An alternate opening scene to this year’s The Avengers has been released on Yahoo! clips. This particular introduction to the film offers a much more somber tone than the released product ultimately adopted.
The clip opens with a shot that drifts through the streets of Manhattan in the aftermath of the film’s concluding battle, Chris Evans’ Captain America is solemnly watching a police officer assisting an injured civilian. The clip then also launches into Cobie Smulders as SHIELD Agent Maria Hill being debriefed in which she establishes a flashback structure for the film.
Though powerful, some may speculate the ultimate box office success of the film relied on the primarily positive outlook the film took on, which may explain the absence of this scene.
Check out the clip below.