Directors appearing in their own films, is not a new occurrence. Most directors slip themselves into funny moments or roles that play off of their biggest shortcomings, resulting in heavy-hitting moments. This is not the case with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. His cameo was not planned, but is easily in the one of the best ad-libbed moments ever. Funnier still, this began when Waititi and Chris Hemsworth were screwing around on the set.
Chris Hemsworth showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and brought an epic clip from Thor: Ragnarok which shows Thor trying to find a weapon after his prized hammer is lost. In the scene, Thor is talking with fellow gladiator Korg (voiced by director Taika Waititi) about some of the things that the hammer could do for Thor. Needless to say, Korg is a bit confused about exactly what the hammer is capable of, and thinks Thor has a ‘special’ attachment to the weapon.
“We were laughing about, ‘Oh my god what the hell is this thing? What the hell is that?’, and we started improving a lot of that scene,” Hemsworth said. “That was the tone of most of the movie, was sort of encouraged improvisation.”
Upcoming MCU movies include Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.