Sunday, September 27, 2015

Deleted 'Age of Ultron' Scene Explains That Weird Thor Cave Sequence

Thor being possesed

As Marvel gets ready for the DVD release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Oct. 2, they've released the first of what will probably be quite a few deleted scenes from the film. 

It makes sense that they'd want to go ahead and get this one out there, though, because it helps explain one of the most out-of-place and complained about sequences in the film – that part where Thor goes to a cave with Erik Selvig and has some crazy visions inside a pool. 

Here's what Joss Whedon had to say about the scene on the Empire Podcast (via Comic Book Resources): 

"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," Whedon said. "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 centre."
Hopefully that alternate ending we heard about a couple months back makes it onto the DVD.

Lupe Fiasco is working on a sequel to his classic album "The Cool"

Lupe Fiasco Hints at Sequel to His Classic Album 'The Cool'

Lupe Fiasco just dropped a pair of gloriously less-than-subtle hints at a forthcoming sequel to his 2007 classic album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool. "Be patient," Lupe tweeted on Sunday. "It's gonna be a while but we hard at work." Though Lupe's mentions quickly started to pile up with attempts at securing a confirmation on the tentatively titled The Cool 2, he quickly added that he would not be "taking any questions" regarding the possible album's status:

The original Cool successfully embodied the sonic diversity of Lupe's creative ethos, featuring (but never relying on) appearances as varied as Snoop Dogg and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. Though often categorized as a "loose" concept album, its concept is never lost through the album's handful of semi-radio-friendly detours and narrative pauses. In short, The Cool is an obvious 00s classic and more than worthy of a comparable sequel:


Im Beaming Remix

Though Lupe's tweets certainly don't imply a release date for this sequel in the near future, they definitely confirm that something is indeed happening in the world of Cool.