Bow down to the crown prince of Asgard.
Over the weekend, Marvel Studios released a two-minute deleted scene from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, out now on 3D Digital and Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD Oct. 2. The clip shows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) trying to find a way to defeat their new adversary, Ultron (James Spader). After taking swig of liquid courage, removing his shirt and jumping into the water, Thor becomes possessed and offers backstory on the Infinity Stones.
Four months ago, director Joss Whedon explained why the scene was trimmed.
"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," he said during an Empire Film Podcast in May, when the movie was released in theaters. "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."