It’s been revealed that Christian Bale filmed an R-rated scene for Marvel Studios’ Thor 4 (Thor: Love And Thunder) that ended up being cut from the movie’s theatrical release. The British actor revealed this during an interview with Inverse. He revealed that they shot a scene that would have ended up being R-rated because they were really pushing the boat out on it.
During the interview, Bale revealed that while improvising on set, he tried to push the limits of the MCU’s family-friendly reputation and rating. Bale, who played Gorr The God Butcher in the film, revealed that they went so far at some point that even Chris Hemsworth seemed worried. Granted, none of these supposedly R-rated scenes that they shot will ever see the light of day. However, it’s fun to think about what could have happened in these scenes.
Christian Bale and Taika Waititi filmed R-rated scenes for Thor 4
Here’s Christian Bale’s full quote on how him and Taika Waititi filmed some pretty ‘out there’ for Thor: Love And Thunder and the MCU:
With Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika and me, we kind of knew that some of the stuff we were doing probably wouldn’t end up in the film, but we wanted to just push it and see. Ultimately, it is and should be a film that all the family can go and enjoy.
And Chris Hemsworth, a couple of times he looked at me it was like, Dude, that’s a little too far. I don’t think anyone’s gonna want to see that unless it’s an R-rated film. but it was a great joy to give it a shot. And we had a lot of fun in there doing certain scenes and takes on certain scene choices, even if they didn’t end up in the final cut.
Will Marvel ever make an R-rated movie?
All of this makes me wonder whether Marvel Studios will ever make an R-rated movie. Well, it seems as though they might be. We have Deadpool 3 on the horizon, which is going to star Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman (yep, he’s going to be back as Wolverine). That movie is said to be R-rated. We’re also going to get Werewolf By Night on Disney Plus, which I don’t think will be quite R-rated, but I’ve heard that it’s going to be very violent and disturbing.
After that, we’re supposed to get a Blade movie. Now, I don’t think they’re going to make that film R-rated, but I think it will be a rather violent picture. To be honest, I’m not sure what they’re going to do with that movie. The film has just lost its director, Tariq Bassam, only a few weeks before filming was supposed to start. It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with that movie and which director they end up going for.
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