The latest Thor: Love and Thunder update has created quite a buzz among the fandom as it revealed Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. The Grandmaster was featured for the first time in Thor: Ragnarok who used to enjoy a Gladiator-Esque event on the planet Sakaar. Even before the movie was released, there were updates that the movie’s runtime has been cut to prevent it from exceeding two hours. Jeff Goldblum’s scene also became a victim of these changes. These changes implemented in Thor: Love and Thunder turned it into a lackluster experience and thus the ultimate cut of the movie received hugely unfavorable reviews.
Why was Grandmaster thrown out of Thor 4?
Recently a concept art revealed by visual artist Laurent Ben-Mimoun revealed the Jeff Goldblum scene in the movie which eventually came under the scissors of the studio. Captioning the photo, Ben-Mimoun wrote Moon of Shame.
There are numerous other scenes from the movie which were subtracted just for the sake of time. Speaking about this removal, the director Taika Waititi revealed that even though some scenes are the funniest still they can’t be kept to maintain the flow of the movie:
“When you go into the edit you just never know. 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.”
The scenes removed from the Chris Hemsworth starrer affected it to a great extent as we may have missed some of the prime subplots which could have improved the storyline of the movie. The movie received largely negative reviews from both the critics and the fans due to its lack of depth and overuse of humor.
What does the deleted scene have for us?
As per the deleted scene posted by the artist, we can see a scene featuring Grandmaster in some kind of spaceship with the head of Korg.
Earlier also the Gorr actor Christian Bale revealed that he had a scene with Jeff Goldblum in the movie. It means that Gorr the God Butcher at some point was about to meet Grandmaster. This could have also led to Thor and the company reuniting with the character on their mission to defeat Gorr. But we were left with nothing but a simple normal storyline.
Thor: Love and Thunder is also a prime example of how a movie can fail due to its screenplay even after having some award-winning directors and actors. It will be interesting to watch if someday Grandmaster can be spotted again in MCU and how will this movie matter in the vast landscape of this ongoing Multiverse Saga.
Thor: Love and Thunder is still running in the theaters