[The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) was the highly anticipated sequel to 2012's The Avengers. It introduced a few new characters into the MCU (Vision, Scarlet Witch), and also, set the story for the upcoming movies in the Marvel Universe. One key element in this movie was introduction of the Infinity Stones to the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. This was done via recreating Thor's nightmare/vision, which was originally shown to him by the Scarlet Witch. However, at the time, it was left incomplete, and Thor left the team to "seek answers." Here is the scene in case you don't remember:
Honestly, I am a big fan of this scene, and I think it was a great way to introduce the Infinity Stones to the Avengers. However, what director Joss Whedon had in store for us originally was something quite different... and a little terrifying. A deleted scene from Age of Ultron was released on the official YouTube Channel of Marvel Entertainment yesterday. The alternate scene, which was obviously cut from the final product, shows Thor in the same cave as before (along with scientist buddy, Erik Selvig). Though, instead of seeing the dream again, Thor had been possessed by a spirit from which Erik Selvig asked the answers to his questions. You can watch the following scene below:
The spirit in question is known as "The Norn," from the Old Norse mythology, and are the equivalent of the Moirai (The Three Fates) in Greek mythology. Here is what director Joss Whedon had to say about the scene:
"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."
Honestly, I would have preferred this scene over the one we actually got, but c'est la vie, I suppose!
The next Marvel movie to hit the screens will be [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) (May 6, 2016), while his next solo outing, [Thor: Ragnarok](tag:956858) comes out July 28, 2017.
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