Nearly five months after its release, many fans are still scratching their heads about one particular scene in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In the film, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is disturbed by the visions that entered his mind under Scarlet Witch’s influence. He takes off from Hawkeye’s farm and recruits Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) to help him on a dangerous, mystical mission. What ends up happening is Thor walks into a cave, takes a very aggravated bath, and sees the Infinity Gauntlet and the Infinity Stones.
The scene didn’t seem to really fit in the movie, and was accused of being inserted just to push along the big-picture story that will come to a head in the “Avengers: Infinity War” films. Now, Marvel has revealed a deleted alternate take on the scene in which Thor is actually possessed by the Norn. It plays out with a bit more clarity, though it might have felt even stranger than what ended up in the final film. Watch it below (via ComicBook).
As director Joss Whedon explained during an appearance on the Empire Podcast back in May, the scene just felt too “left of center” to fit into “Age of Ultron.” “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,” Whedon said. “So Chris 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.”
The deleted scene will appear on the Blue-ray and DVD editions of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” set for an October 2nd release.
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