The disgusting scene cut from Thor: Ragnarok
You'll want to set your popcorn aside for this story.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Thor: Ragnarok writer Eric Pearson revealed that planned scene was left on the cutting room floor, one that's pretty darn disgusting. The scene, which has been noted as "the tale of the 'noodle worm,'" centered around Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) engaging in some gross food-based humor, with the latter actually chowing down on something stomach-churning.
"It was an emotional check-in moment with Bruce Banner and Thor before the finale, with Banner eating alien food and trying to be serious," Pearson explained. "It [looks like] spaghetti, but then he realizes the thing he's eating is alive on the end."
However, Pearson also noted that the bit was part of "a scene that we f***ing rewrote, like, 10 million times," which was presumably one of the factors that led it to being ultimately squashed. "I spent so much time on it, and it just never made it in. We thought it was this pivotal character moment, and it never had a place. It crushed the momentum," the screenwriter said.
The infamous "noodle worm" scene is yet another moment clipped from Thor: Ragnarok, which was originally intended to include a second major Thor villain, feature a flashback scene of a chubby Thor and an emo Loki, and sneak in a reference to the "puny god" punchline from The Avengers–which early audiences were really fond of. Director Taika Waititi explained: "They all land on the bridge—Thor, Loki and then Hulk. They stand for a second. Then Hulk just smashes Loki, punches him out of the frame—just like in Avengers, when Hulk did it to Thor. It was a crowd favorite, but we just had to get rid of it for time. It might be on the DVD."
Perhaps the "noodle worm" will make an appearance in a future Thor movie, though something tells us fans wouldn't mind they never get to see it on screen. (We know we wouldn't.)