Marvel Releases Deleted Scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron that Teases Infinity War

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 2:21PM
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 2:21PM
Marvel Releases Deleted Scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron that Teases Infinity War
Avengers: Age of Ultron had its strong points, but it was also a little scattered and overcrowded, making the audience feel as if they were missing something half the time. Now, Marvel has released a deleted scene that makes the weird Thor hallucination subplot make a little more sense, although to be fair, it doesn't actually make it very much better:



In the clip, Thor is possessed by the mystical Norns, who make him cackle with sinister glee and obediently answer Dr. Selvig's questions about the Infinity Stones, telling Thor exactly how to defeat Ultron. Joss Whedon explained to Empire earlier this year that the scene was cut primarily because it was too "left of center" for an Avengers movie:

Opening quote
"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," said Whedon. "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.

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 f*cking shirt off, so everybody wins! 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."
Closing quote


We can't deny that cutting this scene hurt the shirtless Chris Hemsworth quota, but other than that, it seems like a good idea to cut it. The expositional dialogue is practically screaming "Infinity War set-up," and while that kind of cheesiness can, in fact, work in the Thor movies, which have been silly and fun, it didn't fit into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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