At one point, Thor: Love and Thunder was going to be an all-star affair with Jeff Goldblum, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey appearing in cameo roles. Goldblum has previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarokand a new piece of concept art teases the character’s retaliation in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Concept art shows the Goldblum eldest wandering his Sakaarian abode as a Jack Kirby-inspired worker tinkers with gadgets. To the side, Korg’s disembodied head can be seen resting on the table. See the image, courtesy of concept artist Laurent Ben-Mimoun below.
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know the Grandmaster was nowhere to be found. Neither Peter Dinklage’s Eitri, nor the mysterious character of Headey. Taika Waititi previously said there just wasn’t enough room in the film for their scenes.
“I wrote the stuff so that when you cut something, it’s a bit of a challenge to yourself because you’re like, ‘Am I not that good? Should I have seen it coming? But every movie I’ve done, I’ve probably cut the same amount. When you go into the edit, you never know,” Waititi told Insider. than stop the movie. So you have to do what’s best for the film.”
“If you ask any of these actors who have been cut – Jeff Goldblum, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage – they all understand how it works,” added the filmmaker. “They’ve been in the game for quite a long time. But that’s just the way I see it.”
Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarokreturns to lead Thor: Love and Thunder. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Vin Diesel.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters.
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