Before Iron Man 3 was released in movie theaters, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige made a big deal about how it was a standalone film and there wouldn’t be any other Avengers popping up. Of course, another Avenger did sort of pop-up, as Mark Ruffalo appeared as Dr. Bruce Banner in an after the credits scene.
However, there weren’t any other Avengers in the actual movie. But was that always the plan? According to the extras for the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray (via Stitch Kingdom), there appears to have been a deleted scene that referenced Thor. The scene is called “Hey is that Thor?” on the Blu-ray, and it is listed as running just under forty seconds.
So was it a brief cameo by Chris Hemsworth as Thor that got cut? Or was it a joke made by Robert Downey Jr.’s character Tony Stark upon seeing someone who looked or acted like Thor? Here’s the complete run down of all the extras for Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, which is set to be released on September 24, 2013.
-Deconstructing the Scene: Attack on Air Force One (8:19)
-Thor: The Dark World (Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look) (1:45)
-Marvel One Shot – Agent Carter (14:47)
-Iron Man Unmasked (10:29)
-Deleted Scene: Real Time with Ball Maher Segment (:45)
-Deleted Scene: E! Fashion Police Reviews Iron Patriot (2:29)
-Delete Scene: Outtakes: Trevor’s Accent (1:15)
-Deleted Scene: Outtakes: Gary’s Van (2:03)
-Deleted Scene: Outtakes: Boot & Glove (1:54)
-Deleted Scene: Happy vs Savin (:30)
-Deleted Scene: Let’s Make Television (:31)
-Deleted Scene: Tony Harley and EJ (3:29)
-Deleted Scene: Maya’s Sacrifice (1:48)
-Deleted Scene: Hey is that Thor? (:39)
-Gag Real (4:54)