Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An alternate opening for The Avengers

Alternate endings are a dime a dozen in the film business. But an alternate opening? Not so much.

However, writer/director Joss Whedon did shoot a different beginning to his mega blockbuster, one that is darker in tone and hints at a subplot that was never fully explored. It takes place in the aftermath of the movie's final battle and explores S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill's troubled relationship with her boss, Nick Fury.

It's an OK start, but I believe the one in the finished production works better and gets us right into the action. Still, as a student of film, I enjoy watching stuff like this. The clip is included on the upcoming Blu-Ray of The Avengers, which hits the streets Sept. 25.

What say you, Basement Dwellers?


  1. It's crazy, first they give us a ton of previews to the movie and now they're giving away all the Blu Ray extras in advance? Excellent you have it on the site guys, don't get me wrong but man how hard are they working to sell one of the biggest movies of the decade??