Originally Posted by BullMcGiveny
As do you.
Which has never been the discussion. The discussion is what could happen, not what will.
Premises that were present in the movie itself, rather than a deleted scene.
Sure, just not with stuff that's solely connected to the Captain America franchise and not the least bit with the Avengers franchise.
Not really. Deleted scenes are included because they're interesting, or fun to watch, but they don't really matter.
There is an alternate ending scene where Maria Hill has a conference with the Council, a scene that can't possibly be canon alongside the actual ending in the movie. Its included not because its bonus canon, its there because its good footage they wanted to share.
The opening of TIH includes Cap's body frozen inside an iceberg, something that is ignored in CATFA. It's on the Blu-Ray, yet doesn't matter.
1) The Maria Hill alt ending in no way, shape or form contradicts the theatrical ending of the Avengers. It, in fact, enhances a plot point which most of us Marvelite fanboys had already assumed the MCU would add --- namely, that Hill will replace Fury as head of SHIELD, with Fury's blessing.
2) The TIH alt opening *is* canon, and was, in fact, referenced in the Avengers, when Banner clearly speaks about the scene where he swallowed a bullet and "the other guy" spit it out. The sketchy Cap appearance has never been confirmed beyond just a shadowy blur in the ice; but even if you accept the theory, there is nothing there that necessarily contradicts the Capsicle story arc. In fact, it could enhance it: Hulk's massive strike could have been the catalyst that actually jarred the Flying Wing a lot closer to the surface for SHIELD to locate, and Cap's body might have been frozen nearby and *bounced* closer to the plane. This IS Hulk Smash we're talking about, after all.