Taika Waititi: "It would be a crime against humanity not to show Thor naked"

Maybe he’s exaggerating the meaning a bit, the good Taika Waititi but those were the words he chose when he spoke to ComicBook about the acclaimed nude scene in Thor: Love and Thunder:

“We all knew we wanted to do it from very early on. That was in the first draft of the script actually and Chris was on board as well. You know, I think you have a body like Chris, like, you know, even he understands. It would be just, it would be a waste to not show it off. It would be a crime against humanity. So, you know, it’s, you have to provide for the masses. “

The scene the director is talking about is thus shown in the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, where Zeus (Russell Crowe) has Thor (Chris Hemsworth) chained to a platform. Thor wears a coat with a hood and Zeus tells the gathered audience that it is time to see who the Nordic thunder god really is. With order “Let’s see who you are. I take off your disguise. And flick!“he tears off his clothes and everyone gasps for breath, whereupon Thor says “You flicked too hard, dammit!” People faint around him and Jane (Natalie Portman) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) divide whether they should help him or not. “Well, I mean eventually” says Valkyrie.

Anyone who is eager to see Chris in the costume he was once born in can see Thor: Love and Thunder at the cinema from July 8.

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