After a massive success with Thor: Ragnarok, once again Taika Waititi returned to MCU with Thor: Love and Thunder, and this time the craziness was one level up. The humorous tone introduced by Taika Waititi in Ragnarok finds all its way in this movie too and even more as there’s hardly any moment where its absence can be felt. One such moment is with the Goats and their screaming. The same Goats that were we shown a glimpse of in the trailer of the movie.
The Story of Thor’s Goats:
This is the first time we are shown Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder, the two goats of the God of Thunder in MCU. These Goats form an important component of Thor’s character in the comics. Although they are finally introduced on the big screens yet their origin’s completely changed.
Unlike in the comics, the movie featured Thor receiving those quirky creatures as a gift from an alien race whose planet he saved along with The Guardians of The Galaxy, and amusingly, these goats were also one of the reasons why The Guardians left the Norse God midway. Following that we later find these Goats carrying Thor and party on the chariot or more precisely as named by Lego “Goat Boat”.
They carry Thor and the others to the Shadow Realm so that they can fight Gorr and find the kidnapped children.
Thor’s Goats inspired by Taylor Swift?
During an interview with Insider, when Taika Waititi was asked about that hilarious Goat scream in the movie, he amusingly remarks that it was inspired by Taylor Swift. He explained that at first they didn’t know how the goats would sound but somebody from the post-production pitched the idea of using a meme of Taylor Swift’s video that has a screaming Goat in it:
“They were never meant to be screaming. The goats were always going to be in there because they are in the comics, but we didn’t know how they would sound. Then someone in post-production found this meme of a Taylor Swift song that has screaming goats in it. I didn’t even know that existed. So I hear the screaming goats and I just felt it was awesome.”
The Jojo Rabbit director also addressed the issue of how many people felt that it was he himself but it was totally opposite:
“A lot of people think it’s me screaming. It’s not.”
The screaming sounds used for the Goats are actually taken from a fan-made video of Taylor Swift’s “Trouble” music video so now it is evident that Taika Waititi said it in a whole different sense and in the meantime, the Swifties can relax without any worries.
The hilarious screams of the goats were ridiculous, funny, and quirky in every way possible and act as an incredible addition to Taika Waititi’s as well as the other makers’ creativity. Hope to watch the screaming beasts sometime again in the MCU.
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