The Avengers is coming out at the end of September on Blu-ray and DVD, and deleted scenes have already started leaking onto the Internet.
It’s hard to believe Whedon cut the following scene about what Captain America did before The Avengers. It’s an emotional albeit quiet progression of his life, that highlights his loneliness and disconnection with the modern world. Whedon told NY Mag he really hated cutting it.
Whedon also cut a poignant scene with Cap and former flame Peggy in the present day. About that scene, Whedon told the New York Times: ”It was killing the rhythm of the thing. And we did have a lot of Cap, because he really was the in for me.”
Also on the chopping room floor was an alternate opening sequence, that starts with a catastrophe and monologue from Cobie Smulders. Watch it below.
Alternate opening scene: