As Thor: Ragnarok made perfectly clear, they have no problem sending the established tone to the wind. With the film, gone were all preconceived notions of what a Thor film should be. Instead, what we got was an comedy-filled action romp that put the characters we loved in new situations that changed how they acted and how we viewed them.
Apparently, director Taika Waititi almost changed the characters even more. While speaking on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, he discussed a weird scene that would have seen Thor and Loki as kids. Here’s what he said:
“Well 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 the kid in Harry Potter, [Malfoy].”
To me, this is an example of something that was probably left in the script. Not only is it strangely unnecessary, but also changes what the characters were as kids, as portrayed in the original Thor. I’m all for changing things, but when it starts to lead to awkward retconning, I start to question.
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