Thor: Ragnarok breathed new life into one of Marvel's weakest franchises, with director Taiki Waititi wisely approaching the project with a sense of glee the series had yet to see before. Thor: Dark World was a sore spot in Marvel's otherwise incredibly strong cinematic universe, but with the latest entry in the series they've managed to turn it all around. The visuals were gorgeous and colorful, the casting was great, and in general, it seems as if everyone had a lot of fun on the project. Jeff Goldblum, in particular, seems to have had a blast.
Entertainment Weekly has just shared a previously unseen deleted scene from the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of the film, which is due to hit shelves March 6, and in it, we see just how crazy some of the ideas they had on set were. In the deleted scene, a hologram of En Dwi Gast (also known as the Grandmaster) pops up in front of Thor, and immediately things start getting pretty weird.
Making out with some tentacles as Thor and Bruce Banner look on in confusion, the scene transitions into a conversational meeting between the two. Banner makes comparisons of Thor's plight to that of Dumbo, while Thor completely misses the reference. As for the tentacle makeout session at the start of the scene, Goldblum previously told Entertainment Weekly that he and Waititi often played around with different ideas while filming.
"We’re nothing if not conscientious and Johnny-on-the-spot with all of our research and ideas, but then we’re willing to throw it all away and just fool around and find something playful and find something that tickles us and see where the chips fall, and that’s where we go," he explained. "Anything that you see in the movie was a version that was selected by Taika’s tasteful editing from usually 10 other choices of stuff that we tried. We just kind of had a growth spurt and a creative ecstasy together and what you see is the result of something from that.”