Lena Headey Was Cut Out Of Thor 4 – And Apparently Being Sued For It

Lena Headey is reportedly being sued by her former agency for $1.5 million over unpaid commission fees related to several projects, including her cut Thor: Love and Thunder role.

Variety reports that British agency Troika, who previously represented Headey, has filed a lawsuit against the actor over outstanding commission fees related to multiple projects. The agency is seeking a total of $1.5 million, including $500,000 – about 7% of her fee – for her earnings on Thor 4, although she will not appear in the final version of the Marvel film.

According to court documents obtained by the outlet, Headey joined Troika in 2005 and remained on their books until 2020, the same year the agency was renamed YMU. However, the company claims that Headey owes them a hefty commission under the terms of their agreement, while Headey claims that she never signed a contract with Troika.

Headey also claims that Troika was not involved in the negotiations for her role in Thor: Love and Thunder, as director Taika Waititi personally contacted her regarding the role. In addition to her MCU costs, the agency would like at least $300,000 for her starring role in 9 Bullets and $650,000 for her title role in the scrapped Showtime series Rita.

Headey has reportedly disputed all of Troika’s claims for these commissions in her legal files, claiming that the agency was properly paid for the projects they dealt with while representing her. It is also noted that Troika was not her sole agent and therefore did not lead all negotiations because she was signed with CAA in the US at the same time

It’s unclear why the role of Headey was dropped from Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, but she wasn’t the only actor to have scenes removed during post-production. Christian Bale recently told Prensa Escenario that he had filmed scenes with Peter Dinklage’s dwarf king Eitri and Jeff Goldblum’s grandmaster, but both encounters ended up as deleted scenes

In addition to these cut cameos, some scenes with the existing cast also ended up on the cutting room floor. Bale, who will make his MCU debut as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, said one scene was excluded because it was considered a little “too extreme” for the film, while plans for a Kate Bush dance scene were made. never materialized.

Thor: Love and Thunder is out on July 8 and sees Chris Hemsworth’s character take on Gorr with the help of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who will wield the Mjolnir as Mighty Thor.

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Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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