Agent Coulson's Death Scene Edited In European Home Release Of THE AVENGERS
Could this be proof that Marvel Studios are indeed planning to bring back Clark Gregg's 'Agent Coulson'? Well, no. Bleeding Cool have spotted the following difference in the US and UK versions of Marvel's The Avengers on DVD and Blu-ray, and as you can see, Loki's spear is no longer shown protruding from his chest. Surely this means that they're going to retcon his death, thereby making it a little easier to bring the popular character back in a future movie? Well, the scene is still intact in the US version and several others already released across the world. The BBFC had no problem approving Avengers Assemble '12A' rating when it was released in cinemas earlier this year and the scene WAS included in that cut. So, why has it happened? If anything, it seems like some sort of mistake, and after watching the film earlier today, it REALLY lessens the impact of the scene. Regardless, hopefully we'll get an explanation sooner rather than later. With Joss Whedon's commentary AND more special features, UK fans might just be better off importing a copy of the film from the US!
There's currently no word on WHY, but the European release of The Avengers on DVD and Blu-ray has been edited to make Agent Coulson's death a little less definite. Hit the jump for details and a comparison image showing the alterations.
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
RELEASE DATE: September 17th, 2012 (UK) September 25th, 2012 (US)
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