Goldblum previously appeared in Waititi’s last film in the Marvel franchise, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, while Dinklage featured in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Headey has not yet appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but had been set to make her debut in Love and Thunder.
Speaking to Insider, Waititi said: ““I’m not going to give you a moment because this is my way of telling you, like, people say, ‘I can’t wait for the deleted scenes with those actors.’
“I don’t want people to see the deleted scenes because they’re deleted for a reason: they aren’t good enough. The scenes were not in the movie and that’s it.”
He added that you “just never know” how things will turn out when the editing process begins.
“A scene on its own could be the most funniest thing or intriguing thing, but sometimes those things if you keep them in will just make the movie screech to a halt. So you have to do what’s best for the film,” he said.
“And if you ask any of those actors who were cut out – Jeff Goldblum, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage – they all understand how it works. They have been in the game long enough. But that’s just the way I look at things.”
Last month, it was reported that Headey was being sued by her former UK agency over her axed role in the film.
Waititi also recently faced criticism after highlighting, and seemingly mocking, a VFX error in the supehero film.
Film fans are also criticising Marvel for failing to add a trigger warning to the start of Thor: Love and Thunder due to a certain storyline involving Portman’s charcater, Dr Jane Foster.
The film is in cinemas now. Find The Independent’s verdict on the film here.