Joss Whedon has mentioned it before, but we finally have visual confirmation that early animatics and scripts for The Avengers did in fact feature the female superhero, Wasp. Among other major changes from the animatics, it seems Wasp was cut completely from the film, and only seemed to have a minor part as it was, along with a more comic-like costume for Hawkeye, and the fact that Loki was sent the “wrong army.”
In addition to the early write up of the “Avenger Assemble” scene, there are also a few other animatics; one demonstrating a different introduction of Iron Man, that used some of the same scenes as the Iron Man– Thor fight scene (the tree spot, in particular), another putting Tony in the opening “tunnel collapse” scene, and the last is a slightly altered version of the scene between Stark and Loki in Stark Tower.
These scenes are definitely Iron Man centric, so I understand why they were cut from the final script, but these are fun watches nonetheless. It’s clear that the best of each clip made it into the movie, but it’s always fun to wonder how the movie would have turned out, had they actually included these scenes in the movie. Do you see anything that you wish would have been used in the final film?