What with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston goofing about on set, and now the release of a comedy sketch featuring Thor and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be a delightfully weird installment of Marvel’s Thor franchise.
That’s almost certainly down to director Taika Waititi, a filmmaker better known for festival-friendly indie films such as Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Well-known in comedy circles for his offbeat humor and collaborations with Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement, Taika seemed an unusual choice for such a big-budget Hollywood movie, something he’s been playing up on his Twitter account by asking questions like this of fellow directors James Gunn and Peyton Reed:
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) May 12, 2016
(In case you’re wondering, James answered “12,” while Peyton told him the “Marvel minimum” was 42, and advised he check his contract.)
Taika’s latest caper is a sketch featuring Thor and Bruce Banner released yesterday (August 28), filmed in a mockumentary-style anyone who’s seen his vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows will recognize.
In it, Chris Hemsworth’s comedy chops are once again on show after his stints on Saturday Night Live and in the new Ghostbusters movie, while Mark Ruffalo joins him to wonder why he keeps waking up wearing “cut-offs,” but most importantly it answers the biggest question to arise since the last Thor movie: Just what exactly was the Norse god of thunder up to when the rest of the Avengers were at each other’s throats in Captain America: Civil War?
San Diego Comic Con attendees got a sneak preview of the clip back in July, but now finally we can all watch it in all its glory:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 28, 2016
Thor: Ragnarok is due out in theaters November 2017.Read More