We’re still pouring through all the goodies in this week’s newly released Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One -- Avengers Assembled box set, but the guys at MTV and Comic Book Movie have already found a bunch of deleted scenes from The Avengers and an alternate ending from Iron Man 2. If you’re hankering for some new Marvel goodies, these should satisfy on some level.
Generally speaking, deleted scenes get cut for a reason – mostly because something didn’t quite work in them, or the FX were off, or they just didn’t add anything to the narrative flow of the story – and these clips are no exception. It is sort of interesting to look at them as “works in progress”, though. The rough FX work and occasionally dodgy bit of CGI gives you a newfound appreciation for how the finished films look and how actors have to use their imaginations in the age of blue screen and motion-capture suits.
Most of the scenes from Whedon’s Avengers are throwaways, but the Iron Man 2 alternate ending is certainly worth seeing – if only because it seems more substantial than most of the other clips. It’s still not anything all that special.
Check out all of the spots below and see what you think. Is there anything here you think should have been spared the editor’s splicer? Share your opinion in the comment section.