It’s no secret that Marvel movies have a lot of moving parts behind the scenes which ultimately result in a concept being translated from the page to the big screen. And in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe release, Thor: Love and Thunder, filmmaker Taika Waititi puts in work, balancing a fun comedic tone with some heavier themes (He even throws in some zanier elements like the heroic and viral space goats and Russell Crowe’s ridiculous Zeus.) Amid all of that, though, Waititi apparently used a wrong take involving Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie in the final movie, as pointed out by the actress herself.
Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson recently teamed up for Vanity Fair's Notes on a Scene series, during which filmmakers and actors do a deep dive into a single scene in a film and explain the finer elements of it. Check out the moment when the Valkyrie actress shows her director one moment that might have worked best as a blooper:
Now I’ll be honest, I didn’t notice this little mistake when I caught the fun, feels-inducing movie that is Thor: Love and Thunder, but Tessa Thompson sure did. As she revealed to Taika Waititi, he left a shot from her performance in which she was supposed to be reacting to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor waking up from the Shared Vision with Asgardian children. In the short moment, Valkyrie looks like she’s reacting in surprise to something for no reason.
The New Zealand-born filmmaker laughed in embarrassment at the revelation, admitting he’d never noticed it. Tessa Thompson laughed it off as well, saying she doesn’t “mind it” and thinks it’s “kind of funny.” While she said that “it doesn’t make any sense, she “loves it.” Also in Thompson’s words:
To be completely honest, this little editing flub is pretty funny all in all. The next time you catch Thor: Love and Thunder, you can see the short moment and, if you go with friends or family, check and see if they're able to spot it. It's true that director's definitely want to shoot for a clean and cohesive edit with their films, yet little things like this can happen from time to time. Though I'm sure the Creed actress is going to humorously rib her director about this little blemish for the foreseeable future.
Thor: Love and Thunder has been absolutely killing it at the box office since Chris Hemsworth's latest hit No. 1 at the box office in its debut last weekend. The movie has already amassed $415 million worldwide, per Box Office Mojo and is predicted to win the weekend again as Where The Crawdads Sing and Paws of Fury reach theaters. You can check out CinemaBlend’s interview with the Love and Thunder cast while you’re on the subject. And do yourself a favor and check out the movie, complete with the small editing flub.
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