When the full trailer for “Thor: Love and Thunder” was released a month ago, a surprise came – a scene in Olympus where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds his outfit “thrown out” by Zeus (Russell Crowe).
The scene became the most paused/replayed moment in the clip, according to YouTube. Now, the film’s director, Taika Waititi, has spoken to ComicBook.com and confirmed that the entire series has been part of the film from the start:
“We all knew very early on that we wanted to do it. That was actually in the first draft of the script and Chris was on board too. I think you have a body like Chris, even he understands it. It would be a shame not to show it off.”
Waititi went on to joke that not having the scene “would be a crime against humanity…you have to take care of the masses.” The shooting has pushed the film’s MPAA rating to a place the MCU has never been before, with the PG-13 rating due to “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some evocative material.” and partial nudity.”
The comments come as the film has been confirmed to run at 119 minutes, making it the shortest MCU entry since 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
The film finds Thor on a journey unlike anything he has ever experienced: a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who pursues the extermination of the gods.
To face the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who—to Thor’s surprise—inexplicably lose his magical hammer, Mjolnir. , wields as the Mighty Thor.
Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to unravel the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Chris Pratt, Matt Damon, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, Melissa McCarthy, Jaimie Alexander and Russell Crowe star together in the film, which premieres July 8.