Peter Dinklage’s scene was cut out of "Thor: Love and Thunder"

And he's not the first "Game of Thrones" alum who was dropped from the film

Published July 11, 2022 9:38PM (EDT)

Actor Peter Dinklage (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Actor Peter Dinklage (Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

This story originally appeared on Winter is Coming.

At 119 minutes, "Thor: Love and Thunder" is the shortest Marvel film to come along in a while, but that's only after the editors chopped out some of the extraneous stuff. It's starting to sound like quite a lot was left on the cutting room floor; in fact, two "Game of Thrones" veterans had scenes that didn't make the final film.

The first we've known about for a minute: Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) had a scene that was cut (and that's now the subject of some legal drama). We don't know who she would have played.

Then there's Peter Dinklage. According to star Christian Bale, the two of them worked together on the film, but Dinklage isn't in the final cut. "I got to work with Peter Dinklage," Bale told the Prensaescenario Youtube channel. "That's not in the final film but I got to work with him, he's fantastic."

Christian Bale worked with Peter Dinklage on "Thor: Love and Thunder"

Now, we do know who Dinklage would have played. Dinklage already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eitri, the King of Dwarfs who made Thor's hammer; this being a Thor movie, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him again.

But what would he be doing in a scene with Bale, who plays villain Gorr the God Butcher? Well, I'm betting they cut Eitri's death scene. Bale also mentioned that he "got to work with Jeff Goldblum," who isn't in the film either. "As you see lots of stuff ends up on the cutting room floor even though it is beautiful brilliant stuff." Goldblum played the Grandmaster in "Thor: Ragnarok." I imagine that Gorr butchers him too.

In fact, it's starting to sound like the sequence that was cut was a montage of Gorr the God Butcher butchering gods. Might Headey's character have been part of that sequence, too?

Perhaps we'll get a clue when the movie opens tomorrow . . . or more likely, when we dig through the supplementary materials a few months later.

By Dan Selcke

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