All kinds of weird, but all kinds of sexy too.
To help you get through your Monday slump, here we present to you a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which a shirtless Chris Hemsworth as Thor bares his buff body in a shallow pool of water.
He does some spooky things with his eyes too while he speaks with Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig, but that’s neither here nor there.
In case you didn’t already know, the middle Hemsworth brother is incredibly handsome and very much a beefy superhero, fit for you to swoon over and write fanfic about.
Bless Marvel and all the gods.
Director Josh Whedon explained why the scene was originally cut to the Empire Film Podcast back in May:
There was a 195-minute cut of this movie. 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 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 center.
Thor is the hardest guy to integrate. Originally it was Thor looking through library books; I really didn’t have anything visceral. Then I came up with what I felt was a huge win: it’s about Thor getting answers without having to answer the questions, and Chris gets to do something exciting as an actor and he’s got his fucking shirt off, so everybody wins! It’s amazing how many people had to be on set that day. I do feel like they threw out the baby with the pond water, because I tried to set it up so people would accept it when it happens. Instead, we split the dream up, and then we had Loki in the second part of the dream, but then they were like, ‘That doesn’t work. Do we want to introduce Loki now, this late?’
What were those test audiences thinking?!
Watch the full scene in the video above.