Thor: Love and Thunder has been “accused” of causing major changes to the script. Marvel Studios now responds to the accusations.
In statements to Varietythe co-writer of Thor: Love and Thunder, Jennifer Kaytin Robinsonexplained some of the extravagant decisions of Taika Waititi during the writing process. Specifically, she clarified the reports about the jokes included in the script of Marvel. The writer stated that the filmmaker never discards the entire script. He just adds to the story while keeping its core.
“We worked on the script together. She threw away her own work! Actually, we met for many, many months. Then we’d get to the shoot, rehearse it, and… Well, throw it out is the wrong word. Taika Waititi dismisses the idea, but the core of the story is still there.”
The screenwriter of Thor: Love and Thunder detailed what working on the Marvel set was like. She followed Taika Waititi with a laptop and captured every change the script went through as she went along.
“There were different versions. We would read what we were shooting the next day and brainstorm. I sat with my laptop and listened. She closed her eyes and wrote something. […] Another version is in the first essay. Things were beginning to change and I only had my computer. He wrote while following Taika Waititi. He moved and changed things. […] I just remember that it was an out-of-body experience, as I was walking behind Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt with a laptop, literally through a trench they had built. He seemed on another planet. I thought, ‘What the hell? How did I get here?’ The truth is that it was very strange.”
They were writing the movie in real time during the shoot!
the writer of Thor: Love and Thunder it also discussed the fact that they were writing the Marvel Studios movie in real time, while it was being filmed.
“The third version of the script comes when Taika Waititi is directing. He would literally stand behind the monitor, I would stand next to him and yell things. […] I spent a lot of time in front of a small monitor, next to Taika Waititi. We were writing the film almost in real time, while it was being shot. So there were all kinds of versions to put the movie together. Taika Waititi’s brain moves at an inhuman speed. The way he thinks or sees things… he likes to have the power to play with things, but he also has an absolute contract that is truly amazing”.
Therefore, the controversy Thor: Love and Thunder that they deleted a lot of material is denied. Perhaps Marvel Studios demanded a time accommodation in the feature film, but there were many versions of the script. Basically, as many as there were days of filming.