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Avengers Deleted Scene Shows Alternate Captain America Intro

Marvel has released yet another look at The Avengers Blu-ray special features, this time to Latino Review. (UPDATE: It appears the video wasn’t Disney-approved, as it’s been removed at the source.)

The latest video is a deleted scene that helps bridge the gap between the end of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Sentinel of Liberty’s first appearance in The Avengers. Here we get an alternate introductory scene that shows Captain America coping with the fact that he’s lost everyone close to him, including a short but poignant moment where we see him considering calling his former love Peggy Carter.

But what’s interesting about the scene is that it also does a great job setting up the dynamic between Tony Stark and Captain America that we see for the rest of the movie. The two Avengers constantly butt heads, and here we see that part of that stems from the fact Cap was good friends with Tony’s father Howard (played in Captain America by Dominic Cooper). No wonder Captain America had a difficult time adjusting to Tony’s inflated personality. Honestly, audiences likely would have benefited from seeing even a portion of this scene in the finished film.

This scene also offers an alternate Stan Lee cameo. We have to admit, we like the one used in the final cut of The Avengers much more. But at least we know where that blonde waitress at the end of the film came from!

Marvel has wasted no effort promoting all the great special features that will be available on The Avengers Blu-ray. We’ve already seen a featurette focusing on Robert Downey Jr., a deleted scene where Bruce Banner ponders the Hulk and a very dark alternate opening scene. Still, our favorite of the special features released is definitely the hilarious blooper reel.

Arriving Sept. 25, the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack retails for $49.99; the two-disc Blu-ray combo back is $39.99. The one-disc DVD is $29.99. The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.


  • Patrick Keely

    I really enjoyed this deleted scene.  I think it would’ve worked better with the opening scene with Maria Hill, because it would have been a slower paced film and this would have fit better there, but the movie was great as is so, my hope will be that we’ll have more scenes like this when Cap 2 comes out.

  • Richard Casey

    “Knock the Axis on their Baxis” CLASSIC Whedon line.

    Gotta say, the deleted scenes i’ve seen so far kinda make me think there’s another cut of this film somewhere that’s different tonally to what we got. I LOVED Avengers, but having seen all these deleted scenes, I’d HAPPILY double dip if they released a Director’s Cut further down the line. 

  • Cjorg2

    I can`t believe you guys are getting this so late in the states. It`s crazy! Marvel Studios are creating a situation in which this will beat Avatar as the most illegally downloaded movie in history. I bought the bluray last Tuesday and while the film is still excellent, the special features attached to this disc are embarrassing! A handful of deleted scenes, and only a 6 minutes features disc about the movies production that gives nothing. No mention of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, the comic, the Ultimates, how they planned out the franchise, nothing even on the new cast! Pathetic.

    One of the best films of 2012 but one of the worst Bluray discs of 2012. A wasted opportunity.

  • Mikey Ramone

    This is why I HATE watching deleted scenes! It always makes me wonder why in the hell did they leave that out?!

  • Skitch

    And now we know the whole “Cap demasking” during the third act wasn’t just to get Chris Evans’ face some more screen time — it actually had a story element with the waitress. I can see why they left it out of the final cut, but this really was a great scene.

  • Docavalon

    I LOVEd this scene, the WWII footage, seeing that Steve is an artist at heart, and the whole “ask for her number you moron” bit

    I can only assume that it was cut because Chris Evans already had more screen time than any other actor (someone checked)

      i really hope theres an option where I can splice this into the actual film.

  • Docavalon


    ohhh I didn’t realize that….excellent point! Thought it was just another “every hero has to have his mask torn off” scene

  • kalorama

    The deleted scenes feel more like “pure Whedon” to me than just about anything else in the movie. My guess is that their removal had less to do with any sudden epiphany by Whedon himself and more to do with the guidance and oversight (what some angry fans like to decry as “interference”) of the producer and the studio to help shape the movie’s tone into something less  foreboding. 

  • kalorama

    I doubt Evans screen time had anything at all to do with it. Most likely it was some combo of the studion thinking that the movie (A) was running too long and some pruning was needed and/or (B) they felt like the dour tone of the sequence wasn’t in keeping with how they wanted to present the character.

  • Gary Jones

    I think Stan’s cameo here worked a lot better. The one in the movie felt forced but this was just a guy.

    Perhaps that’s just me.

  • Waddupjoshjohn

     the full release of sept. 25th of the blu-ray will include so much more, they said that it will be a companion piece for the ones that already sold over in Europe. so it looks like we’re ALL going to get the special featurettes all together!

  • Rowan Charlton

    This was great.
    This was what I wanted the introduction of Captain America to be in The Avengers, not the one we got. I wanted a conclusion and see him coping with the sudden change.

  • JimmyJ

    I believe that was Whedon himself as the Old Timey Announcer

  • Steven Mckee

    I really liked this scene.

    This really should have been in the film. It gave more of an indication of exactly how Cap was feeling. Definitely had that Man Out Of Time feel.

  • Vincent Nebron Southern

    This would’ve been a great opener for Captain America 2!!!

  • Dylan Angeline

    Did anyone else notice that the newspaper was from WWI? It said Kaiser on it and the date was 1914. haha.  I’m guessing the newsreel was a quick job for the blu-ray.  

  • Ian

    Totally agree, this scene should have stayed in.  It gives a context of depth that Cap didn’t get for the rest of the film.  Hopefully in Captain America 2 he will actually go visit Peggy (although she’s gotta be pushing into the upper 90’s in age!)

  • Docavalon

    hmm actualy there really dosen’t seem to eb too mcuh that says this scene couldn’t become the opening scene from Captain America 2

  • CapertheFox

    Did these guys troll us? Because their is no link to a deleted scene.That’s not funny 

  • Dylan Angeline

    Of course they didn’t, do you not see all the comments discussing the video?  It must have been taken down for copyright reasons.

  • Aunty Jenny

    argh! sorry no matches found?  How am I supposed to get to see this?

  • nicknack

    he is fine for an old man