One Vital ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Moment Happened During Reshoots
REshoots have become a massive part of the process of developing a Marvel film, and it has always been a very real question for fans, “Just how much is added during reshoots?” Well, we now know that it can, at times, be something important, proven in how Thor: Love and Thunder used reshoots.
There is an undeniable mysticism around the process that goes into developing the plethora of Marvel projects that come into being in any given year, and it has become commonplace for interested fans to hear terms like pre-production, post-production, and the like.
It seems like every single Marvel title that is revealed, and ultimately enters development, goes through these various stages, but with every stage is a certain uncertainty from the observer, with many questioning just how much gets put into every film at any given point in the process.
One of those different points is what is known as reshoots, a point that is usually at the very end of the films development stage that precedes its concluding stages prior to its eventual release, and it is a term that carries with it a lot of curiosity as to how much is actually added during this stage.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thor: Love and Thunder co-writer, Jennifer Kaytin Robinsons spoke about the vital moment that was captured during the film’s reshoots, and how that addition helped to shape the film.
As it turns out, the moment in question is the flashback scenes that recount Thor and Jane Foster’s relationship, and their eventual falling out, with the entire sequence playing for the dual purpose of comedic effect, and informing audiences of the character’s current misplaced status.
Speaking of the sequence, Robinson stated, “That was all TAika. That was something Taika conceived of in additional photography and they shot after they shot principal. There was definitely a lot of back and forth on what happened. What do we want to show?”
Robinson added, “It was not just conversations with Taika, but conversations with Chris and Natalie. Really trying to flesh out, ‘how much do we want to show. How much of it is ex-girlfriend Vs. Mighty Thor?'”
The writer concluded, “Really trying to find the balance across the board of what is Jane’s story and what should bet he focus? Something that came to the surface was wanting to know more about the past of that relationship.”
It is interesting to know that that entire flashback sequence was all from reshoots, and it certainly answers the question, speaking to the reality that there is no limit on what could be added during that vital point of the process.