WHOOOOA!!! This is actually super surprising!
Apparently, The Avengers film earned itself am R-rating TWICE before it was deemed PG-13 ready for the theaters!
It's a film about super heroes saving the world, what could be so bad about that?!?
Well, apparently, the original cut of the scene that has Loki, aka Tom Hiddleston, killing Agent Phil Coulson, aka Clark Gregg, was WAAAY too gruesome for anything less than an R rating and it took them TWO cuts to make it okay!
The head of Marvel, Kevin Feige, revealed:
“When we submitted The Avengers, the first couple cuts of it came back from the MPAA rated R. That happened twice. So we went back and had to make adjustments.”
Ch-ch-check out the scene (below) at its PG-13-friendly state and then imagine how much WORSE Joss Whedon probably made the first two cuts! Yikes!
Let's hope that they'll, eventually, release the uncut version so we could see just how much gore Joss was ready to throw at viewers!
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