The direct sequel, Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015) to Marvel’s hit tent-pole Avengers (2012) grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide living up, if not exceeding the vast expectations. Also Joss Whedon, in his attempt to ramp up the entire MCU plot and cramp too many characters, left certain sequences unattended keeping the fans asking for more.
One such sequence being where Thor and scientist Erik Selvig detour to the mysterious Norn cave was mercilessly edited from the final cut. Finally with merely days before the movie’s Blu- ray release, Marvel Entertainment has released a deleted scene shedding more light on Thor’s Norn Cave adventure.
Here’s a look at the two-minute extended scene from the Avengers – Age of Ultron which will be a part of the Extended Blu-ray cut.
Bewitched by the Scarlet Witch, Thor’s mind saw certain dark visions of his home, Asgard in a grave situation wherein death had befallen upon his family and friends. Unable and uneasy, Thor decided to seek answers about his vision from the Norn Cave. As per comics, Norn cave is the birth place of Thor. In this deleted scene, Thor gets possessed in the mysterious pool in the cave by the Norns, the three Norse demi-goddesses of destiny.
We also get more answers from this possessed Thor who mentions the six Infinity stones which neither can be joined or kept apart. He also whispers about the Mind stone, one of the six infinity stones and the one in Loki’s scepter that rules perception and molds the minds of monsters. He warns Eric who totally looks aghast, that the enemies are close and that brilliance can be blinding.
Now whatever mystery this holds shall only unfold with time in the Phase 3 projects lined up by Marvel Entertainment. But one thing is certain; Phase 3 is heading directly towards MCU’s bigger picture with Thanos and the Inifinity Stones at the centre. We could only speculate that the next time Avengers assemble, it would be a bigger world that would be needing saving.
The Avengers – Age of Ultron Blu-ray releases on 2 October, 2015. Grab your copies at the earliest.