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Alternate takes from the original Iron Man reveal room for Spider-Man and the X-Men in the MCU

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From the cutting room floor

Over the weekend at the Saturn Awards, in their 45th rendition, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took to the stage to accept the Stan Lee World-Builder Award, as well as drop some tidbits of Marvel movie goodness for the fans. Most-interesting, perhaps, was an alternate take of Iron Man's post-credits scene, back from 2008 (or more likely 2007, when it was in production).

The Tweet comes from Adam Hlavac, in which we see Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, referencing "radioactive bug bites and assorted mutants"; clear nods to our favorite web-slinger and Xavier's band of weirdos. 

The footage arrived alongside news of the Infinity Saga box set, which will serve as the de-facto release of Marvel Studios' 23 films.

The Iron Man take is a relic from a smaller time in the MCU, and has no real implications for the films moving forward, but it's a fun Easter egg for fans. If anything it's also proof of just how thought-out the Marvel schedule is, with contingencies like this planted to cover any possibilities, barring legal logistical nightmares.

Feige has commented on the role of the X-Men in the MCU's future, and currently Peter Parker's place in all this feels up in the air. The next installment of superhero action will be Black Widow, set for a May 1, 2020 release.

Watch: Kevin Feige Reveals Never-Seen ‘Iron Man 1’ Post-Credits Scene Referencing X-Men, Spider-Man [Collider]

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