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FILM: Ragnarok Giveth and Taketh Awayeth

Two articles about the new Thor: Ragnarok film today. First, the director promises a little something something. From Towleroad.com:

Chris Hemsworth

It’s a big promise, but now it’s out there.

Chris Hemsworth and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi gave an interview to Yahoo Entertainment’s Kevin Polowy in which they were asked if the hulking Australian actor had it in his contract to remove the shirt.

Said Hemsworth: “In the very first Thor, I’d be training for months and months and months and Kenneth Branagh said ‘aww, what do you think about a shirt off scene?’ I said ‘mate I’ve been killing myself in the gym for eight months! I’m ready. Let’s go.’”

But Hemsworth said he was relieved there was no shirtless scene in the Thor: Ragnarok script, until he spoke with Waititi. “I said Chris you have to take your shirt off,” explained Waititi. “Do you want bums on seats?”

Joked Waititi: “I would say that on the DVD you can expect an extra DVD of just that. An entire disk. Four hours of him – slow motion, black and white, black and chrome, full color…”

Then there’s this, from Pink news – we were invisibilized AGAIN. From Pink News:

Thor: Ragnarok Valkyrie

Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok left the MCU’s first explicit gay moment on the cutting room floor.

Tessa Thompson played Asgardian warrior Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, which was released last month. Following the release of the film, the actress revealed that the character was bisexual, faithful to her portrayal in the comic books.

“What a joy to play!” However, the film itself did not explicitly confirm her interest in women on-screen. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Thompson revealed she had filmed a scene which more directly confirmed her sexuality.

The actress revealed that she convinced the film’s director Taika Waititi to include the shot, which featured a woman walking out of Valkyrie’s bedroom. But it was left on the cutting room floor as the film was trimmed down, “because it distracted from the scene’s vital exposition”.


Sigh.

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