Movies.com talks to Marvel’s Kevin Feige about the scene in The Avengers that had to be toned done to keep the film from getting an “R” rating.

“When we submitted The Avengers, the first couple cuts of it came back from the MPAA rated R. That happened twice,” he told us. “So we went back and had to make adjustments.” When we asked Feige to explain what it was about The Avengers that earned it those ratings issues, he immediately singled out Agent Coulson’s big spoilerish scene. “Well, whenever you impale somebody from their back and the blade comes out their chest, there are issues,” Feige said with a chuckle.