Thor comes out on DVD next Tuesday (actually on Tuesday, not on Friday, like X-Men: First Class does tomorrow — sorry about that, folks) so some of the DVD extras are popping up, including this oddly low-res deleted scene starring The Warriors Three and Sif. This scene introduces Hogun, Fandral and Volstagg, as well as Sif, and their one defining characteristic pretty smoothly — Sif loves weapons and fighting! Hogun is grim and taciturn! Volstagg is hungry! Fandral likes handjobs! I can see why it was cut out, but those of you who wanted more of the Three and/or Sif should at least appreciate its inclusion as an extra at least. (Via Comics Alliance)
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