Now it’s been quite a few days since Thor: Love and Thunder hit the theaters and we have been subjected to some exciting details and examples of Taika Waititi’s creativity which he introduced to Thor and MCU with Ragnarok. The humorous and colorful tone introduced by the Jojo Rabbit director continues to exist in this fourth installment and we even got to see some new epic easter eggs in the movie.
Kevin Feige said to Make it Bigger?
In Love and Thunder, when Thor along with Jane Foster, Valkyrie, and Korg go to Omnipotence City to seek help from Zeus played by the Gladiator fame Russel Crowe, there’s a hilarious scene where Zeus ripped off Thor and there we spotted an exciting easter egg in the form of a “RIP Loki” Tattoo on Thor’s back.
The particular scene was centered around when Thor went to speak with Zeus regarding Gorr, the God Butcher, Zeus get angered by the God of Thunder and ripped off his clothes in front of everyone. Taika Waititi spoke to Insider that there had been plans for a similar scene in Ragnarok but for some reason, it couldn’t able to make it to the film so he needed anyhow to put that in this movie:
It was a comedy bit that was supposed to be in “Ragnarok.” When Loki faked his death and he’s reunited with Thor and Thor can’t believe he’s alive, he was to say, “I mourned you, look I even got this stupid tattoo,” and Thor lifts his sleeve and it’s a tattoo that says “RIP Loki.” For some reason, it didn’t make it into the film, but I was determined to get it into this one so I doubled down and put it on his back.
To his idea, the Marvel head Kevin Feige amusingly remarked to make it bigger so that it can cover Hemsworth’s entire back:
And then [Marvel Studios head] Kevin [Feige] was like, “Can we make it five times bigger?” [Laughs.] So that’s why it covered his entire back.
Although Loki is somewhat alive in MCU in a way still not so it is a creative move to feature the God of Mischief in that way in a Thor movie.
Thor and Loki in MCU:
Thor and Loki’s relationship has always been complicated and also featured as one of the integral parts of Thor’s story in MCU. Loki played major roles in the past two movies of Thor as well as the main antagonist in 2012’s Avengers before finally turning good in Ragnarok. But as soon as he turned good, he was killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
But MCU took a clever take with Loki in Avengers: Endgame and sent the 2012 version of the character on an exciting journey which is shown in the popular Disney+ series Loki and is also set to return as the titular character in season 2.
Thor: Love and Thunder is running in theaters near you.