Taika Waititi has done an arguably good job turning around the Thor franchise. He corrected the tone of the first two films and added his distinct touch in Thor: Ragnarok, which saw Chris Hemsworth making good use of his impeccable comedic timing, an element that elevated the franchise. But that is not the only reason, the franchise suffered. Another drawback of the Thor franchise was the lack of a strong villain. The addition of Christian Bale as Gorr, the God Butcher, promises much. But now it has emerged that may be another extremely powerful nemesis of Thor could have featured in Thor: Love and Thunder. And that role could have been played by Lena Headey.

Lena Headey could have played the role of Amora, the enchantress

Lena Headey
It has been rumored that Lena Headey could have played the role of Amora, the Enchantress

Lena Headey, the Game of Thrones star is embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges that her part has been cut out from various movies in which she was meant to be, including Thor: Love and Thunder. It was news that shocked her fans.

And even though her role wasn’t specified, it has been alleged that she could have played the role of Thor’s long-time enemy, Amora.

Amora, the Enchantress (as she is referred to in the comic books) is one of Thor’s predominant foes. She possesses great magical powers, but that is not her primary power. Amora is a woman well versed in the art of seduction. She has seduced a lot of people in the comic books including Skurge, the Executioner, who is her current partner-in-crime. Working with Skurge balances her lack of physical prowess, and makes her an all the more formidable foe. But she failed to seduce Thor, which would continue to be a sore spot for her.

But there can be no way to confirm that Amora was the role that the actress was supposed to play. And there are some reasons for that.

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Why Amora can not be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Amora, the Enchantress
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Firstly, all villains Thor has fought throughout the series, have had magical powers. Be it Loki or even Hela. There remains the obvious question of what could she possibly offer that would be different from those two. And Enchantress has already been introduced in DC Extended Universe in the Suicide Squad, so her inclusion might seem somewhat belated.

Another reason is that her beloved partner-in-crime, Skurge, has already been eliminated in Thor: Ragnarok. So her lack of physical powers could be easily exploited. All these reasons could very well explain why she hasn’t made her way to the big screen for Marvel.

Lena Headey would have been the perfect choice for the Enchantress

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey
Lena Headey would have done justice to the role of Amora, the Enchantress

But notwithstanding what role Lena Headey was supposed to play she would have nailed the part of Amora. The Game of Thrones actress already happens to have experience playing the role of a cunning and power-hungry woman. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that Lena Headey is tailor-made for playing the role of Amora. And while fans have no way to confirm what part Lena was supposed to play, she would have been the ideal choice to play the Enchantress.

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Source: CBR

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