Cobie Smulders as Special Agent Maria Hill was one of the highlights in a movie that delivered a lot of highlights. Unfortunately, she was given a lot less screen time and characterization than fans would have liked, thanks to the obvious necessity of not making the movie two days long (although many of us would be fine with a two day Avengers movie, most of the public would be less than impressed).
Now, an alternate opening scene for The Avengers, featuring Maria Hill in an interrogation that reveals her distaste for Nick Fury as a leader. Comic fans know the Hill/Fury relationship as one of the freshest storylines to come from S.H.I.E.L.D. and quite possibly the only reason anyone cares about the organization in the first place.
Could this scene have been intended as a set up for Maria Hill’s eventual takeover of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check it out here: