This Age of Ultron deleted scene sheds some light into the film
For all that remember a flash scene of a shirtless Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in a cave from one or more of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailers, you may have noticed the part that was in the trailer was cut out of the movie. All we did see from the cave was a vision of the Infinity Gauntlet, but none of the thrashing and wonder that Thor displayed in the trailer. But now with the coming of the Blu-Ray/DVD, we see what the Age of Ultron deleted scene was about in this clip, and we think maybe it shouldn’t have been deleted.
Now this was supposed to take place after Thor leaves the group shortly after they arrived at Clint Barton’s hideaway house. He had been troubled about what he saw when he was under the Scarlet Witch’s spell. He meets up with Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) to find some answers. This is what director Joss Whedon explained about that scene:
“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. 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.”
I can see what he meant about the scene not testing well with audiences and how it would work better in a Thor movie, however, there was some good information in that there scene that would’ve been slightly helpful in Age of Ultron.
There was another deleted scene in which we see a woman in that cave as well. We don’t know if that’s part of the same scene or a separate one, but I do hope they include that into the Blu-Ray/DVD version.