Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the biggest victims of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s overstuffed narrative was Thor. The god disappeared into a seemingly out-of-nowhere side quest that didn’t raise a whole lot of interest or make a whole lot of sense, raising the question of why the film bothered giving him a subplot at all.
The answer, as you may have already read, is that Thor was originally supposed to have a much meatier subplot to himself. Unfortunately, with the film threatening to go over the three-hour mark, something had to get cut, and that something was Thor. But thanks to the film’s upcoming Blu-ray release, we can finally see what we was missing in the film. Watch the Avengers Age of Ultron Thor deleted scene after the jump.
Marvel unveiled the Avengers Age of Ultron Thor deleted scene ahead of the film’s Blu-ray premiere.
In an interview around the time of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s release, Whedon explained why the scene above got cut.
There was a 195-minute cut of this movie. The original scene was that Thor went to speak to the Norn and how it would work was that he’d go in the pool and the Norn possess him, basically, and Erik Selvig asks all the questions, and the Norn, speaking through Thor, give the answers. So Chris [Hemsworth] got to do something different, and he really threw himself into it, and he did a beautiful job, but it wasn’t well regarded by the test audiences and I feel it’s probably largely because it was a rough cut with no effects, but also because it’s something that in a Thor movie would work brilliantly, but in this movie is just a little too left of centre.
It’s a weird, fantastical scene, but it’s an improvement on the version we got, in which Thor just has a vision involving Infinity Stones and then returns to tell the Avengers about it. There’s still some material missing — a Loki cameo, that mystery woman — but Thor’s role in the movie is starting to make more sense.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is available on Digital HD now, and will hit Blu-ray October 2.
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