This article covers all the known deleted scenes from the 2007 film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Some of the sequences here never progressed past the early script or storyboard stages, while others were filmed before being cut during the editing process.
Note that sequences initially deleted from the theatrical release of the film but later reinstated in its extended cut are not noted here; details on these scenes can instead be found in the Unrated Edition article.
Loading the Mother ShipEditA sequence was planned showing the Predators aboard the Mother Ship loading the smaller Scout Ship with vials containing Facehuggers and other supplies before it separates and heads back to Earth, but the scene was dropped before the effects were completed due to budget restraints.
The Predalien's FateEditIn early versions of the script, the Predalien actually died in the Scout Ship crash and played no further role in the film. This was changed when it was decided to make the creature's appearance the centerpiece of the film.
Footage was filmed of Wolf discovering Predators that had been skinned by the Predalien and hung from the ceiling inside the crashed Scout Ship. The discovery was to enrage Wolf and spur him on with his mission to destroy the creature. However, in the final film the Predator traits displayed by the Predalien were substantially scaled back, and as a result the scene was re-edited and the footage of the bodies removed.Despite the removal of the concept, the skinned Predator corpses do actually appear very briefly in the movie — they can be seen in the background behind Wolf when he attaches Bull's Plasmacaster to his shoulder, although their traditionally florescent green blood has been digitally dulled so as to make them far less obvious.
Carrie's DeathEditThe scene where Carrie is impregnated in the diner kitchen was originally longer, starting from the moment where slime drips on her arm as she is throwing the trash into the dumpster — the culprit, the Predalien, was to be seen (by the audience, but not Carrie) on the building's roof, and several shots were to be shown through the creature's point of view. Predalien POV was to be used again when it corners her inside after killing Ritchie, and it would use its "vision" to detect the fetus inside Carrie, the implication being that it targeted her so that the unborn baby would become food for the Bellybursters it implanted.
Kendra & Curtis Part IEdit
A complete sub-plot featuring the characters of Kendra and Curtis was deleted from the film, and as a result the two characters were all but removed from the film (they still appear very briefly in the background when Dallas is at the diner, and Curtis is still listed in the film's credits). The first scene involving the two children took place in the hospital, to which they had gone so that Curtis could receive treatment for his injured hand. The doctor would have sent them upstairs, where nurse Helen bandaged Curtis' hand. While there, the children see the Predalien looking at the babies in the maternity ward, and when they knock something over it begins hunting for them. They are spared when Helen returns, and the Predalien kills her instead (as is seen in the finished film).Kendra and Curtis were removed from the film because it was feared yet another plot point involving the death of young children would be too much for the audience to stomach.
Gun Store FightEditA larger fight sequence between Wolf and the Warriors inside the gun store was scripted, which would have begun with the survivors fleeing after Earl and Scotty are killed only to find themselves trapped between the two hostile alien species. The fight scene had to be scaled back when it was discovered the filming location was far smaller and more cramped than anticipated.
Kendra & Curtis Part IIEditA later scene showed Kendra and Curtis escaping in a car that they have taken, only for a Xenomorph to land on the roof. They slam on the brakes, throwing it off (a nod to the scene with Ripley in the APC in Aliens), and it lands in front the main characters, who have just armed themselves in the gun store. The group fires at the downed Warrior, killing it, before another appears. Kelly jumps on the Browning M2 machine gun mounted on one of the nearby National Guard vehicles and guns the creature down (footage of Kelly firing the .50 cal can be seen briefly in the film's trailer), saving her daughter Molly in the process. Kendra and Curtis then join the survivors.
In the HiveEditThe firefight between the survivors and the Xenomorphs in the hospital was to be more extensive, while the confrontation between Wolf and the Xenomorphs immediately after this was likewise going to be two to three times longer. It was also planned to build the entire Hived hospital ward set on stilts, raised two to three feet above ground level, so that the Xenomorphs' acid blood could be shown melting large holes in the floor when they died. This idea had to be scrapped when it proved prohibitively expensive to build such a complex set.
Ricky's FateEditA significant change made during filming involved the fate of Ricky, who was originally killed by the Predalien in the hospital; after the creature impaled him, it was to tear him in half, much like Bishop in Aliens. A negative audience reaction to the character's death saw the end of the film re-shot to incorporate Ricky's survival.
Rooftop FightEditMuch like many of the other Aliens vs. Predator fights in the film, the final conflict between Wolf and the Aliens on the roof of the town's hospital was planned to be considerably longer. Aside from general combat between the two species, more specific elements that were removed included Wolf emerging onto the roof literally dripping in florescent Predator blood, indicating his fight against the many Warriors inside the building had been savage and bloody instead of the rather one-sided massacre it appears to be in the finished film. The idea had to be dropped because the heavy rain effects almost immediately washed the blood off of the suit. Later, when Wolf and the Predalien finally beat each other to a stalemate, Wolf was to impale the Predalien's head with it's own severed inner jaw rather than his Wristblades, and the blood spilled was to melt off the Predator's left arm.
Nuclear AftermathEditThe scenes of the survivors in the woods following the helicopter crash were to feature ash, created by the nuclear destruction of the town, falling from the sky like snow, but the production was refused permission to create the effects out for environmental reasons.
Alternate Ending: Special Forces MassacreEditAn alternate ending was shot where the special forces team guns the survivors down after Dallas hands over the Plasma Pistol, ensuring there are no survivors. However, such a downbeat ending was considered needlessly depressing, and so the version with the group surviving was used instead.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Greg Strause, Colin Strause, John Davis. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem audio commentary (2008), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
- ↑ Greg Strause, Colin Strause, John Davis, Tom Woodruff, Jr.. The Making of AVPR (2008), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "AVPGalaxy - AvP Requiem Deleted Scenes". Retrieved on 2014-09-17.