With Thor: Ragnarok now available across Digital HD – look for Marvel’s cosmic adventure to grace Blu-ray on March 6th – budding comic book fans have combed through every inch of the Taika Waititi-directed threequel on the hunt for never-before-seen story clues and those scenes sentenced to the floor of the editing room. Hell, there’s even a bizarre nod to Yondu of Guardians of the Galaxy.
But anyone expecting a deep dive on Odin’s original death – that is, the scene of Anthony Hopkins’ elderly leader living out the remainder of his life on the streets of New York City – will be disappointed, as Thor: Ragnarok‘s deleted scenes make no mention of the exiled Odin.
Back in 2016, a series of leaked set photos showed Asgard’s rightful king moseying around NYC. Dressed in tattered clothing and looking a little worse for wear, Odin had clearly fallen on hard times, though it was only when test audiences voiced their disapproval of “Hobo Odin” that Taika Waititi and his team decided to relocate the character’s final moments to a much more appropriate setting: Norway.
And so, after a brief pit-stop in the Sanctum Sanctorum (see below), Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston’s are whisked off to Scandinavia, where they bid farewell to their ailing father one last time.
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In hindsight, we can see why Waititi decided to change things around; although “Hobo Odin” drew attention to the character’s fall from grace, it would have meant Anthony Hopkins departing the MCU on a downer – not to mention the fact that such a grim, harrowing shot of a regal king living out his life as a homeless person would have been at odds with Ragnarok‘s comic tendencies.
Expect Thor: Ragnarok to light up Blu-ray on March 6th, and for a look at what’s in store, be sure to check out the trailer down below.
Source: Screen Rant