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As we saw on Avengers: Age of Ultron, nobody is worthy enough to wield Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. Okay, Vision apparently has the noble spirit and good intentions required to heft the weapon, and Captain American gave it a nudge, which was disconcerting to the God of Thunder, but no one else. And certainly not Thor’s brother Loki, there’s no way in hell that dick can pick it up. Or is there? Check out this newly released deleted scene to see just how that came about.
Whew, good thing it was all an illusion. We were worried there for a while and starting to question everything we thought we knew. Marvel released this new video tidbit, excised from Thor: The Dark World, as a way to hype up the impending release of their Phase 2 Blu-ray collection, and this is one of the parade of extras. But don’t worry, this is far from it, and there is a ton of additional exclusive bonus features that should make this collection worth picking up when it comes on the market next week.
This a fun, entertaining little vignette on its own, but like with many deleted scenes, it’s not hard to see why it was ultimately removed from the finished product. When the movie starts, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is imprisoned on Asgard for his war crimes on Earth from The Avengers, and, as you can see here, he’s clearly trying to amuse himself with delusions and projections to fill the hours—Loki don’t read. From where this likely occurred in the larger narrative, it just seems like it would have taken more time and delayed the forward progression of the story—which eventually see the trickster team up with his brother to battle the dark elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston).
There was enough with Loki in his prison cell already, and this would have just taken up time and slowed the pace. On its own, however, this is a nice little piece, and it foreshadows the end of The Dark World, where Loki does in fact sit on the throne of Asgard, impersonating the Allfather Odin.
If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and don’t already own all these movies, you’re probably going to want to run out and pick up the Phase 2 Collection. Hell, you may want to upgrade. The set comes with Blu-ray versions of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. In addition to the movies, there’s a separate disc with more than two-and-a-half hours of extras, including deleted scenes, a complete set of the Marvel One Shots, a featurette that looks forward to Phase 3, and much more. It’s totally worth your while if you have a couple hundred extra dollars lying around when it hits store shelves on December 8.