Avengers: Age of Ultron Deleted Scene Reveals Important Plot Points
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When Avengers: Age of Ultron was released earlier this year, writer/director Joss Whedon revealed that his first cut of the superhero adventure was considerably longer than what ended up in cinemas.
One of the key moments that was changed was the Norn Cave sequence. In the original version, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) discovers how to use the Infinity Stones to defeat the evil robot Ultron, when he steps into a pool and becomes possessed by the mystical Norns. Now Marvel have released the scene. Check it out below:
In an interview with Empire in May, Whedon explained why this sequence was cut from the final version of the movie. "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," he said. "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.
"I came up with what I felt was a huge win: it's about Thor getting answers without having to answer the questions, and Chris gets to do something exciting as an actor, and he's got his f**king shirt off, so everybody wins! I do feel like they threw out the baby with the pond water, because I tried to set it up so people would accept it when it happens."
Avengers: Age of Ultron has made $1.4 billion at the box office since its release in May, and now stands as the sixth most successful film of all time. The next Avengers film, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.
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