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THOR: RAGNAROK Almost Had an ’80s Flashback to Little Pudgy Thor and Emo Goth Loki

Warning: This post contains minor spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok.

If you’ve already seen Thor: Ragnarok you know it’s two hours of pure joy from start to finish, and it’s hard to imagine the movie could have possibly been any more enjoyable. But a scene that didn’t make it into the movie might have done just that, because it would have been a flashback showing a young Thor and Loki as two very awkward little kids.

Director Taika Waititi was a guest on’s Happy Sad Confused Podcast with Josh Horowitz, and he mentioned how his pitch to Marvel included scenes from some classic John Hughes movies. When asked how they could have influenced Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi said he originally planned on including a flashback to an ’80s like Asgard full of big shoulder pads and mullets, and it would have shown Odin’s sons in a very different light.

“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.”

Pudgy Thor (Thudgy?) and Emo Loki (Emoki?) would have been hilarious to see, and the scene would have fit perfectly with the hilarious tone of the film. So what happened? Waititi said once it became necessary for Thor and Valkyrie to not know each other, the flashback “would’ve been forcing it” and “pointless.”

Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean it makes sense for the story you are telling, so it sounds like leaving it out was for the best. But don’t give up hope on ever seeing the scene, because Waititi also said it could still be included if they ever make Thor 4. And considering how much fun Ragnarok is, they might have to pull out all the stops to live up to our expectations. And now we’ll be expecting Thudgy and Emoki.

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