Thor: Love and Thunder Concept Art Reveals Russell Crowe was Originally Satan
Published 1 year ago
With his work in Gladiator, you’d think that Russell Crowe getting cast as Zeus would be perfect for Thor: Love and Thunder, but apparently he was supposed to play a different deity in the film.
As revealed by concept artist Miles Teves on IG, Crowe was supposed to play the Devil/Satan/Mephisto in the film, and he was supposed to be chewing on a severed leg. Check this out:
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We don’t know why the concept was scrapped, but I think that it would have something to do with the character and context. I’m sure audiences would expect the Devil to refuse to help Thor when he asks them to help with the God Butcher, but if you give us a character that Thor idolizes, like Zeus, the point of the gods being selfish is really driven home.
Admittedly, the scene with Thor visiting the city of the gods is really played for laughs. Though it would have been impressive to see how the other gods really function in the Marvel Universe, I think it was kind of expected, especially with how Waititi dealt with Thor: Ragnarok.
For now, the internet is arguing over the film and its quirky tone, but I think the box office numbers will speak for themselves when it comes to Love and Thunder’s overall reception.
Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to his surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer. Together, they set out on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now showing in theaters.