An alternate opening to The Avengers is online, focusing on Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill’s interrogation after the attack on New York. It’s a more emotional scene than the Loki one we saw in theaters, and really changes the dynamic between Nick Fury and Maria Hill. It shows that Hill may follow orders, but she has issues with Fury’s command. It takes from the comics; Hill always had a problem with Fury.
I actually prefer the alternate opening. The foreshadowing had the perfect misdirect with the implication that the Hulk turned on the Avengers and leveled the city. It would’ve ramped up the tension in the final battle with the thought that the Hulk would snap and attack everyone around him.
The Avengers comes out on Blu-ray September 25.