One of the most obvious excisions from the recent “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sequel was that of Thor’s subplot involving a visit to a cave in the United Kingdom.
In the final film the sequence, which ties in with the overall infinity stone arc, is almost near incoherent. Now though, a longer version of that scene has emerged via a deleted scene from the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Blu-ray.
Though unofficially leaked onto Youtube the other week, Marvel has now posted the approved version in which Thor and Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) are in the Norn Cave, seeking answers about how to defeat Ultron.
Director Joss Whedon previously indicated that notes from the studio led to the cave footage getting completely cut from the film, and then the editors became adamant at least some of the scenes were needed.
Cutting out a scene that both provides a lot of exposition about the Infinity Stone arc, not to mention a shirtless Chris Hemsworth, seems a silly move. The scene in question is also not the full sequence, shots from which can be glimpsed in the first trailer for the film.
Check out the scene for yourself below. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Blu-ray hits stores October 2nd.