There were several cameos from Marvel movies that were being prepared for Thor: Love & Thunder that unfortunately ended up on the cutting room floor.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Thor: Love & Thunder
Thor: Love & Thunder contained a variety of fun and interesting cameos, but some were cut from the final film. Marvel never shies away from cameos in their MCU projects, particularly the long-running cameos of Marvel Comics Creative Director Stan Lee in every Marvel film up until his death in 2018. While many of the characters and actors appeared as cameo performances occur Thor: Love & Thunder were great for viewers to watch, there were some scenes filmed with recurring characters that unfortunately ended up on the cutting room floor.
Thor: Love & Thunder introduces viewers to the God of Thunder for the first time after the events of Avengers: Endgame. He leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy and returns to New Asgard, now ruled by King Valkyrie, to assemble a ragtag team to defeat the sinister Gorr the Godslayer after he renounced the gods. Viewers finally get the exciting revelation of the mighty Thor, Jane Foster, whose handling of Mjolnir provides short-term protection from her cancer and infuses her with the power of Thor. The team encounters various larger than life characters throughout the game Thor: Love & Thunderwith the comedic nature of Taika Waititi’s previous entry Thor: Ragnarok continuation of this project.
Aside from the Guardians’ appearance, Asgardian actors, played by Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill, return alongside newcomer Melissa McCarthy, while Chris Hemsworth’s children, Natalie Portman and Waititi also star in various roles in the film . There’s even a brief appearance from Daley Pearson’s Darryl, reprising his role from the film Team Thor One shot series. Russell Crowe portrays Zeus, but conceptual art suggests he was originally intended to appear as Satan Love & Thunder. It was revealed that more cameos were planned Thor: Love & Thunder Unfortunately, that didn’t end up in the final cut.
Peter Dinklages Eitri
First appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, Eitri the Dwarf was the creator of both Mjolnir and Thor’s new weapon, Stormbreaker, and oversaw the forge in Nidavellir. When Thanos paid an off-screen visit to the Forge, Eitri was forced to craft the infamous Infinity Gauntlet before being injured and his staff decimated by the Mad Titan. Although it would have been interesting to see Eitri doing it Thor: Love & Thunder, his scenes in the film were cut from the final product. Gorr actor Christian Bale stated in an interview that he shot scenes with Peter Dinklage. Bale continued: “It’s not in the finished film, but I got to work with him, he’s fantastic.“However, it was not revealed what that scene would have involved if Gorr and Eitri were seen together Thor: Love & Thunder probably indicates that the God Butcher had targeted Eitri as one of his victims.
Grandmaster by Jeff Goldblum
Introduced to Sakaar as a charismatic leader Thor: Ragnarok, Goldblum brought brilliant theatrics to his role as the Grandmaster, which added to the fresh, comic tone of the third Thor film. The fate of the Grandmaster at the end Ragnarok left open the opportunity for his return in the future of the MCU. His status as the eldest of the universe certainly indicated that he could return again in several future MCU projects, maybe even set his sights on Gorr the God Butcher as Bale revealed he had also filmed scenes with Goldblum since the Grand Master is handy seen as god.
The Grand Master’s Appearance Thor: Love & Thunder was cut, with the veteran actor giving a typical Goldblum response by saying: “I am not seen, visually… nor referred to… I am felt, only vibrationally.” The Grand Master would have fitted the tone perfectly Thor: Love & Thunderthat still maintains the colorful and comedic textures of Ragnarok. Waititi has explained that the Goldblum and Dinklage scenes were cut from the film simply because they weren’t good enough and the story just didn’t need them despite the relatively short running time for an MCU film.
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Lena Headey’s unknown role
The second game of Thrones Alum about to be teased for a role Thor: Love & Thunder, Headey had directed scenes for the film, although nothing was revealed about her character or how she would fit into the story. The cutting of these scenes in Love & Thunder comes after a lawsuit from Headey’s UK talent agency, alleging it owes $1.5 million in unpaid commission fees from several projects, including Love & Thunder. Rumors circulated that Headey would have portrayed a different Valkyrie in the film, and while those scenes may have diluted the Gorr-centric narrative, it would have been exciting to see Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie interact with a sister.
While MCU fans are excited to see deleted scenes starring these actors, Waititi has revealed they will never be released, meaning their cameos will soon be long forgotten. Thor: Love & Thunder is a strong film without these scenes, although it seems that MCU fans will long wonder how they would have fit into the story and if they would have played a role at all. However, since Gorr the Godslayer didn’t kill either Eitri or the Grandmaster in the final cut Thor: Love & Thunder, The door is open for these characters to return to the MCU in the future.
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