Karl Urban described a cut scene from the editing of Thor: Ragnarok that would complete Skurge’s story arc.
Despite moderate box office success around the world, Thor: The Dark World (2013) of Alan Taylor is unanimously considered one of the weak links of Marvel Cinematic Universe not only because of the not particularly brilliant plot (distorted by the troubled production history of the film) and the treatment given to the character of Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) but also for the excessively serious tone of the film. For this reason, i Marvel Studios they involved the New Zealand director Taika Waititiwho totally reinvented the character in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) giving vent to the comic talent of the Australian actor and favoring improvisation and the cosmic, light-hearted and nonsense atmospheres typical of the films of the saga on Guardians of the Galaxyin contrast to the darker atmospheres of the first two chapters.
During a recent retrospective of his career with GQ, Karl Urbanstar of The Boysspoke about his interpretation of Skurge in Thor: Ragnarokdescribing a scene cut from the montage that would complete the narrative arc of his character in the cinecomic:
“There was actually a scene that didn’t make it into the final cut. Because the character has a really wonderful story arc in the film. At first, out of self-preservation instinct, he allies himself with Hela because he senses that if she doesn’t, he will be killed. But then, over the course of the film, he becomes increasingly disgusted with what he is told to do and begins to regret the decision to work for she. And there is this scene where he cuts off the head of a young girl in a square because Hela asks him. And after that scene, there had to be a scene that didn’t end up in the final cut. He is nauseated to the core. We find it in some corner. He is physically sick from what he did. And this is it the genesis of this turn he takes, and the sense of guilt he feels for what he did, and how he will, at the right time, do the right thing. And it’s always fun when you have a character that you can lead in one direction and then have a pivot. “