A gag reel from Marvel’s The Avengers surfaced online Monday. The 4-minute video has your typical line flubs, prop issues, and a few stunts going awry. However, fans will also enjoy watching Joss Wheadon hamming it up on the set with the cast, Tom Hiddleston as Loki doing a spot-on impersonation of Alan Rickman’s character from Die Hard, and Thor…who apparently can’t catch anything. This is the first time Marvel has decided to include a gag reel in any of its home film releases.
There was also two extended scenes posted online; one of Bruce Banner having an extended chat with Harry Dean Stanton after his drop from the carrier. The other being a longer conversation between Loki and a possessed Barton. Interesting enough, both the Barton scene and the gag reel were posted by a brand new YouTube account, which just screams plant, so Marvel can hype up the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of the movie and then pull the account when they feel like it. Regardless of their intentions, the released footage was very enjoyable to watch.
You can watch all three videos after the break.
The film will be released on September 25th, 2012 in 3 different packages; a premium $49.99 4-disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack (BD-3D, BD-2D, DVD, Digital Copy, and Digital Download), a standard $39.99 2-disc Combo Pack (BD-2D, DVD), and a $29.99 1-disc DVD. The Digital and both Blu-Ray versions will include additional featurettes not found on the DVD. Pricey to most, but considering I spent more than that on the Tron Legacy and Star Wars Blu-Ray premium combo packs, not to mention it’s a kick-ass movie, it’s something I definitely plan on picking up.
Marvel is also utilizing Disney’s Second-Screen App for the Avengers. The app has been regularly updated for the past 2 months with behind-the-scenes content and games, which will lead up to the home video release.