‘Thor: Ragnarok’: 1 Iconic Line Was Improvised by a Kid From Make-A-Wish Visiting the Set

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NS Thor The film franchise had a somewhat rocky beginning compared to its Marvel contemporaries. While neither the original film nor its sequel were poorly received, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would say that they or Thor himself were their favorite parts of the MCU. all this . changed with the release of Thor: Ragnarok, revives the psychedelic action-comedy franchise and gives the character a new lease on life. While you can credit scripts by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost and director Taika Waititi for this credit, a fan suggestion led to a particularly funny moment.

1 line of Thor was written by a fan

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in . There are almost so many great lines to choose from Thor: Ragnarok. If you were forced to downplay it, however, many would highlight the scene where Thor is sent to fight in gladiatorial combat as a highlight.

Thinking that he will be forced to fight some terrifying alien abomination, Thor prepares for battle while trapped in a gladiatorial pit. However, it is none other than the Hulk who comes out to face him. Confused with how happy he is at the prospect, he turns back to explain, “He’s a friend from work!” Referring to how the two have fought together as part of the Avengers.


While it seems like such an expectation has been sabotaged from the mind of a seasoned comic writer, the whole conversation was thought about by a fan. In the shlokas Thor actor Chris Hemsworth got the idea from a Make-A-Wish kid who was visiting set that day, explaining how the line came to be. In between, the actor is talking with the kid, who suggests that Thor might say that when he sees the Hulk again for the first time.

Large parts of ‘Ragnarok’ were improvised

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This was not the only time the actors had shied away from scripts while making the third film. Thor Movies. Director Waititi gave the cast a ton of freedom in what they wanted to do with their characters, which is a big part of why Thor had to loosen himself up a lot more than in previous films. cinema bland quotes the director’s claim that about 80% of the dialogue in the film was improvised, making it more of a modern comedy film than a superhero flick.

a ton of great moments from Ragnarok Thought by the actors. An example is “Get Help!” The scene where Thor pretends to have injured his brother with Loki in his arms, only to throw him at some of the guards to see what’s going on. It was thought up by Hemsworth, who managed to bring Loki’s actor Tom Hiddleston along with it.

Still, Hemsworth didn’t hold a candle to Jeff Goldblum as grandmaster. Reportedly, once filming began, Waititi sat down with the actor, telling him not to try to match any of the comics’ preconceived notions about the character and with making the role his own— Make improvements as well. That’s exactly what he did, Goldblum being his Goldblum self in every scene and adding little bits of dialogue at every turn.

Many other iconic MCU moments were improvised

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it’s not just Ragnarok However, it was full of impromptu moments. In fact, a ton of the MCU let the actors do what they think is right for their characters. insider Breaks down some of the more notable examples.

One example comes when everyone’s favorite wall crawler meets Iron Man for the first time captain america civil war. As Tony Stark visits Peter Parker at his home and recruits him to fight Captain America, he instructs Peter to proceed to give him a place to sit. Apparently, it was not just the talking characters, but Robert Downey, Jr., instructing Tom Holland where to sit, as the young actor was too impressed to see Downey and forgot his inhibitions for the scene.

Another memorable moment happened in Captain America: The First Avenger. As Steve Rogers emerges from the experiment that gave him his super physique, Peggy Carter is there to help him get out of the machine. As she does it, she places a hand on his chest, which was clearly not in the script. According to Hayley Atwell, it was something she instinctively did without her shirt off Chris Evans looking all Chris Evans-y.

the best comes at the end of the original iron Man. As Tony is being questioned at a press conference the morning after the final fight, he struggles to find a credible way to dissociate himself from his alter ego. Eventually, he gets fed up, ending the film with the legendary line, “I’m Iron Man”.

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