You won’t feel so good if you watched this before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War

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678-136-7092. Avengers: Infinity War shared Captain America’s phone number with the world.

It didn’t actually work, much to the chagrin of fans everywhere. But as we’ve now learned, it was originally supposed to work. The film’s creators wanted fans to be able to pick up on the brief Easter egg and use it to actually receive a message from Steve Rogers.

It never happened, obviously, but sibling directors Anthony and Joe Russo shared their idea and the reason it never panned out during a recent interview with Huffington Post.

“We actually had intended to create a fake voicemail from Steve Rogers,” Joe Russo said. “For the people that left the theater and called that number, they would get a voicemail from Steve Rogers.”

The number you see in the movie is the one the Russos had all set up. In the end, the higher powers-that-be at Disney intervened and said “no.”

“We had it all ready to go, but legal took that away from us,” Anthony Russo explained.

Too bad. It would have been a cool thing. Maybe one day (home video release, perhaps?) we’ll get to hear what the recording of Steve would have said. Here’s hoping it would have been something along the lines of the magical Captain America PSAs introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

You know the one. It’s a magical meme now that’s been kicking around for at least the last week and a half.

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