Marvel released a deleted scene from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on Saturday, in which a possessed Thor (Chris Hemsworth) sheds light on the plot device used by the heroes to defeat the film’s eponymous villain.
The scene finds the God of Thunder, accompanied by Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard), in a mysterious cave in search of answers to the visions he experienced while spellbound by Scarlet Witch. Thor enters the cave’s waters and cedes control of his body to the Norns of Norse legend.
“The thing I fear contains the thing I need,” he says before taking a swig of liquid courage from his flask.
Channeling the Norns, Thor communicates their augury to Selvig, who asks how to stop the evil robot Ultron.
Possessed Thor then expounds upon the Infinity Stones that will form the foundation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s third phase of movies, perhaps explaining why the dense scene was cut.
But he does shed a bit more light on the eventual means by which the Avengers defeat Ultron, explaining the importance of the Mind Stone — one of six Infinity gems — which could be found atop Loki’s scepter.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” releases on Blue-ray and DVD on Oct. 2.