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‘You-know-who – Big J’: Thor 4 Star Tessa Thompson Reveals Secret Cutscene That Almost Showed Jesus in MCU

Thor 4 Star Tessa Thompson Reveals Secret Cutscene That Almost Showed Jesus

Religion is always a delicate matter to tackle. Many films have seen backlash for a negative portrayal of a certain religion. But who would’ve thought that Marvel had the same idea for Thor: Love and Thunder before scrapping it for good?

Director Taika Waititi had seen a lot of negative feedback for his work at the helm of the project. The film felt as if multiple ideas had been thrown together in a pot and served to the audience. But the almost appearance of Jesus takes the cake.

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

Jesus Almost Made An Appearance In The MCU

Jesus has been depicted in numerous movies, often times to preach and spread the words of the gospels. The deity Thor, Loki, and, Odin are also deities in Norse mythology among the Norse people who are extinct right now or converted to Christianity around the year 1100 AD. Along with all these Norse gods, there was a scene involving the appearance of Jesus in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) before being cut from the movie.

Russel Crowe as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
Russel Crowe as Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

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In an Interview, former Valkyrie actress Tessa Thompson seemingly confirmed that Jesus was indeed set to have an appearance in the movie but the scene was scrapped for the better of the MCU.

“There was supposed to be a cutaway to you-know-who. Big J.”

The “Big J” refers to Jesus Christ and the scene that involved him is imagined to be along with Zeus, Hercules, and, the pantheon of Greek gods shown in the movie.

The idea was later scraped for the good of the MCU since director Taika Waititi along with Marvel Studios would have faced a lot of backlash for their remarks on Christianity.

Taika Waititi Created A Bat-Sh*t Level of Craziness

Director Taika Waititi (left) as Korg along with Chris Hemsworth (right).
Director Taika Waititi (left) as Korg along with Chris Hemsworth (right).

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In an interview with Empire, the director of the film revealed that the original cut of Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) was one of the most bat-sh*t things he had created in his life.

“Well, just between me, you, and, the readers, I’ve done some crazy sh*t in my life. I’ve lived, like, ten lifetimes. But it’s the craziest film I’ve ever done. If you wrote down all the elements of this film, it shouldn’t make sense. It’s almost like it shouldn’t be made. If you walked into a room and said, ‘I want this and this and this.’ Who’s in it? These people. What are you going to call it? Love And Thunder. I mean, you’d never work again. Maybe I won’t after this.”

Among the other bat-sh*t stuff, Christian Bale who portrayed the character of Gorr the God Butcher in Love and Thunder had also stated about the hours of editing they had to do to make this a signature Marvel family-friendly film. Director Taika Waititi also served his punishment for the amount of craziness shown in the movie due to the exceedingly low ratings that the movie received.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) is available to stream on Disney+ at the moment.

Source: Movieweb

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.