13 Jul - Taika Waititi recently admitted to the rumours that he had cut scenes involving three big names from his new Marvel movie, "Thor: Love and Thunder".
The New Zealand director, who spoke about the cuts with Insider, revealed that the original version prior to the film's release had several characters interacting with Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher, including Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Peter Dinklage as Eitri, as well as another character played by "Game of Thrones" alumna, Lena Headey.
"I wrote the thing so when you cut anything it's a little bit of a challenge to yourself because you're like, 'Am I not that good? Should I have seen this coming?' But every film I've done I've probably cut the same amount out. When you go into the edit you just never know," said Waititi.
"A scene on its own could be the funniest thing or intriguing thing, but sometimes those things if you keep them in will just make the movie screech to a halt. So, you have to do what's best for the film."
However, the director stressed that all the actors involved understood the situation.
"They all understand how it works. They have been in the game long enough. But that's just the way I look at things," he added.
As to whether the scenes will be added in future director's cut, Waititi stated that that will not happen at all.
"I don't want people to see the deleted scenes because they're deleted for a reason: They aren't good enough. The scenes were not in the movie and that's it," he added.