Ahead of the Sept. 25 Blu-ray and DVD release of Marvel's The Avengers, EW.com has debuted a deleted scene from the Joss Whedon-directed blockbuster featuring Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner.
The clip expands on the sequence in which the Hulk plummets from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier into an old factory, and Banner awakens amid a pile of rubble to be greeted by an unfazed security guard (played by veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton). The expanded scene finds Ruffalo's character struggling with whether to return to the fight to save the planet, and with his nature: Is he, as Stanton asks, "a big guy that gets all little, or a little guy that sometimes blows up large"?
The four-disc Blu-ray combo pack retails for $49.99; the two-disc Blu-ray combo back is $39.99. The one-disc DVD is $29.99. The Avengers also stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.