The rest of this article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder.
In a recent interview with IndieWire, Natalie Portman revealed that one particular moment in director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder was shot in different ways — an untitled but very emotional scene. “The interesting thing was how we had space to train them. We shot 20 different versions of (a scene). There are a few key emotional scenes, but we did really, really different things at a lot of different times,” she told the website.
The actress didn’t go into specifics, although it’s entirely possible that she was referring to an emotionally pivotal scene in which Jane Foster (Portman) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) break up. But she was more open about the scenes that were removed from the final cut of the film. The actress later revealed in the interview that certain scenes with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Jane were not included – these moments help explain the friendship between Jane and Valkyrie after Jane picked up Thor’s cloak.
As further noted by Portman, “[t]There were whole sequences, planets, characters and worlds here that didn’t end up in the film that were hilarious and amazing and (into which) we put a lot of time and energy, and certainly all the crew who designed and conceived too.
Thor: Love & Thunder: The Waititi Cut, anyone?