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'Thor: Ragnarok' Originally Featured More Odin

'Thor: Ragnarok' Originally Featured More Odin
From Slashfilm - November 10, 2017

If you thought Anthony Hopkins role as Odin inThor: Ragnarok seemed a bit small, theres a reason for that: his scenes were drastically changed after test audiences reacted poorly. In a new interview, Ragnarok directorTaika Waititi confirms that the original plan for Odin bothered early test audiences, resulting in a drastic change. Learn more about theThor Ragnarok deleted scenes involving Odin below.

One of the biggest problems I had withThor: Ragnarok was that the first half of the film seemed like it was in a rush, not allowing the narrativea chance to catch itsbreath. Case in point: the film quickly breezes through a re-introduction of Anthony Hopkins character Odin, a decision that robs a moment meant to be emotional of all its power.

Early set photos fromRagnarok hinted at a lot more Hopkins in the film, including moments where Hopkins Odin was somewhere in New York. None of that showed up in the finished version that hit theaters this month. In an interview withEmpire, directorTaika Waititi confirms that the originally Odin plotline was changed for the final film after test audiences reacted poorly to it:

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