'The Avengers' Alternate Opening

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Posted by G-Man (29422 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by Crono11 (54 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Posted by Dernman (14016 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it don't make no sense.

#4 Posted by JonSmith (3822 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by Ms. Omega (4202 posts) - - Show Bio

I am glad they went with the other opening.

#6 Posted by cyberchop979 (449 posts) - - Show Bio

@Batnandez said:

I think it don't make no sense.

So you are saying that is does make sense?

#7 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

hulk scared the crap out of me

#8 Posted by NyxEquitis (401 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#9 Posted by Pr1mus (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this is bad!

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

#10 Posted by Oscars94 (2000 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by _Black (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really like it.

#12 Posted by G-Man (29422 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#13 Posted by Queso6p4 (1411 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#14 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#15 Edited by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers, directed by Christopher Nolan.

#16 Posted by War Killer (19484 posts) - - Show Bio

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).

#17 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7497 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#18 Posted by Chaos Burn (1755 posts) - - Show Bio

@Doctor!!!!! said:

Th Avengers, directed by Christopher Nolan.

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

#19 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#20 Posted by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

They certainly dodged a bullet not picking that opening. Sheesh

#21 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1160 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by Ramier (79 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by Shazam78 (134 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by TylerTheDestroyer (17 posts) - - Show Bio

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 ?

#25 Posted by longbowhunter (5841 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm....bleak.

#26 Posted by benhoot (18 posts) - - Show Bio

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"

#27 Posted by feargalr (1123 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#28 Posted by sora_thekey (8107 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#29 Posted by CrimsonCake (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#30 Posted by jwalser3 (4413 posts) - - Show Bio

This sucked.

#31 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#32 Posted by weaponx (1562 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#33 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8755 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Posted by mtbmonkey (52 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by Danial79 (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#36 Posted by BritishMonkey (309 posts) - - Show Bio

This opening seems a little too spoiler-ish.

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

#37 Posted by Slugg22 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

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...).

#38 Edited by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#39 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

(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!

#40 Posted by wane88 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#41 Posted by Ugbug (23 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#42 Posted by Grim (2075 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#43 Posted by Om1kron (1168 posts) - - Show Bio

BLEEAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! lol

#44 Posted by __transgojobot__ (46 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#45 Posted by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio

would have been something for me 

#46 Posted by Lvenger (16054 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#47 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29331 posts) - - Show Bio

@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*

#48 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting

#49 Posted by Chaos Burn (1755 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#50 Posted by The Average Bear (2049 posts) - - Show Bio

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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