Thor: Ragnarok is rife with humor and family drama, and a cut flashback would have combined the two themes perfectly.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, director Taika Waititi explained that when he originally pitched his ideas for the Thor sequel he used John Hughes movies for reference. Waititi went on to reveal a scrapped look back at the title character's childhood. “Well I wanted this little thing, and maybe if we ever do a Thor 4 we can have it, but I wanted to do some flashbacks where Thor was a kid, a fat little kid," the director said. "There was like an '80s version of Asgard where everyone had massive shoulder pads, and everyone had mullets (laughs)."
"Our idea was Thor and Valkyrie meet and he’s like, ‘Hey I know you,’ and she’s like ‘Ha I remember you,’ and then it cuts back to this thing and he’s just this pudgy little kid walking around with a mullet and being picked on by other kids," he continued. "And Loki’s like this little emo goth hanging out by himself. He was like the kid in Harry Potter, [Malfoy].”
This scene would definitely have fit into the meta take on Thor and his friends, though it sounds like there's a chance it still may make the cut if Waititi signs on to direct another Thor flick. With the critical and financial success of Thor: Ragnarok, it wouldn't be too surprising if the director gets the opportunity.
In theaters now, Thor: Ragnarok is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.