Adult Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) already have a horde of squealing fangirls. Now imagine what would happen if Marvel gave the fan community a look at the childhood versions of the Asgardian brothers.
Sitting down for an interview on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi decided to talk about how he used John Hughes movies as a reference when he originally pitched his ideas for the third Thor installment to Marvel. During the discussion, the filmmaker opened up about a scrapped scene where Ragnarok gave fans a look at Thor and Loki's childhood.
"Well I wanted this little thing, and maybe if we ever do a Thor 4 we can have it, but I wanted to do some flashbacks where Thor was a kid, a fat little kid. There was like an '80s version of Asgard where everyone had massive shoulder pads, and everyone had mullets (laughs)."
Waititi goes on to explain how he'd fit the flashback in the film, saying that he'd have Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) remember the Asgardian God of Thunder as a child.
"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. He was like the kid in Harry Potter, [Malfoy]."
The flashback would have certainly been a riot for Thor and Lok's fangirls. Unfortunately, streamlining Ragnarok gave little space for the scene, and Waititi had to cut it to keep to the main storyline. Such a shame.
Thor: Ragnarok is currently screening in cinemas.