Though it is more than a year away, fans are pretty excited about Thor: Ragnarok. And it promises to be the best installment in this particular Marvel standalone franchise. Though a trailer didn't premiere at Comic-Con, a hilarious spoof video featuring the stars of the movie did. Disney didn't release it at the time, but now everyone can see what Thor was up to while the rest of the Avengers were battling each other in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War. This and other bonus features will be available when Civil War hits Digital HD this Friday.
This video shows Chris Hemsworth as Thor in a mockumentary that was directed by Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi. Titled Civil War: Team Thor, the God of Thunder explains how he took some much needed 'Me Time'. It shows how he moved in and became roommates with a man named Darryl. It also has Thor at an elementary school teaching the kids about a man he refers to as the 'Purple Weirdo' (it's actually Vision). We get to see his forensic board, which tracks the Infinity Stones. There is even a cameo from Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, who has a pretty in-depth discussion about wearing pants or cut-offs. All in all, it seems that Thor is pretty disappointed he hasn't heard from Tony Stark or Steve Rogers about joining the battle over the Sokovia Accords.
Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol, Cinderella) joins Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jurassic Park) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (Star Trek trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight, The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel's The Avengers and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here's what producer Kevin Feige had to say about these new cast members in a statement from earlier this summer.
"The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet. The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can't be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible."
Thor's new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (Rush, In the Heart of the Sea, Ghostbusters) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (Crimson Peak, The Night Manager, Kong: Skull Island) as Thor's adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Luther, Beasts of No Nation) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Nixon, Hitchcock) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel's popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D'Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. Production is slated to begin this summer, with Marvel setting a November 3, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok.
Captain America: Civil War arrives on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13. Viewers can join the non-stop action and pick their side-Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). More than 60 minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Captain America: Civil War, never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive first look at Marvel's Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4! Today, you can check out the Team Thor Comic-Con video in all its glory.