"Thor Battles the Einherjar (Extended)
Thor Prevents Loki from Stabbing a Guard
Source: Disney Movies Anywhere Extras Uploaded for those outside US. Apparently they don’t count as ‘Anywhere’
… I am so thoroughly choked with gratefulness that I won’t even make a comment or utter the faintest of snickers about the U.S.’ views on the wide world, its somewheres and its anywheres.
Is this on the Blu-Ray?
This is not on the bluray. A week after the initial release of the DVD/BR, they announced this deleted scene on the Disney Movies Anywhere website. Which, incidentally, is region locked and does not in fact play the deleted scene EVERYWHERE.
So yeah, if you were hoping to at least have all the deleted scenes in one place, get ready to be disappointed.
So the other nice bit about this scene? It explains where Loki got the knife. He didn’t just magic it into existence, or pull it out from hammer space.
And it does two other things.
1. For people who recognized the knife, it might have led people to think ‘Oh No! Loki must’ve stolen another knife and that is what he is using to betray Thor! Thor didn’t know!’ By explaining where the knife came from, it might have served to make people not immediately assume that the betrayal of Thor was actually a doublecross.
2. It also, contradictorily, hints that Loki and Thor WERE working together. It IS the same knife, isn’t it? Thor didn’t just take it away… Having Thor take it away, also hints that when the betrayal is revealed to be a rouse, one can also assume that Thor was the one who gave it back.
With that assumption (Which is the simpler of the two sides of occams razor- Last time you see the knife, Thor has taken it away, so it is simpler to assume that Thor gave it back, than it is to assume we just didn’t see Loki steal another one), it is easy to see just how long as how far they were working together