The Marvel Phase 2 boxed set is the gift that keeps on giving! The set came out this week and now yet another previously unreleased bonus feature has surfaced. In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Thor’s lightning brings The Vision to life but this deleted scene reveals that in the first version of the film, the newly animated android and the Thunder God break into an epic slugfest before realizing they might be on the same page.
The effects aren’t complete in this version– some of Thor’s lightning effects look a little cartoony and Tony Stark’s armor looks like a kid’s plastic dress-up set. Also, the green screen in the background hasn’t been filled in. Speaking of Stark and the other Avengers, they attempt to jump into the scrape but learn they are a bit outmatched by this mysterious new entity. Had this sequence remained in the film, it would have served as a nice introduction to The Vision and his powers for audiences who weren’t already familiar with the character. He exercises not just his super strength, but his ability to turn intangible and energy blasts from the Infinity Gem on his forehead.
Though the scene is very well shot and would have added to the overall film, it was most likely cut for time. The finished film already clocks in at over two hours, so this particular scene’s exclusion doesn’t hamper the overall storytelling, so it’s understandable why it was removed.
Watch for yourself and decide whether it should have been left in or not:
What do you think? Is this scene a nice bonus? Or do you think it should have been left in the movie?
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ starring Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), and James Spader (Ultron) is available now on DVD/Blu-Ray as part of the Marvel Phase 2 Boxed Set with additional extras.