Thor: Ragnarok was certainly the best MCU movie that came out last year and it was the boldest movie attempted by MCU. Taika Waiti and team made a really awesome movie that all the fans, as well as the critics, loved to their heart.
The movie was full of humor and action and it was totally different from the previous two Thor movies. Most of the scenes in this movie were improvised as the movie had a whole lot of funny scenes. One of these scenes that would have made us all laugh was deleted, and surely there would have been many scenes that were deleted from the movie because they did not fit very well in the contest of the movie.
The screenwriter Eric Pearson revealed to Yahoo that there was a scene where Hela would find her way to Heimdall’s hiding place in search of his sword and there she will encounter “The Destroyer”. He was brought to life in first Thor movie and Loki sent him to kill Thor on Earth, but with his friends, Thor overpowered him and regained his strength. Here is what Eric said:
“There was also a scene where she thought they were hiding the sword in the armory, this big fortress, she goes up, and the Destroyer armor comes out to take her out, and she just rips that thing apart too, just to call back the Destroyer armor. And it just felt like an extra beat that we didn’t need. We needed to get Thor pushing back to Asgard as fast as possible.”
The director Taika Waititi revealed that the way Hela was supposed to destroy Mjolnir was originally very different. He said –
“We wanted to go somewhere peaceful and actually like chill out with those characters, and be with Odin while he imparts his wisdom and stuff and not have to hear like stupid yellow cabs honking out the back. It just felt like a terrible environment to have a scene which could be very emotional for what happens with Odin and the boys.”
Marvel just released this deleted scene from Thor where Thor is sitting on the Grandmaster’s ship that he has stolen along with Bruce Banner and Valkyrie. Here’s the scene, have a look at it:
In the scene we see called the ‘Hologram Party’, we see Thor kind of exploring the Grandmaster’s ship. He presses a button and that opens up a Hologram of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster dancing and enjoying himself. In comes, Banner with a bowl of some sort Spaghetti and he talks to Thor as he easts. They talk about how their father died. Banner reveals that he wasn’t present at the time of his father’s death as he was focussing on his career and destiny figuring out the Gama ray particles.
Thor says that his father was murdered in front of him by his sister Hela who he did not even know existed till that point of time. He then says that he cannot beat her as he has lost his hammer, to which Banner contradicts saying that “you are not the God of Hammers”, which is the same line Odin uses to make him understand in the final movie. The Banner tries to explain this through a cartoon character ‘Dumbo’ the elephant. Banner repeatedly calls Thor Dumbo, and Thor who does not get the reference thinks that Banner is calling him a dumbo, a stupid person.
What this reference meant was tha, Dumbo the elephant had magical feathers and one day he loses them and is not able to fly anymore. Then he realizes that the feathers were not his powers, they were just a means and the real magic is inside him. Similarly, Thor’s hammer Mjolnir was just a means to harness his power, and the real power resides within him.
The funny thing is that while Banner explains all this, we see him eating a big alien insect, and the Spaghetti actually turned out to be the tail of that insect. He quickly throws it away and Valkyrie comes in straightaway eating that insect just like that.
Well, not having this scene in the movie makes a lot of sense as it would have come in when Thor, banner, and Valkyrie escaped Sakaar through the ‘Devil’s Anus’ and were traveling towards Asgard. This scene would have sort of broken the flow of the movie and also it would have given away a plot point for Thor which was to come towards the end of the movie.
In the end, we see Odin explain Thor that why he is called the God of Thunder, and the same thing happened in this scene, so it would be kind of repetitive. Still, it was pretty funny and we are glad that we got to see it as a deleted scene.
Along with this scene, we also got behind the scenes edition clips that focused on Hela, Thor, and Korg who was played by Taika Waititi. The Thor clip is called ‘Cute as Christmas’ as it focused on Thor and how he is so attractive and fun to work with. The clip displays the amazing sense of humor that Chris Hemsworth how he knows what the audience wants from him as an actor.
In fact, many fans have compared Ragnarok with the GOTG in terms of tone, but Marvel boss intervened and debunked the claims. Here is what he said:
“Well, I think I would say it’s, and as people see more of Ragnarok, it’s a Taika tone more than a Guardians tone. He’s really adding a very unique point of view to it, but certainly the success of Guardians just boosted our confidence to continue to go in new, fun, weird directions.”
Taika has a background which makes people think that he is all about comedy. Indeed, it is his genre but he is so much more than that. Recently, he disclosed two very interesting things, firstly he wanted to use Deadpool in Thor: Ragnarok if it was somehow possible. He even said during the promotional tour – “Deadpoop. But, y’know… laws n s**t.”
He could not use Merc with a mouth but was still grateful to Marvel and said:
“I would like to come back and work with Marvel any time, because I think they’re a fantastic studio, and we had a great time working together. And they were very supportive of me, and my vision…They kind of gave me a lot of free reign, but also had a lot of ideas as well. A very collaborative company.”
Another wish of his is to make a Black widow comedy movie….yeah I am not joking. Here is what he said:
“In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises. So, I’d love to see Black Widow. I’d like to see Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be. Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?”
Moving on… The second clip called ‘Finding Korg’ gives us an insight at how Taika Waititi got around playing Korg. The third clip focussed on Hela, which described how amazing Cate Blanchett was at playing the evil Villainess sister of the Mighty God of Thunder. Mark Ruffalo’s audio clip was out where he said: “Cate Blanchett’s character is the worst of the worst, totally evil.”
Cate Blanchett herself explained what attracted her to the role of Hela. She mentioned three reasons to do the part – 1. Taika Waititi, the director; 2. Goddess of Death; 3. There has never been a female Marvel villain.
The official synopsis released by Marvel is as follows:
“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization”.
The movie had all the ingredients to become a blockbuster and hence it was one of the best superhero movies in the year 2017.