Christian Bale, in a recent interview, revealed that two major characters were cut from Thor: Love and Thunder. The actor is making his MCU debut as the Thor villain, Gorr The God Butcher. Though this is not his first Superhero movie, the actor played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but he is now joining MCU and fans are excited to see him pull off the role of one of the scariest villains of the Thor comics.
While the fans are excited to see him in the upcoming movie, he revealed two major characters were edited out in the final cut.
Christian Bale reveals two characters were removed from the final cut
The Oscar-winning actor revealed that the movie earlier included scenes of Gorr with Eitri (Peter Dinklage) from Avengers: Infinity War and Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) from Thor: Ragnarok. But these scenes were edited out from the final cut of the movie. According to the actor, the scenes would’ve been really liked and should’ve been included in the film.
He stated, “I got to work with Peter Dinklage, that’s not in the final film,” he said. “I got to work with him and he’s fantastic. I got to work with Jeff Goldblum, he’s not in the final film either. As you see, lots of stuff ends up on the cutting room floor, even though it is beautiful, brilliant stuff.” His grievances are quite similar to his co-star, Natalie Portman, who said that Taika Waititi removed entire worlds from the final cut.
The first cut of Thor: Love and Thunder was four hours long
Taika Waititi had previously shared that the original cut of the film was four hours long, it was later cut down to the current runtime of 119-minutes. The filmmaker revealed that most of the scenes were removed from the movie on the editing table because they did not seem as relevant to the plot as they did while the shooting was going on. Chris Hemsworth called the original cut “Batsh*t crazy, wild.” The actor even compared it to a Monty Python sketch.
Thor: Love and Thunder would be missing Loki and will not include the multiverse either. The filmmaker revealed that the movie is set in the core universe of the MCU.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to release on July 8 in the US.