Watch The Depressing Avengers Alternate Opening And Deleted Scene, Feel Captain America's Pain
Those of you who were hoping for a slightly darker, more emo Avengers instead of the big, fun, dumb superhero spectacle Joss Whedon delivered to overwhelming enthusiasm are in luck — that's exactly what a newly unveiled deleted Captain America scene and alternate opening sequence provide. Feel Steve Rogers' existential PAIN as he walks the streets of modern New York City, doomed to a rudderless time-jumping existence filled with dead friends and free wifi! Such is life, Steve. Welcome to the 21st century.
I mean, life is so hard for Cappy even a Stan Lee cameo can't wake him out of his ennui.
At least it's not as much of a downer as Cobie Smulders' bitchfest of a post-op report. This could've opened the movie — in flashback no less, the most overused device of them all — so let's all thank Whedon for lightening the mood. Can't wait to see what else awaits in the 30+ minutes of deleted footage when Avengers hits home video.