‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Writer Says Ending Never Changed
It has become a commonality in the world of film for ideas and screenplays to change in various degrees over the course of any production, which makes the following revelation just so rare, as Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson says the ending never changed.
There was a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding what was the record-setting fourth solo film for Chris Hemsworth’s iconic God of Thunder; as he remained one of the few remaining original six Avengers, and one slated to carry on his MCU saga.
The entry marked his continued solidification as a fan-favorite Marvel hero, as well as the return of Taika Waititi; with the MCU running back what was one of the best collaborative duos that the entire franchise can offer following their work on Thor: Ragnarok.
The film was poised to be one of the best of the MCU’s Phase Four, with it primed to introduce characters like Gorr the God Butcher and Jane Foster; and with the film being such a lynchpin in the overall Marvel Universe, it is interesting that the film didn’t change much from the development stage.
In a recent Interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson talked about how the ending of the film never really changed; with the creative team only configuring how they would arrive at that ending.
Robinsons stated, “Love and Thunder was always Love and Thunder. Gorr was always going to bring his daughter back into existence. There were many different versions of that final scene. ”
Robinson added, “There were many different versions of, ‘Does Gorr always make the choice? Does his heart kind of betray him? does he go to the very last minute, ‘No, I want the gods to die,’ but because Eternity grants your deepest desire, it’s his daughter that’s brought back?”
“There were a lot of different versions of how she came into being,” the writer continued, “but her coming into being and that being what is brought forward from Eternity was always the end goal.”
It is interesting to consider that Marvel had really built the entire process of the film around the reality that the end would see Thor take Gorr’s daughter as his own, and build her into the Marvel hero now known as Love.