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'The Avengers' Alternate Opening

The movie is coming out next month on Blu-ray and DVD. Here's the alternate opening if you can't wait.

I told myself I wasn't going to post these clips anymore. The Avengers is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 25. We've been seeing deleted scenes, gag reels and that sort of stuff. It seems these clips shouldn't be released prior to the release of the actual disc. With the alternate opening being released on Yahoo Movies, I couldn't resist.

It definitely changes the tone of the movie. I can't imagine it actually opening like this. Pretty strange. Wonder if the rest would have still played out the same.

What do you think about this?

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Posted by Crono11

They definitely picked the right opening to have in the actual movie. Didn't really feel it with that one.

Posted by Dernman

She really has it out for Fury. I didn't see that in the movie. Probably a good thing they cut this.

Posted by Batnandez

I think it don't make no sense.

Posted by JonSmith

Well. The Hulk officially has given me my scare for a week in this alternate opening.

Posted by Ms. Omega

I am glad they went with the other opening.

Posted by cyberchop979

@Batnandez said:

I think it don't make no sense.

So you are saying that is does make sense?

Posted by JohnnyWalker

hulk scared the crap out of me

Posted by NyxEquitis

Yeeeeaaah.....No. That didn't really work out so well. The actual opening was a little fast as far as throwing you into the action, but it worked out well.

Posted by Pr1mus

Wow this is bad!

What Crono11 said, they picked the right opening for the theatrical release.

Posted by Oscars94

That opening makes us think that Hulk is the main enemy.

Posted by _Black

I don't really like it.

Posted by G-Man

I wasn't crazy about it but I love that shot of Cap. It could be its own poster.

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Posted by Queso6p4

It would have really put a damper on the whole fun feel of the move, that's for sure. Geez. That being said, I don't particularly like or dislike it but I respect it.

Posted by Crash_Recovery

Though I'm not a fan of the original opening of Avengers at all (Loki pokey stick is lame) this opening doesn't work with the context of the rest of the movie. It makes the presence of the Avengers sound like a disaster instead of a godsend. This is more appropriate for a Issue 6 of Ultimate vol 1, where the Avengers (Ultimates) intervene in a Hulk-out incident that racks up a triple-digit body count in the heart of NYC.

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The Avengers, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Posted by War Killer

While I find this being a bad way to have opened the movie, one of the things I like from it is that it shows us more of Maria Hill's personality. Having her criticize Nick Fury, believing him to be reckless and seeing the Avengers or the idea of "superheroes" as a bad idea, it's very much like the Maria Hill from the comics and I couldn't help but see seeds for the Super-Human Registration Act (even though I doubt we'll see that storyline in a movie anytime soon).

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

@Doctor!!!!! said:

Th Avengers, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Yeah I was thinking that. It was very bleak and not within the overall tone of the film I thought.

Posted by Chaos Burn

@Doctor!!!!! said:

Th Avengers, directed by Christopher Nolan.

nope, needed a heist in a plane/bank/mind to be a Nolan opening

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Posted by TheMess1428

I liked it. It would have made the movie pretty intense if the whole movie just kept flashing back to Hill talking to the board members throughout the whole movie.

Posted by BlackArmor

They certainly dodged a bullet not picking that opening. Sheesh

Posted by Duo_forbidden

It feels depressing, like they lost the battle. Glad they went with the original.

Posted by Ramier

I dont like it neither, it would have change the whole good feeling mood of how the movie ended.

Posted by Shazam78

Glad they didn't use this opening. Wait a good call for a film is the movie industry actually improving?!

Posted by TylerTheDestroyer

I think it's fair to say that this was a bad opening. But id like to know what would have made a great Avengers opening ?

Posted by longbowhunter

Hmmm....bleak.

Posted by benhoot

I liked the bleakness of it actually. I cant wait to see the alternate ending too.

I like the idea of fleshing out Maria Hill with this and showing that Nick Fury was taking flack for the invasion. He did disregard "the council's" decisions and this does push for Fury to possibly loosing his position to Hill...that is, whatever Fury does in SHIELD. The invasion was quite the Pyrrhic victory for New York.

