If you're like me, you can't wait for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-Ray to come out! According to Joss Whedon, there were a lot of deleted scenes from the movie, which makes sense on such a huge project with a lot of actors and ground to cover. I found a list of deleted scenes on 4Chan and decided to interpret/improve/theorize on a lot of them...
>Extended discussion about the Ultron Program between Stark and Banner.
When the released the synopsis for Age of Ultron, they mentioned that Tony "jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program." I was hoping that the idea of the Ultron program came from Howard Stark, his father, back in the 1940's, and that they'd show it on Agent Carter. Maybe now they'll have Tony mention he found a top-secret folder of ideas among his father's things.
>After transferring his consciousness to the HYDRA fortress in Sokovia, Ultron builds a new robotic body for himself.
Which explains the funky melting hand shot from the first trailers.
>Rhodes alerts the Avengers that all countries with nuclear weapons are dealing with cyber-attacks masterminded by Ultron, and that he's being deployed to the Middle East to monitor the situation and prevent tensions from escalating. Stark creates a new encryption pattern for the War Machine armor so Ultron can't hijack it.
>The Twins return to Sokovia and begin stealing supplies to give to the impoverished masses. While distributing medicine to the poor, they're approached by a young boy who says "the Iron Man" is waiting for them at the church. Arriving there, they find Ultron waiting for them.
Yeah, it's from the original Terminator, but that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the write-up. It also explains how the twins found Ultron in the first place.
>More on the rivalry between Hawkeye and Quicksilver, with Quicksilver mentioning Hawkeye is so irrelevant that Ultron and them didn't even factor him in their strategies to defeat the Avengers. Quicksilver also mocks Hawkeye as being too old and too slow in all their encounters.
>Extended version of Thor's vision. After the temple collapses, Thor is approached by Loki, and they discuss Thor's failure to defend the Nine Realms and the inevitability of the end while the dead Asgardians are being shepherded into Hel. Loki mocks Odin's tone of speech during the conversation.
Loki, of course, has taken over Asgard from Odin. Perhaps Thor's vision gives him an idea that this has happened. Guess we'll have to wait until Ragnarok.
And who the hell is this woman from the trailer?
>Wanda brainwashing Banner into becoming the Hulk and rampaging in Johannesburg.
>Quicksilver hitting on any attractive woman he sees throughout the movie.
>At Hawkeye's farm, Hawkeye's wife complains about a tool shed Hawkeye never finishes because he's always off with the Avengers. During the ending montage, he'd be seen finishing it.
>Alternative version of the bedroom scene in which Banner rejects Black Widow completely. / Alternative version of Black Widow bringing out the Hulk by pretending to have toyed with Banner's emotions in order to put the Hulk on a leash and mocking him for thinking she could actually love him.
Some people didn't like this pairing, but I had no problem with it. Both consider themselves monsters for one reason or another. Why anybody would turn down Scarlett Johansson is beyond me....
>Thor explains to Selvig that the mystic waters of the cave are a way to communicate with the Norns. He dives in and is possessed by them. Selvig then has to question them about Thor's vision and decipher their cryptic answers based on his knowledge of Asgardian culture.
.Basically, Thor becomes an Oracle!
All of Thor's stuff taken out of the movie led to some jumpy cuts and questions...
>Stark calls the Twins "Flowers in the Attic", and they don't understand the reference. Wanda says it sounds lovely, Hawkeye quips "trust me, it isn't".
They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother…and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know.
>Extended fight between Thor and the Vision after the Vision is brought to life.
Vision is so powerful when you first meet him.
>Extended version of Banner infiltrating Ultron's fortress to rescue Black Widow. She then uses Chitauri weapons that Baron Strucker had salvaged to fight off the Ultron drones.
Which explains the crazy-looking guns she had in the trailer. They're HYDRA reverse-engineered weapons.
>Hawkeye policing the Twins throughout the Battle of Sokovia. At one point, he coaches them in how to more effectively use their powers to battle the Ultron drones.
>At one point, Thor is set on fire by an Ultron drone, and Quicksilver runs around him to quell by flames by cutting off the oxygen.
>Under Banner's influence, the Hulk specifically programs the Quinjet to fly into Space in order to commit suicide, and actually reaches the upper stratosphere and sees stars.
I prefer what they did with Hulk/Banner in the original version. Keeping his location unknown, just an abandoned Quinjet in the middle of the ocean. Let him come back when needed. I don't want to see Planet Hulk quite yet...
>Captain America and Iron Man are at odds throughout the movie and part on less amicable terms.
>Alternative ending where Quicksilver survives due to Dr. Cho's medical technology and joins the Avengers alongside Scarlet Witch.
But wait, there's more!
Ideas that were scrapped during production and weren't filmed.
>Stark filling the gaps in Ultron's programming with his own neural patterns, and admitting that Ultron's viewpoints on the self-destructive nature of the human race are a twisted version of his own, which would also have led to more conflict between Stark and Thor.
I assumed this happened in the movie only because Ultron sounded so much like Tony...
I'm glad you asked that, because I wanted to take this time to explain my evil plan...
>Ultron joining forces with Baron Strucker to accomplish his goals, and Strucker being present as a secondary villain throughout the movie.
I hoped Strucker would have a bigger role in Age of Ultron. He kinda went out like a coward...
>A subplot about Banner struggling to control the Hulk, who has begun to rebel against Banner's attempts to influence him.
I think this is a pretty cool plot line. Hulk is more powerful physically than Banner, and would want to be the one in control, not trapped inside Puny Banner. Reminds me of an original idea from the Ultimates comics where Banner WANTS to become the Hulk, even has a "Hulk Smash" tattoo.
>Hulk turning grey after being brainwashed by the Scarlet Witch.
I'll be honest with you, I could have sworn Hulk was gray right before he saw all those Wakanda cops and then Tony knocked him out.
>Quicksilver doing super-speed parkour.
>Ultron breaking the Abomination out of jail and recruiting him to his efforts to destroy the Avengers.
I think this would have been an awesome idea, but I can understand why it had to be cut. According to Agents of SHIELD, Blonsky is under General Ross' custody, in a cryo-cell in Alaska. The World Security Council also wanted him for the original Avengers Initiative. My question is would he still be in human form, or the Abomination? And if he's human, is he still a super soldier? Can he change into the Abomination at will like Banner? SO many questions...
I would also hope they computer-scan the actor's face, like they did for Mark Ruffalo's Hulk. That way, you can clearly see Tim Roth's face IN the Abomination, as well as his actual tattoos.
>After the Avengers assemble in the church, Ultron and his army would combine to create a skyscraper-sized Ultron to fight them.
>Captain Marvel would be part of the New Avengers alongside Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Falcon and War Machine.
My choice for Captain Marvel, Katee Sackhoff....
What do you think?