It has been revealed that The Avengers underwent an arduous struggle to gain the hallowed PG-13 rating, but which scene had to be censored to protect delicate young eyes?
When being interviewed by Movie.com, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige kindly gave us the answer. The producer let slip that although [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) had no problems pleasing the MPAA, [The Avengers](movie:9040) was another story entirely.
The Joss Whedon directed superhero flick had to edit one scene in particular to get the green light, Feige revealed that;
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
When Feige was pressed to pinpoint the problematic scene, he quickly pointed the finger at the Agent Coulson scene in the clip below:
According to the Marvel president, the unexpected death was a lot more blood sodden in previous cuts. He told movie.com that;
Whenever you impale somebody from their back and the blade comes out their chest, there are issues
Hands up who is dying to see the gore-tastic original scene that the MPAA turned its nose up at? Surely it can't be that disturbing?
What are your views on film censorship? Is it too lenient when it comes to sex and violence, or as restrictive as an Irish Catholic grandmother during lent?
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