Just when we thought Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok couldn't get weirder, Marvel released two new extended deleted scenes and a bonus clip of the Grandmaster's post-Ragnarok life. And yeah, they are...interesting.
Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok was one of the strangest Marvel films yet but all of the weirdness seemed to perfectly fit together to create a delightful film. And now with the film coming to home video, Marvel released two additional deleted scenes.
In the first of the two scenes just released, we see the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) further interrogate his cousin Carlos who we saw him (spoiler!) kill in the film. But now we see a little more of that scene play out as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meets the Grandmaster and then discovers the crime his cousin Carlos committed deserving of a strange, melty death. To bring some more levity to this literal murder, in the background of the palace, a flying bug of some sort is flying around wreaking havoc.
Who would suspect that gambling could get you into so much hot water? Especially with all of the tentacle orgies happening. But let's not focus too much on those and move on to yet another, odd scene featuring the Grandmaster.
In the second extended scene, the Grandmaster sends Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on a mission to find escaped prisoner Thor. After he sends them off, he plays an interesting (and hilarious) game of charades with his intense partner-in-crime Topaz.
The absence of these extended and unnecessary scenes clearly didn't hurt the film but their inclusion would've just made it stranger.
USA Today released another bonus feature and this one features the return of a familiar face. Thor was notably absent during the events of Captain America: Civil War and Marvel released a video showing exactly what the God of Thunder had been up to when he missed out. The videos featured his new roommate, Darryl, and now it turns out Darryl has yet another new roommate: the Grandmaster.
Darryl is sure in for an interesting experience. The Grandmaster is one of the most ridiculous characters in the MCU. However, Jeff Goldblum is probably one of the only actors who can pull of this level of absurdity in such a hilarious way.
So what do you think? Has Jeff Goldblum out-Goldblumed himself this time?
Thor: Ragnarok is available digitally on February 20 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 6.