Warning: Mild Spoilers for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ lie ahead! Continue at your own risk!
Eagle eyed fans of the upcoming film, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ noticed something strange about the moment Hela destroys Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Director Taika Waititi has explained why Hela’s destruction of Thor’s hammer was moved from an alleyway with only Thor himself in attendance to the middle of a field, with Loki there to witness the dramatic moment.
Waititi was asked in a video interview why this pivotal moment in the film was relocated. Waititi first answered with some snark:
“Alleyways aren’t cool. Fields are cool. Ask anyone.”
But then the director got serious, saying:
“We originally shot some of that stuff on the set of our stuff in New York. What we wanted to do was have them go down to Earth and they see Doctor Strange and stuff but it felt too convenient that he was suddenly just down the road in an alley and also everything, up to then, everything was so fast-paced and all over the place. We wanted to go somewhere peaceful and actually chill out with those characters and be with Odin while he imparts this wisdom and stuff and not have to hear stupid yellow cabs honking out the back.”
Waititi continued, explaining that the New York alleyway set “just felt like a terrible environment to have a scene that could be very emotional,” and that it was “important for us to be in a beautiful peaceful environment.”
With movies like ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and ‘Justice League’ creating a perception that reshoots mean the film is in trouble, fans of the ‘Thor’ franchise were getting a little nervous! In this case, though, it appears that Waititi had a good reason to reshoot the material, and it should end up improving the overall look and feel of the film.