Thor’s trip to the Water of Sight was one of the oddest sequences in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and felt a little disjointed from the rest of the film. After being troubled by Scarlet Witch’s visions, Thor heads to the cave with Erik Selvig for answers, where he sees visions of Ragnorok in the worst jacuzzi trip of all time.
Well, if that scene felt a bit off, it’s because a good chunk of it hit the cutting room floor. This recently released deleted scene fills in some of the gaps, with Thor actually being possessed by the Norn and creepily babbling about the Infinity Stones.
When asked why it was cut on the Empire Podcast, director Joss Whedon explained that it just didn’t test well with audiences and hindered the flow of the film.
“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,” Whedon said. “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 centre.”
The release date for Avengers: Age of Ultron is on October 2, and there are sure to be even more surprises for fans in the blu-ray and DVD extras.
(Via Comic Book Resource)