Thor: The Dark World - Converged Edition

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Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
A Darker World
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
112
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
123
Time Cut:
5
Time Added:
16
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Brief Synopsis:
Thor: The Dark World is not the best film, as it was heavily meddled with in editing and reshoots as the theatrical cut is a bit of a mess. The Converged Edition attempts to restructure the film with the addition of several deleted scenes to how it may of been originally cut together, to better the plot and characters.
Intention:
Since there are so many deleted scenes from many different sources for the film, I thought it'd be a bit of fun to try and piece together what a pre-release version of the film may've been like. The first act especially has been meddled with so much in my cut, that it barely ressembles the theatrical cut.
Other Sources:
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Blu-Ray - The film and the majority of the deleted scenes were taken from here (Celebration Scene, Jane Learns About the Aether, Thor and Frigga Discuss Loki, Vanaheim Scene)

Thor: The Dark World (2013) MoviesAnywhere - Two exclusive scenes were taken from the streaming service (Thor Battles the Einherjar and Jane Wakes Up in Asgard)

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Box-Set Bonus Disc (2015) More deleted scenes came from here (Hall of Science, Jane's Date, Odin and Malekith, Loki's Corenation)

Marvel Studios' The Infinity Saga Bonus Disc (2019) - The alternate ending was taken from this disc

Thor (2011) Blu-Ray - A few shots of Asgard were borrrowed from here to use during the Asgard introduction and Loki's Corenation

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Blu-Ray - An extra shot of Asgard was stolen for use during the "Jane Wakes" scene

Avengers: Endgame (2019) Blu-Ray - The deleted "Jane Wakes" scene was later repurposed for this film, so I've now gone back and put it into its intended place, mixing it together with the MoviesAnywhere scene.

Thor: The Dark World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - A lot of tracks were used to bridge scenes here and there where they needed it

SFX of crowds cheering for the Loki Corenation
Special Thanks:
TM2YC for doing a few blue screen shots, and making the Hard Forged Edition, of which this takes a lot of inspiration from
hbenthow for some help in making the MoviesAnywhere scenes look near 1080p
lifeincontext for watching a rough cut and giving feedback where needed
Malthus, lapis molari, stferguson78, DigModiFicaTion, fewntug, heathen3017 and addiesin for contributing in the thread and just being rightous dudes
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Alan Taylor, Kevin Feige and Tom Hiddleston Commentary on Deleted Scenes (5:49)
- Alternate and Cut Trailer Shots (1:14)
- Chrisopher Eccleston and Tom Hiddleston talk Deleted Scenes (2:33)
- Feature Commentary Clips on Deleted Scenes (2:45)
- Unused and Unfinished Deleted Scenes (4.02)
Editing Details:
First pass I did of the film, was just trying to add the scenes back. But shortly I realsised how much moving around you have to do to make that work, so I had to move almost everything around in the first act and shuffle the scenes around until they clicked. Now Thor doesn't show up until the 22-minute mark though which is a shame, but the film runs a little more coherently hopefully.
Cuts and Additions:
- regraded film lightly to get rid of green tint
- added burnt in subtitles for the Dark Elves, almost every line has been rewritten (from the Hard Forged Edition)
- moved Jane's introduction to right after Loki in chains
- added extended version of Jane's date
- moved Dark Elves waking up to after Selvig on TV
- moved Jane, Darcy and Intern Ian to after this
- moved the Elves on Svartalfheim to after this, as well as Algrim getting the Kurse stone
- added extended version of the Vanahiem sequence, after Malekith says Asgardians will pay, implying they are behind the attack
- added shot of the Asgardians traveling via Bifrost from Thor 1
- moved Volstagg and Fandrel escorting Algrim and other prisoners to immediatly after the battle, instead of an hour into the movie
- added Loki's fantasy after this, cutting the brief few establishing shots of the basement prison
- added Thor talking to Frigga about Loki after she talks to him via magic Skype
- added extended Celebration scene as they rejoice over their victory
- moved Thor talking to Heimdel about Jane to after the celebration
- added Jane disrupting some scholars in the Hall of Science
- moved Selvig doing his explanation of the Convergence after Odin has
- added Jane waking up in Asgard and exploring
- cut a few frames of Thor's mouth moving while he isn't saying anything (from the Hard Forged Edition)
- added alternate death scene for Frigga, Odin is now present the entire time
- moved the Dark Elves above Asgard to later
- added Jane and Thor talking in the Hall of Science as she is taken into custody
- moved some lines around while Thor and Heimdel talk, so as Thor says Malekith returns, it cuts to...
- moved Malekith and the Dark Elves above Asgard to here, so that Thor is proven correct (from the Hard Forged Edition)
- added Thor fighting the Einherjar while they rescue Jane
- Loki's skin fades to blue as he dies, while his eyes fade to red (from the Hard Forged Edition)
- moved Loki's return, used as an after-credits scene
- flipped Hogun in Vanaheim so he's correctly looking at the Jets, cut a few frames of his eyes darting randomly
- added alternate ending of Jane telling Thor he will be king, and him somewhat accepting the role. It sounds better than my brief description, but they sort of breakup, which is in-line with Ragnarok
- cut the theatrical ending of Thor refusing the throne and leaving Jane on earth, to come back after the credits, as well as the Loki reveal
- cut credits shot of Loki on the throne, extended the credits to conform to music
- moved the Loki return to after the credits, cut the mention of the Aether, changed the score to something more ominous, and added a red tint to Loki's eyes as they fade out slower than the rest of the shot (from the Hard Forged Edition)

