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‘Have To Do What’s Best For the Film’: Thor: Love and Thunder Director Taika Waititi Vows To Never Release Deleted Peter Dinklage, Jeff Goldblum Scenes Since ‘They Aren’t Good Enough’

This article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder

Even before its release, Thor: Love and Thunder was buzzing through the town for its highly comedic take on the script and the veering off from the comic storyline. Although Chris Hemsworth’s potential as an actor capable of portraying grim Thor as well as a funny one did save the script from running into the ground, other elements of the narrative, like Gorr as the villain gave the film some class.

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Chris Hemsworth in the titular role in Thor: Love and Thunder

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Taika Waititi’s insistence on taking creative liberty has truly produced some marvelous films in the industry. A notch above the rest, he is not just an ingenious visionary playing with ideas but equally capable of executing them in a larger-than-life style. Waititi has a flair for artsy creationism and this has enabled him to branch out from directing individual films to now, franchises.

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Taika Waititi’s Direction For Thor: Love and Thunder

If not unanimously so, Thor: Love and Thunder did receive some love from the audience who were taken up by the laughter and the fun rather than Marvel’s earlier phases of gloom and doom. But this take on the MCU was not entirely the studio’s idea. Waititi had an immense hand in the direction in which he intended the movie to go and he made it heard via his clearly outspoken messages.

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Director Taika Waititi poses at the European premiere of his film “Jojo Rabbit”

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Apart from the prevalent “Love is Love” theme, the movie boasted of heartfelt friendships and the relationship of Thor and Jane Foster. It also brought forth important concepts from the original comics — Mighty Thor, Jane Foster’s cancer, and her transformation to becoming one of the Valkyrie.

But even with all of the new additions, Waititi received major backlash for swerving greatly off the path of the original comics and using his own narration style to fill the gaps. The script also left behind major plotholes, such as, why did Thor not use his knowledge of Eternity during The Blip to bring back half the universe or wish Thanos dead?

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Deleted Scenes: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Jeff Goldblum

In an interview with Insider, Waititi had a lot to say about the film and its post-production. For one, the sound of the screaming goats was actually a fan-made meme taken from a Taylor Swift song and the “Thor will return” message was a surprise to both the director and the actor. But among all the takes, the cutting room edits were the most surprising of all.

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Thor 4: Lena Headey is among the actors who didn’t make it to the film’s final cut

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Waititi says once the sequences have made it into the cutting room, one never knows what will come out the other end:

“A scene on its own could be the most funniest thing or intriguing thing, but sometimes those things if you keep them in will just make the movie screech to a halt. So you have to do what’s best for the film.

And if you ask any of those actors who were cut out — Jeff Goldblum, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage — they all understand how it works. They have been in the game long enough. But that’s just the way I look at things.”

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The deleted scenes may never see the light of day as this is something that Taika Waititi is very aware of being demanded by fans. When asked about it, he replies:

“People say, “I can’t wait for the deleted scenes with those actors.” I don’t want people to see the deleted scenes because they’re deleted for a reason: They aren’t good enough.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is playing now in theatres worldwide.

Source: Insider