Perhaps Taika Waititi was wise to not be able to do everything he wanted with Thor: Love and Thunder, according to the writer/director. BBC Radio 1 that the Christian deity Jesus Christ was originally supposed to be present at the Council of the Gods, led by Zeus. When Thor, Jane, Korg, and King Valkyrie arrive at the luxurious golden halls, they indicate the presence of various gods. There is the god of dreams, the god of dumplings, and the king Valkyrie points to the “god of carpentry”, which we will never look at. According to Waititi, that’s when Jesus was supposed to make a cameo appearance.
“Valkyrie does mention the god of carpentry,” said the Jojo Rabbit director. “It was supposed to be a business card of you-know-who. Old Big Jay. The inclusion of such a widely revered religious figure would be a stigma to Waititi, whose comedic sensibilities have proven irreverent. His career included parodies of vampires (“What We Do in the Shadows”), pirates (“Our Flag Means Death”) and even Adolf Hitler (“Jojo Rabbit”). With that said, it’s probably for the best that Jesus wasn’t given a cameo in Thor: Love and Thunder, as it could have gone too far for some.
Interesting, Jesus Christ does appear as a character in Marvel comics, with aspects of his biblical origin reworked to fit the superhero universe. For example, the Magi-gift-bearers are aliens, and Christ himself at some point is implied to be a mutant. However, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see him in the MCU. While Marvel Studios explores the more esoteric areas of the Marvel canon with movies like The Eternals, these stories wisely avoid portraying the deities of currently popular religions.