THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Storyboards Reveal The Grandmaster's Cut Role And A VERY Different Korg

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Storyboards Reveal The Grandmaster's Cut Role And A VERY Different Korg THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Storyboards Reveal The Grandmaster's Cut Role And A VERY Different Korg

More storyboards from Thor: Love and Thunder showcase Jeff Goldblum's scrapped role as The Grandmaster, confirming the Thor: Ragnarok antagonist was set to team-up with a new-look Korg. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Sep 05, 2023 06:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Thor: Love and Thunder

When Christian Bale revealed that he'd shot scenes for Thor: Love and Thunder with Jeff Goldblum and Peter Dinklage, fans immediately started asking why Marvel Studios would cut what sounded like two huge interactions for Gorr the God Butcher.

Neither The Grandmaster nor Eitri was ultimately included in the movie, though we know the former was meant to welcome Thor, The Mighty Thor, and Valkyrie to the "Moon of Shame."

Storyboards shared by William Groebe reveal more about that sequence, including the Thor: Ragnarok antagonist's fully robotic arms. We're guessing Gorr was responsible for inflicting such a grievous wound on Sakaar's former leader and it looks like The Grandmaster was going to use his previously unheard-of technical know-how to create a tank-like body for Korg's head. 

How much of this was shot is hard to say, though it's apparent Goldblum's scrapped role was no mere deleted scene, suggesting Marvel Studios did, in fact, cut an entire subplot revolving around the character. 

Gorr probably tracked down The Grandmaster to learn more about the God of Thunder. From there, Thor: Love and Thunder's heroes were set to encounter him on that moon, likely discovering what it is Gorr was plotting. 

Thor: Love and Thunder ultimately clocked in at less than two hours and was met with middling reviews. The consensus was that the story felt rushed, and director Taika Waititi has made it clear he doesn't ever want to release these deleted scenes (likely explaining why they're nowhere to be found on the Blu-ray).

"Too silly to take seriously, there’s still a lot to love about Thor: Love and Thunder," we said in our review last year, "but unlike Thor: Ragnarok, it’s unlikely to be a movie you’ll fall in love with. Marvel Studios may be developing a quantity over quality issue."

Check out these new storyboards below.

The movie finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat 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 wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.

Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Directed by Taika Waititi, the movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, and Sean Gunn among others.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now streaming on Disney+.

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Forthas - 9/5/2023, 7:07 AM
Just what the story needed! More comedy!
Lokiwasright - 9/5/2023, 7:08 AM
Just release Gorr scenes.

MosquitoFarmer - 9/5/2023, 7:08 AM
Doubt it was a sub plot. Wouldn't have involved much plot.
FireandBlood - 9/5/2023, 7:38 AM
Movie needed more Gorr, less gags. The whole Mjolnir/Thor love thing should’ve been scrapped, and while cool in concept, the empowering children scene at the end was poorly executed
AC1 - 9/5/2023, 7:47 AM
@PlusUltra - Exactly. The Mjolnir/Thor as awkward exes thing might've been funny as a one-off gag in a much better movie but the way it was almost a subplot in and of itself just dragged the whole thing out way too far and robbed it of any actual humour. Same with the dumb screaming goat thing, it *might* have worked once but doing it 3-4 times when it was already a very dated reference just made it tedious.

But yeah the main thing is there should've been WAY more focus on Gorr, who should've been WAY more intimidating. An argument could be made that maybe the shorter runtime could partially be to blame as I feel like that was a studio mandate rather than a genuine made by Taika, but even then if you're in a position where you have to make your movie shorter you prioritise fleshing out the villain and making them a legitimate threat rather than non-stop jokes that aren't even funny.

And yeah everything involving the kids was like a decent concept that was executed terribly.
marvel72 - 9/5/2023, 8:28 AM
@PlusUltra - It was crap,why didn't he empower the heroes when they were fighting Thanos at the end of Infinity War.
FireandBlood - 9/5/2023, 8:32 AM
@marvel72 - Thor just discovered his powers didn’t come from Mjolnir a few days before Infinity War in Ragnarok. He’d had Stormbreaker 8 years by L&T. Common sense dictates he discovered some new found abilities within that timeframe.
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 9/5/2023, 8:48 AM
@AC1 - ''An argument could be made that maybe the shorter runtime could partially be to blame as I feel like that was a studio mandate rather than a genuine made by Taika''

Yeah, because the studio saw what piece of shit movie Waititi has made and they tried to salvage it by cutting shit that would make it even worse. The movie you saw is the movie Waititi genuinely (or disingenuously) made, he was given the free reign, and he used it to make MCU's own Batman & Robin. So yeah, mother[frick]er, he's got no excuses. Kenneth Branagh had to work with even lesser runtime, had to actually build the world and history and portray Thor and his supporting cast in a compelling way, had more restraints from the studio, but still managed to make the best Thor movie and the one Waititi could only dream about making. Or probably not, since he clearly has no care in the world for Thor as a character in the comics, as he admitted himself.

