Here's Why Beta Ray Bill Was Cut From 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Beta Ray Bill got an Easter egg reference in Thor: Ragnarok, but he once had a bigger role to play in the film and we now know why that role was cut.

Previously, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has stated that Beta Ray Bill wasn’t a big enough character to fill the role eventually filled by the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. However, there were apparently plans to give Beta Ray Bill a smaller role in the film, but those plans were canned because they didn’t do the fan-favorite character justice.

“There was a Beta Ray Bill, but it was so quick that you would have the same complaints that you have now,” Feige tells Crave Online. “He was in it a little bit more and it just didn’t do justice. And the feeling is, if you can’t do it justice, do it later.”

The fact that Feige seems to have pulled Beta Ray Bill back for a better role, later on, should give fans of the character some hope that they will eventually see him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

For those not familiar with the character, Beta Ray Bill was created by Walt Simonson during the artist's long run on the Thor comic book. Beta Ray Bill was a member of an alien race from The Burning Galaxy, a galaxy destroyed by Surter. When his people went into outer space to find a new home, Bill was turned into the cyborg guide for the refugee fleet. Bill eventually crossed paths with Thor, bested the god of thunder in combat, and lifted Mjolnir. Bill returned the hammer to Thor, but Odin deemed Bill worthy of his own hammer, Stormbreaker.

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Thor: Ragnarok opens is in theaters now. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.

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