I guess the countdown to the home video release of Thor: The Dark World is officially on as we start getting these deleted scenes and other treats. Today we get a look at the mother/son dynamic, and we get a bit of inside baseball on how the makers of Thor staged that awesome cameo (and if you saw the movie, you know what one I mean).

From USA Today, we get a legit deleted scene featuring Frigga (Rene Russo) trying to be a good mother to the imprisoned Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and then explain to Thor (Chris Hemsworth) why she’s still dedicated to being a good mother to Loki despite the whole trying to conquer the Earth thing.

Thor director Alan Taylor talked to USA Today about the appeal of the God of Thunder, and how he balances relationship drama with big action. “Thor has a girlfriend he let down — he promised he would come back and he didn’t and a lot of us know what that feels like,” Taylor said. “Odin as a father figure is a wonderful source because he’s a terrible father. He’s done some really crappy parenting, raising two boys and saying, ‘Well, one of you is going to be king.’ That’s a ticket for disaster. All those charged relationships make us care.”

Here’s the deleted scene. And by the way, if you haven’t seen The Dark World and you want to remain spoiler free, don’t scroll down past the clip.

If you’re still here then I assume you’ve seen Thor: The Dark World and enjoyed the little cameo by Captain America Chris Evans. Well, as it turns out, Hiddleston performed the scene first before Evans was brought in, and he did it wearing the full Captain America suit and shield. 

“I did an impression of Loki in the Captain America costume, and did the whole performance, and then they showed Chris [Evans] my performance on tape,” said Hiddleston. “It’s him doing an impression of me doing an impression of him, and it’s brilliant. Brilliant. I think it’s great.”

Here’s the clip courtesy of Empire (via Fashionably Geek):

Thor: The Dark World comes out on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on February 25.

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