With less than a month before The Avengers hits DVD and BluRay, Marvel has released an alternate opening sequence from the film. Rather than jumping right into the story as the theatrical final cut did, this alternate sequence features a flashback narrative from Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). Sufficed to say, the tone of the film, just from this opening sequence is very different. If Whedon had decided to go through with this format, we may have had Smulders' cutting into the story after the various action sequences.
While Hill and Fury don't necessarily get along, this opening sequence also paints a much more adversarial version of Hill.
Take a look at the footage below, courtesy of Yahoo. The Avengers hits home video September 25.