"WHAT I DID WAS ASSEMBLE THE MOTHAF***IN` AVENGERS"

Posted by feargalr

The movie must have been pretty different... :/ This opening couldn't have worked with the movie as it was...

Posted by sora_thekey

Why does this portray Maria Hill as Nick Fury's enemy? In the movie you could tell that she didn't really enjoy receiving orders from him but I never got the idea that she would file complaints against him.

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Posted by CrimsonCake

I did not see the Hulk coming...

This opening seems to dark and I actually kind of liked it but I wouldn't choose it for the theatrical version.

Posted by jwalser3

This sucked.

Posted by joshmightbe

This opening is okay for a different movie but this movie wouldn't have worked if they'd taken it as serious as this intro implies.

Posted by weaponx

@feargalr said:

The movie must have been pretty different... :/ This opening couldn't have worked with the movie as it was...

Agreed. I wonder what it would have been like.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I may not watch the alternate opening until I get the Blu ray

Posted by mtbmonkey

I'm glad that the opening wasn't that. I didn't know Maria Hill was that mad at Nick Fury.

Posted by Danial79

Aside from giving some insight into Maria's distaste for superheroes, it doesn't really add much to the movie. I'm glad they tossed it.

Posted by BritishMonkey

This opening seems a little too spoiler-ish.

I still think Hulk is like a freaking horror monster in this too...

Posted by Slugg22

Wooow. Talk about Debbie Downer. Very glad they didn't use this. But it does make me think that they have something planned for Maria Hill (I know she's significant in the comics, but sometimes stuff gets shuffled on the way to the big screen...).

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@Crash_Recovery said:

Though I'm not a fan of the original opening of Avengers at all (Loki pokey stick is lame) this opening doesn't work with the context of the rest of the movie. It makes the presence of the Avengers sound like a disaster instead of a godsend. This is more appropriate for a Issue 6 of Ultimate vol 1, where the Avengers (Ultimates) intervene in a Hulk-out incident that racks up a triple-digit body count in the heart of NYC.

I agree with you, the Avengers are supposed to be the people we route for and we probably wouldn't route for them if they sound just as bad as the villains. This scene probably would have worked better as an after credits scene, at least I think so.

Posted by evilvegeta74

(And Nick Fury says in 5 , 4 ,3 , you get it!) Hill, Bi---! Say something else about me assembling the Avenger's , I dare ya! , I double dare ya!

Posted by wane88

The alternate opening will make a lot more sense when you see the alternate ending. Lets just say Maria had one of those "gotcha!" moments.

Posted by Ugbug

It's weird that it is released here in Australia on DVD and Blu-ray TODAY (Aug 29) , nearly a full month before you get it there in a US.

Posted by Grim

@G-Man said:

I wasn't crazy about it but I love that shot of Cap. It could be its own poster.

eexactly what i thought.

The only problem i really have with that opening is that it officially tells you that the world survives but a bunch of people died. That kinda spoils the illusion. I mean, we all know the heroes are going to live. BUT the audience still likes to be played with. Right off the back you know that Cap is fine and so is the world, and thats too much security for the beginning of a superhero movie. imo.

Posted by Om1kron

BLEEAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! lol

Posted by __transgojobot__

Never underestimate the importance of a solid editing crew. Thank-you, Jeff Ford and Lisa Lassek.

Posted by clemj

would have been something for me 

Posted by Lvenger

Quite a bleak opening. Reveals a lot more backstory on Maria Hill and her discontent with Fury ignoring the 'Council's' decision. Hulk's appearance startled me a bit.

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Posted by InnerVenom123

@G-Man said:

I wasn't crazy about it but I love that shot of Cap. It could be its own poster.

*Cough* Civil War *Cough*

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Interesting

Posted by Chaos Burn

@InnerVenom123 said:

@G-Man said:

I wasn't crazy about it but I love that shot of Cap. It could be its own poster.

*Cough* Civil War *Cough*

it'd be a loooong time off i think

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Posted by The Average Bear

I'm glad they didn't use this opening. It would've left a sour taste in the audiences mouth when Maria would appear on screen.

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