Next May’s Captain America: Civil War will see Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) coming to literal blows over how best people like themselves can best serve and protect the rest of us mere powerless mortals. It is a conflict that has several seeds planted in this summer’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, including one scene that was shortened for the film’s final release.
That scene in its original form has now popped up online, thanks to Tumbler user luvindowney. Set after Ultron’s initial attack on the Avengers at Avengers Tower, it is a longer version of the discussion between Captain America and former SHIELD agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), in which Hill reveals a philosophical disagreement with Cap that informs both this film and the upcoming Civil War. The new material starts at the twenty-ix second mark and segues into a slightly different edited version of the exchange between Cap and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
As of now, Smulders has not been announced as being part of the Captain America: Civil War cast. It is possible that the scene was trimmed in part because this thematic point is covered elsewhere in the film and they don’t need to set up Hill’s position in the upcoming film.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron becomes available via streaming services September 8 and on blu-ray October 2.