Thanks to the above deleted scene included on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of The Avengers, fans can finally get a look at how Joss Whedon originally intended to open his big, honking superhero blockbuster: Kinda quietly, with a S.H.I.E.L.D. debriefing of Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill that establishes her tense relationship with Nick Fury, and sets up the entire movie as a slightly grim flashback. It's definitely a much darker opening than what made it into the film, which was—if we recall correctly—a shot of all the Avengers doing the dishes while dancing and singing to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

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