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‘Kevin Feige Really Wanted Him To Do It’: Taika Waititi Says Brett Goldstein as Hercules Wasn’t His Idea as Movie Faces Mounting Criticism For Weird Casting Choice

After Thor: Love and Thunder directed by Taika Waititi, the tension surrounding Chris Hemsworth’s sequel has been a massive hit, especially after the positive reviews from fans including a scene that introduced Hercules. Over its marketing, Thor 4 has been taken as a standalone story, but after its worldwide premiere, it’s obvious that this wasn’t the topic as its post-credits clues set up huge ramifications for the MCU.

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Thor: Love and Thunder post credit scene
Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scene

After Gorr kidnapped the Asgardian children from New Asgard, Thor attempted the assistance of the Gods, which led to him visiting Omnipotent City. During the squad visit, Russell Crowe’s Zeus positively refused Thor’s request, eventually leading to a big war that seemingly ended with the former’s extinction.

Thor: Love and Thunder Hercules Scene Explained by Taika Waititi

Thor: Love and Thunder director explained Hercules scene
Thor: Love and Thunder director explained Hercules scene

The movie’s mid-credits scene starred the debut of Brett Goldstein as Hercules, with the character put to hunt down the God of Thunder in the future. In an interview with Uproxx, the director talked about Hercules’ famous MCU debut and his scope in the long-running franchise.

“Kevin really wanted him to do it, and yeah, Brett’s amazing. He’s great.”

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Taika Waititi also talked about he doesn’t know the details about the character’s MCU future, saying that it is hidden if the tease at the end is meant for “future Thor movies or something else entirely:”

“And I don’t know if that’s to do with Thor, or if it’s to do with how that will develop. Because, obviously, Hercules, there’s a character from the books as well. And so, yeah, this will be interesting to see because Kevin, he’s obviously the mastermind of all of these threads and how they’ll tie up and how they meet, mix and match. So I’m curious to find out myself.”

Hercules, Marvel comics
Hercules, Marvel comics

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The director also knew the excitement of the fans at the film’s premiere when Hercules showed up:

“And it was such a cool moment in the cinema where it played, that people went nuts. They were so excited.”

Taika Waititi’s high honor for Brett Goldstein is a positive reflection of the actor’s MCU future, and clues suggest that he has a long trip ahead. Additionally, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige chose the actor to represent the MCU’s prominent character and also talks a lot about his potential.

Thor: Love and Thunder is playing in theaters now.

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Written by Shreeparna Das