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.
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It all comes down to this movie. Over the past few summers we’ve been watching some bearable and some insufferable superhero movies so Marvel could slowly build up to their gigantic mega-movie muscle The Avengers.
Though the newest trailer doesn’t tell us much about the plot, we know the superheros are called to save the world and catch a quick glimpse of the Transformers-esque aliens. I’m not huge into some of the more recent superhero movies but this one looks pretty epic. The music alone is reminiscent of Inception.
The superheros are Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk — who were successful in recent summer blockbusters. Then we also get the Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury who have made appearances in in Marvel films.
The film, which is directed by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon, will be out on May. Will you see it?
Although cutie Chris Evans has said yes to play Captain America, Emily says she is not interested to play Peggy, Captain America’s love.
This story was reported by PerezHilton however there has been no reason offered by Blunt why she turned down the role.
Sources say that Keira Knightley and Alice Eve are next on Marvel’s list.
And Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America, has finally found Gossip Girl actor Sebastian Stan to join the cast as the supporter James “Bucky” Barnes.
According to MTV news, Stan has agreed to the 2011 film about soldier-turned-superhero Steve Rogers, as well as five or six additional Marvel movies- most likely as part of the The Avengers franchise. The current film will concentrate on the early days of Steve Rogers and his beginnings as Captain America.
The deal for Evans is potentially quite lucrative. Evans has accepted an offer from Marvel Studios to star as Steve Rogers in “Captain America” and nine other Marvel features, including potential sequels, “The Avengers” and other unannounced projects.
With the addition of “Captain America” to his resume, Evans is basically comic book royalty. Along with “Fantastic Four,” Evans will also appear in forthcoming adaptations of “The Losers” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
Marvel Entertainment Inc., home of famed comic book characters such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four, was purchased by Walt Disney Co. today.
The deal did not come cheap – Walt Disney Studios shelled out $4 billion in cash and stock to own the comic book catalogue consisting of more than 5,000 characters, some of which were created by legendary Stan Lee.
“This transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters . . . with Disney’s creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories,” said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Walt Disney Company in a press release.