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There's A Weird, Old-Timey Rape Joke In "Avengers: Age Of Ultron"


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Back in October, Marvel released this Avengers: Age of Ultron clip of the Avengers competing to see who can lift Thor's hammer.

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In the extended version of the same scene, released last week, we see the moment as it plays out in the movie.

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"Prima nocta" is the historical (and probably mostly symbolic) right of a lord to insist on sex with any bride under his rule on her wedding night. It played a major part in Braveheart.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is written and directed by Joss Whedon, an acclaimed creator of strong female characters and vocal supporter of gender equality.

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BuzzFeed News has reached out to Disney for comment.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits U.S. theaters on May 1.


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