One of the weirdest, most gratuitous moments in The Avengers: Age of Ultron was when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) left the pack of superheroes and headed off to a cave to discover a way to defeat their adversary.
Director Joss Whedon explained why the scene was trimmed during an Empire Film podcast in May:
"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 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 center."
"Thor is the hardest guy to integrate. Originally it was Thor looking through library books; I really didn't have anything visceral. Then I came up with what I felt was a huge win: it's about Thor getting answers without having to answer the questions, and Chris gets to do something exciting as an actor and he's got his fucking shirt off, so everybody wins! It's amazing how many people had to be on set that day. I do feel like they threw out the baby with the pond water, because I tried to set it up so people would accept it when it happens. Instead, we split the dream up, and then we had Loki in the second part of the dream, but then they were like, 'That doesn't work. Do we want to introduce Loki now, this late?' "
Thank the gods that Marvel Studios released a two-minute deleted scene from The Avengers: Age of Ultron since it will be available on 3D Digital and Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD, and VOD Oct. 2. The clip shows Chris Hemsworth and with Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig. Check it out below:
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