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Spoilers for the latest episode of Loki -- “Journey into Mystery” -- lie ahead.
As Loki heads towards its conclusion, the Marvel Cinematic Universe show continues to give fans plenty of thrills and surprises to keep them entertained. The penultimate episode of the show was no different, as it saw the titular character meet up with even more alternate versions of himself, all while getting one step closer to discovering who’s behind the TVA. On top of that, the episode was also littered with Easter eggs. One major tidbit came in the form of a certain Thor variant and, according to one of the show’s writers, that character nearly had a wild scene with Tom Hiddleston’s antihero.
As Loki ventured into the underground base of his three counterparts, viewers were treated to a shot of a Mjölnir and Throg (or Frog Thor). Throg was seen trapped in a jar and seemingly trying to find a way out. While his brief appearance was cool enough, writer Eric Martin revealed that the team shot a scene in which Tom Hiddleston’s Loki actually did battle with Throg:
Comic fans will notice the Frog of Thunder in that jar. We actually shot a scene for the Time Theater in Ep 1 of Loki getting pummeled by Frog Thor, but had to cut it to keep things moving. It’s too bad, because Tom was funny as hell.
As Eric Martin explained on Twitter, the scene would’ve occurred during the screening room session that Loki and Mobius have during the series premiere. I honestly think I speak for many fans when I say that would’ve been cool and hilarious to see. It’s true that we’ve seen the God of Mischief get kicked around a few times during the series, but having him take a beatdown from Throg would’ve been the icing on the cake.
Throg, or Puddlegup, was first introduced in a 1980s Thor story, which saw the God of Thunder himself transformed into a frog. It was during this time that Thor befriended Puddlegup and his Central Park-based community of frogs. Puddlegup would eventually reveal to Thor that he was once human and, later, the frog would find a sliver of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, with which he would become Throg -- the Frog of Thunder!
Throg’s cameo and the deleted scene are truly a testament to the ways in which the Loki team have attempted to push the boundaries of weirdness on the show. Plus, it also exemplifies that the writers and producers are big fans of Marvel Comics. You can see the kooky series for yourself by streaming it on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.
Ahead of the final episode in Loki’s season, there’s no telling what might lie ahead for the God of Mischief. But given what we’ve seen so far this season, it’s sure to be a sight to behold. I’m personally one of the many hoping for an appearance from Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror.
New episodes of Loki premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.