User reviews

3 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0(3)
Visual Editing
 
9.7(3)
Audio Editing
 
9.7(3)
Narrative
 
9.3(3)
Enjoyment
 
9.3(3)
Overall rating
 
8.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Alright, first off, HOW did they not go with that alternate ending?! I know, Marvel movie, crowd pleaser, but this is just such a revelation for movies like this that it more than makes up for the films other shortcomings! And it actually makes prior scenes make more sense (Thor explaining why he was off Earth, Thor explaining Convergence by showing their hands drifting and entering different paths, the constant talk about how Asgardians will outlive humans by millennia)! If this were the ending we got, people would speak more highly of Thor 2, and not feel obligated to watch it due to Endgame.

The second MVP of the deleted scenes is the alternate Frigga's Death Scene. Not only does it give Frigga, Odin, and ESPECIALLY Malekith more personality, but it serendipitously plays into Thor Ragnarok later on. We know that Odin whitewashed Asgard's legacy, so having Malekith imply that Bor did the same to Odin is a really good touch, makes Odin feel more human & flawed.

Anyway, explaining my rankings. Video is at 9 because there's not enough breathing room between Loki's fantasy as king of Asgard & him snapping back to reality. Also, during Loki's "death," there was a weird white glow as Loki's body "returned to its Jotun state? I don't remember that being their in TM2YC's Hard Forged edition, but it's been awhile since I saw that edit.

Narrative & Enjoyment are at 8 because it was just too slow in reintroducing Thor in the movie. I understand not wanting to break continuity with the Warriors Three & Lady Sif returning to Asgard while also having captured Kursed/Algrim, but I think there's a way around that:

- Start movie off with a pre-credit scene, an abbreviated version of Jane's date (probably just the sea bass part), Jane arriving with Darcy & Ian on the scene, messing around with the weird gravity (imply they already know the kids there), Jane wonders off and finds the Aether.

- Once the Aether is found, Malekith wakes up, sensing its call.

- Now we get the Marvel Logos

- Loki meets with Odin, Thor fights all over, bring home prisoners, Thor meets with Frigga & Odin, etc.

- Once we cut to Kursed in prison, we *flashback* to Malekith and Algrim seeing the wasteland that is theirrealm, as well as Algrim becoming one of the Kursed, and Kursed breaking out of prison.

You get the same information without sacrificing pacing, I imagine.

But still, this edit gets my recommendation from those two scenes I mentioned at the top alone!

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Overall rating
 
9.7
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7.0
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10.0
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10.0
This was my first Bobson Dugnutt fan edit I've watched and I'm glad it was Thor-The Dark World, which I think is an underrated member of the Marvel lineup. As much as I've always liked the theatrical version, I really thought the extended material added filled in a lot of gaps and fleshed out some story lines much better. I just wish it had a larger bitrate, because watching it on my projector it would have made it a better hd experience. Thanks for your work on this and I'm excited to see more of your work.

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As usual, Bobson Dugnutt has done a great job! The inclusion of such scenes like Frigga's alternate death scene, and Jane exploring Asgard gave it more story, and I feel made it better. Keep up the good work!

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