Thor: Ragnarok ends with one final gag involving the fate of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. However, director Taika Waititi recently remarked that the film almost depicted a different fate for the character, with him on his way to Earth at the end of the movie.
“And the other thing at the end, with The Grandmaster, was something we shot on Gold Coast that was something I planned for a long time,” Waititi told Collider. “It was either going to be that or it was going to be Topaz and Grandmaster stowing away on the ship at the end.”
According to Waititi, the deleted scene might still make its way into Thor: Ragnarok‘s home release.
“That could be on the DVD in the deleted scenes, those two in the crowd of the Asgardians and he pushes through and goes, ‘I’ve never heard of this Earth place but… We got to keep a low profile,'” Waititi said. “And they kind of put these blankets over their heads and disband into the crowd.”
There may still be a chance that the Grandmaster making it to Earth will become canon in another way. In October, Goldblum teased that he’d already filmed another appearance as the character, and it’s not yet clear what that might be.
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.
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