A stark change from Taika Waititi’s refreshing “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Thor: Love and Thunder” did not meet expectations. By most accounts, this could be attributed to large portions of the film left on the cutting room floor. Lady Sif was a casualty of this, appearing briefly as one of Gorr’s victims and in a few shots in the ending sequence. This turn of events snatched away the potential for Sif to have a storyline of her own, which entertainment insider Grace Randolph reported on during San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
“There was potentially going to be a romance for Valkyrie in ‘Thor 4,'” Randolph noted. “I found out that it was probably going to be with Sif and that Sif had a lot more scenes, and there was a very close bond bordering on maybe flirtation between the two of them in ‘Thor 4.'”
Randolph went on to note that many scenes did not make it into the final cut of the film and Valkyrie’s romance with Sif was not the only story element to be discarded. Even an actor as high profile as Peter Dinklage filmed scenes that did not see the light of day. Christian Bale revealed that he shot scenes with Dinklage, which would have brought back the “Avengers: Infinity War” character Eitri. Last we saw the master blacksmith, he was on the wrong side of Thanos (Josh Brolin), with his hands smelted in metal. “Love and Thunder” could have set that wrong right, as well as many others.