenes, we see Nero is being held in a Klingon prison for 20 years.
However, Nero escapes and begins his search for the Starship Enterprise.
Dawn Of The Dead – Andy’s Diary Tapes
In the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, viewers follow a group of people stuck in a mall trying to stay alive in a zombie apocalypse.
They make contact with gun store owner, Andy, who is trapped close by.
We see Andy take down a bunch of zombies with the mall crowd.
However, we never actually learn anything about his character.
Luckily, on the DVD release of the movie, Andy’s video logs were included from the deleted movie scenes.
The videos discuss how he has limited food and the isolation is driving him insane.
In his last log, Andy is bitten by a zombie, and we see him rise from the floor as a new zombie.
Moana – Deleted Song
Moana is the most recently released Disney movie.
The film is about a girl who decides she has to sail the open ocean in order to save her island from an impending curse, brought on by the Demigod Maui.
There are deleted movie scenes in this film. In the scene, Moana and Maui sing a duet together called “Warrior.”
The duet was originally created to help show the 2 characters bonding.
Sadly, the song was cut, but the creators were still able to portray the strong bond between Maui and Moana.