‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Almost Had a Flashback Featuring Thor as a Chubby Kid
Thor: Ragnarok may very well be the Marvel movie with the most jokes per minute, thanks in no small part to director Taika Waititi, one of the most talented comedic moviemakers working today. Pretty much every scene is a delight, but like with most films, some of the best parts had to be cut in favor of keeping the story moving. Waititi recently revealed a flashback scene that would have featured chubby kid Thor and a young goth Loki.
During an appearance on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Waititi explained that originally there was a flashback scene that would have shown Thor and Valkyrie interacting as youngsters.
I wanted this little thing, and maybe if we ever do a Thor 4 we can have it, but I wanted to do some flashbacks where Thor was a kid, a fat little kid. There was like an 80s version of Asgard where everyone had massive shoulder pads, and everyone had mullets (laughs). Our idea was Thor and Valkyrie meet and he’s like, ‘Hey I know you,’ and she’s like ‘Ha I remember you,’ and then it cuts back to this thing and he’s just this pudgy little kid walking around with a mullet and being picked on by other kids. And Loki’s like this little emo goth hanging out by himself. He was like [Malfoy] in Harry Potter.
Waititi said that while he loved the idea, it wouldn’t have worked with what they were ultimately going for.
The problem was we needed him to not know Valkyrie in the film and stuff. And then it became less and less of a thing to have a flashback. We would’ve been forcing it, so it would’ve been a situation where we would have been having a pointless flashback.
It’s such a shame that this didn’t make it into the movie, but the good thing is that it’s still in the back of Waititi’s mind to do. So, fingers are crossed for a Thor 4 in which our favorite Asgardians are weird little losers, at least for a scene.
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