It Seems Russell Crowe Wasn’t Always Zeus In Love And Thunder

Russell Crowe Shot All His Zeus Scenes Twice In Different Accents Reveals Waititi

According to some new early artwork, it seems Russell Crowe wasn’t always Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder. Instead it appears that the early ideas for Crowe’s character were more akin to the Devil himself.

Check out some of the early work commissioned to artist Miles Tevez, as per his Instagram post below.


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That is indeed a very Satan inspired look for Crowe. One wonders whether either Waititi, or Marvel got cold feet about playing the Devil for laughs? This is after all a far cry from all those Mephisto rumors. You can’t see the Crowe from Love and Thunder manipulating everyone through the Darkhold etc.

As it stands I think Zeus worked perfectly well. In fact I’d argue it was a far better call than going for old Beelzebub. I think I’d have liked Waititi go one step further and have both Jesus and Mohammed depicted in Omnipotent City, but I understand that would probably have meant the movie being banned across most of the world, sadly.

But hey, I mustn’t let my heathen atheist ways get in the way here. The point is that as cool as it sounds, I think Marvel/ Waititi/whoever made the call, made the right one. Crowe was fantastic as Zeus and not at all like I was expecting him to be. Hopefully we get to see Thor kick his ass again in the future?

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So Russell Crowe wasn’t always Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder. It seems to begin with he was supposed to be Satan, or some similar type of god. What do you think of this? Did Marvel/Waititi make the right call with Zeus instead? As always, leave any thoughts you have below in the usual spot.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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