For those fanboys who thought The Avengers should've had a more melancholy tone à la The Dark Knight Rises, this is for you.
Before unspooling what would go on to become the summer's biggest popcorn flick and third-highest-grossing film of all time, writer-director Joss Whedon had a much darker alternate opening in mind for the breezy cinematic CGI spectacle that eventually made it to theaters.
Yahoo! has now posted a deleted scene that ended up on the cutting-room floor but is being included on The Avengers' Blu-ray edition, out Sept. 25.
So how different is it?