Thor: Ragnarok Originally Gave Odin an Even More Depressing Death

Author Thumbnail
By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
November 16, 2019  03:43 PM


Have you ever felt like there was something off about Odin's death in Thor: Ragnarok? There's a good reason for that. It has just been revealed that the All-Father was supposed to have an even more dramatic death in the film but it was deleted from the theatrical cut of the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick.

The original death of Odin is one of the surprising deleted scenes that can be found in Marvel's Infinity Saga box set (via Screenrant). In the scene, Thor and Loki find a homeless Odin stumbling around in an alley. The All-Father immediately recognizes his sons and begins warning them about Hela and Ragnarok. Odin then shows Thor how Asgard will be destroyed before transferring his powers as king to his son.

This is when Hela arrives and confronts Odin, asking why he had kept her locked away. When her father answers that he disagrees with her "cold and brutal" ways, she says she hasn't changed and immediately stabs him. Hela then faces her brothers, destroying Mjolnir and forcing Loki to call out to Heimdall to take him and Thor away.

The scene actually sounds more fitting for Ragnarok since there were previously leaked images of Anthony Hopkins looking like a homeless man. In addition to that, the first trailer for the film showed Hela destroying Mjolnir in an alley. However, director Taika Waititi confirmed that Odin's death had to be reshot because test audiences "felt too sorry" for the All-Father. Which should have been the point but at least we know the scene actually exists.

The Infinity Saga box set was released on November 15.

Related: Avengers: Age of Ultron Almost Featured Captain Marvel

What Others Are Reading

Author Name
Nobelle Borines can be described as a heavy-metal pop culture geek, like a weird combination of Supernatural's Sam and Dean Winchester. She enjoys reading horror and fantasy novels when she isn't writing about the different fandoms around the world. Nobelle is currently working on a scary book but is too scared to let you read it just yet
@Nobelle Borines |