Everyone is naturally foaming at the mouth for the Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Blu-ray release, so everyone can invite their friends over to show off their HD TV or find every single final Easter egg they somehow missed after spending the entire summer scouring the Internet. To make everyone more insane with hype fever, Marvel released a deleted scene that focuses on Thor, one that actually enriches the storyline of the blonde god, by sending him into that cave to get weird.
As director Joss Weadon explained it a while back on the Empire Podcast, there was originally a lot more to Thor than ended up meeting the eye.
“There was a 195-minute cut of this movie. [As concerns the Thor / Erik subplot], the original scene was that Thor went to speak to the Norn [Ed’s note: weird sister-like characters in the Marvel universe] 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.”