The Avengers is a little over a month away from hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download, and now the first deleted scene has been released. [Spoilers ahead] The scene expands past Bruce Banner’s conversation with the security guard (Harry Dean Stanton) where the guard remarks, “Well, son, it looks like you have a condition.” The deleted scene features Banner arguing with himself on whether or not he should head back into the fight, and receiving some wise council from the kindly security guard. It’s a nice scene, but it’s also easy to see why it was cut. I’m always happy to see Mark Ruffalo do more of his Bruce Banner, but the scene is a bit unnecessary since we know the Hulk is going to show up for the climactic battle.
Hit the jump to check out the scene, and click here to watch Joss Whedon talks about deleted scenes. The Avengers hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on September 25th. You can also pre-order the set right now on Amazon.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Avengers:
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. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.