Production has wrapped on Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, and they’re bringing the party to us with videos, selfies, and comic book teases.
Hands and hammers in the air if you’re pumped for Thor: Ragnarok, the inter-galactic road trip directed by Taika Waititi and introducing the buddy-cop dream-team Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)!
That’s… every single person in the world? Yup, sounds about right.
We’ll have to wait until fall 2017 for the movie itself, but principal photography is now complete, and the team celebrated with an impromptu Facebook Live! celebration straight from the set in Brisbane, Australia.
The 15-minute video features Waititi, Hemsworth and newcomer Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie:
Waititi takes us around part of the movie’s set, a “sci-fi space wasteland” that looks like something out of Guardians of the Galaxy. (But… they wouldn’t. Would they?)
The most interesting moment comes at around the 11-minute mark, when Waititi introduces an actor named Steve, who says he’s playing “Miek,” a character from Planet Hulk. It seems very likely at this point that Thor: Ragnarok will take us deeper into that particular comic book storyline.
More from the set of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’:
On Instagram, Hemsworth shared an important message about appropriation and solidarity, which is really worth reading in its entirety:
Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi @taikawaititi I would also like to take this opportunity to raise something that has been bothering me for sometime. Last New Year's Eve I was at a "Lone Ranger" themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people. I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action. I now appreciate that there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the complex and extensive issues facing indigenous communities. I hope that in highlighting my own ignorance I can help in some small way.
And finally, some more gems from Waititi: