Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi confirms the Guardians of the Galaxy originally featured more prominently in the MCU blockbuster.

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi recently revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy initially had a much bigger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster.

Waititi discussed the initial plans for the space-faring superhero team's level of involvement in the Thor sequel, in an interview with Insider.

The thing is that happens in every movie. No more. No more of the cavalry coming at the end. So we shelved that idea. We just wanted Jane to come in at the end."

While Waititi's comments suggest that the Guardians of the Galaxy's relatively minor role was set in stone early in production.

Star Natalie Portman recently confirmed that a significant amount of Thor: Love and Thunder footage was deleted from the final cut.

This unused material included scenes with actors Peter Dinklage, Jeff Goldblum and Lena Headey, none of whom appear in the finished film.

Waititi spoke about cutting the trio from the movie in a recent interview, insisting that as seasoned professionals, they understand that this sometimes happens.