Quit making excuses for bad filmmakers being bad filmmakers. They're all to blame. Him, Hemsworth and the studio execs. Waititi is a tool that was used to make shitty Thor movies, but that could've been avoided if the execs and Hemsworth actually had good vision for Thor's franchise and wanted to hire competent people interested in the lore to make them.
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 9/5/2023, 9:26 AM
@PlusUltra - ''Common sense''

My man, this is such a cope. Especially when you're talking about a movie which has everything but any goddamn sense. Also, it shouldn't be something you have to explain to us. It should be explained to us by the [frick]ing movie. It's why it's called filmmaking - you provide us with information through visual storytelling. But I suppose all the ''Thor wants to [frick] his hammer'' jokes got in the way of the story, if there was any.
FireandBlood - 9/5/2023, 9:34 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - It was poorly explained, I’m not even disputing that. As I said in my original comment, everything to do with that scene was executed poorly. But obviously Thor had honed his skills and abilities more within 8 years, just like Cap did between movies, or Stark with his armors.
AC1 - 9/5/2023, 9:42 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - wow you must be fun at parties
AC1 - 9/5/2023, 7:41 AM
So much wasted potential in this movie. Not that I think these scenes would necessarily have saved it since a lot of it still seems to lean pretty heavily into unnecessary comedy like Korg's face being strapped to a remote control tank.

Ragnarok struck a pretty good balance between comedy and seriousness but Love & Thunder managed to slip off that particular tightrope at the first step and land on its balls before falling over the side.
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 9/5/2023, 8:43 AM
@AC1 - ''Ragnarok struck a pretty good balance between comedy and seriousness''

If you remember the movie only through the Mandela Effect, pal.


Surely two shitty CGI creatures talking about one of them taking a literal shit on the floor is peak seriousness. Especially in a story like Ragnarok.
AC1 - 9/5/2023, 9:40 AM
@URCOMMENTSUCKS - nah I remember it as someone who actually watched it and has a functioning sense of humour ✌️
URCOMMENTSUCKS - 9/5/2023, 8:49 AM
Ragnajoke already ruined Thor, character assassinated him, misused every previously important character, and told a horrendous story with nonsensical plot holes that shouldn't exist if anyone making it bothered watching the first Thor movie. So yeah, nothing was surprising to me when I saw this piece of shit movie. It was exactly what I was expecting. Okay, maybe not; I actually gave Waititi more credit than I should've and thought he was not gonna go as stupid as he went, but he did. So color me surprised. Thor wanting to [frick] his own hammer is so far out there, not even Arnold's Mr. Freeze with his puns was this nonsensical.
PC04 - 9/5/2023, 10:43 AM
This movie should've focused way more on Gorr. Christian Bale actually looked frightening and the fight scene on the black and white moon was pretty cool. The rest of it was just bonkers bad.
bkmeijer1 - 9/5/2023, 11:31 AM
Still think they shouldn't kept Korg around as just a face after Zeus seemingly killed him. That's the moment could've taken a turn for more seriousness, but instead it doubled down on the humor.
cubichy - 9/5/2023, 12:20 PM
Gorr could have been a Thanos or better level villain, but @taika totally crapped it. Most have already said it, batman and robin, powerangers, WB, Blunder and Taika totally destroyed Thor, Asgard and its mythos, and it all started with Ragnarök, which I kind of liked. Watch Ragnarök on Netflick, its way better than love and blunder. blunder was total dogshit, zero redeeming qualities. Infinity plothole, let us wish back everyone after the Thanos snap, the harry potter broom flying, splits, wasted Gorr. Gorr was a bad as villain, it took 3 thors to beat him. They should have showed the battles with the gods and the power of his necrosword instead of kids fighting spiders. they should also have kept the time travel element and totally scrapped the goats and stormbreaker flight engine, the goats are magical and can fly on their own. they are actually faster than starships. Thor cannot will mjolnir to do anything, it's all Odin, they should have kept the Odin side of things and followed canon!!! what a concept, follow cannon. also, the love side, all trash and made up, thor cannot give a hammer, it's all odin, dogshit, all dogshit!

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