Her name might not be Gail, but this is clearly an Ultimates moment. Hopefully we get that great scene from Ultimates in Cap 2 with Peggy.
I disagree. They needed Banner to track down the cosmic cube, they didn't want the Hulk because they didn't think Banner could control him. They even had that cell to contain him just incase (Loki hinted at it several times). Tony was the only one who seemed to think Hulk could fight alogside the Avengers, IMO.
We all know Fury will lie to get what he wants, but I don't think he and SHIELD trusted Hulk enough to let him roam free.
SOURCETwo factors. One: The movie was three hours long. Two: Audiences didn't respond to it as well in the movie as I think they would as a DVD extra. Most of them didn't know who this character was or what the context was, and they were like, Uhhh, I don't know why I'm supposed to be personally involved in this character I don't know. The rollout to the Avengers getting to Loki was so gradual that people were getting restless. I thought Cobie nailed it, and the reason I thought it was necessary is because I was trying to make a war movie and I wanted to give context that something bad had happened in the past. In a war movie, you don't know who's going to live or die, but you do know that this war happened and that [the characters] are going to be in a dire circumstance, and I wanted to create that atmosphere.
I was able to get what I needed without doing that. It was tough. I hated cutting it. I hated cutting the Captain America stuff with the waitress. At least I was able to call Ashley Johnson [who plays the waitress] and tell her that all her stuff was still in Much Ado About Nothing, since she had been cut out of Dollhouse, she had been cut out of The Avengers: "I swear you're still in the Shakespeare movie!" You know, those bits had seemed very personal to me, and part of doing Much Ado was that I could go back to The Avengers and say, "Oh, it's not about me. Even though its my film, it's about the Avengers. I am less important than the needs of the film."
Anyone who doesn't like Miles Morales is a racist.
The LOTR films were each 4 hours long (6+ in the DVD) and people still ate them up and the movie won Oscars and made millions at the box office!
Ghostbusters • Injustice: Gods Among Us • Invincible • Invincible Universe • Ultimate Spider-Man • Superior Spider-Man • Ultimates • Ultimate Wolverine • Ultimate X-Men • The Walking Dead
The two deleted scenes just didn't fit the tone of everything else. Well, I like the Cap scene, but I can see why it was taken out. The scene with Maria Hill would not have been the right way to open up the movie at all. And if you think the movie was lousy, then I don't see how an extra minute or so at the beginning would change that.
You're entitled to your own opinion, obviously. But there's no need to pretend that you're somehow better at watching movies than the rest of us. The Avengers is an objective success, both critically and commercially. Or maybe those people just "don't know how to watch movies."