During Marvel's Comic-Con panel, the studio debuted a hilarious new video that explained why Chris Hemsworth's Thor wasn't part of the epic battle in Captain America: Civil War. The video, which introduces fans to Thor's Australian roommate Darryl Jacobson (Daley Pearson) became quite popular with Marvel fans, which can now be found on the bonus features of the Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray and DVD release, but fans still want more of Darryl, and it seems they may get it. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi teased in a new interview that Darryl may just end up in Thor: Ragnarok.
The video revealed that Thor needed some down time after the epic battle in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so he went to Australia, where he became roommates with Darryl, along with a special cameo from Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. The video has become so popular that an online petition surfaced for Marvel to create a Netflix series featuring both Thor and Darryl. While that may or may not happen, Taika Waititi, who directed the Thor and Darryl short, revealed in an interview with IGN that we may not have seen the last of Darryl.
"Thor briefly rented a room in a flat in Australia after the Ultron debacle. Just to get some downtime - to get away from The Avengers, to get away from America. So he had a little downtime in Australian. And he met this guy Darryl and they shared a flat together. So that's Darryl. I think you probably could see him again. There may be other little pieces of that thing that everyone saw that may just be a small part of a bigger thing."
While his statement doesn't exactly confirm that Darryl will in fact be featured in Thor: Ragnarok, hopefully we'll get confirmation on his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the director couldn't divulge much about what happens in Thor: Ragnarok, he was asked what doesn't happen in the movie. Before directing Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi was best known for directing popular indie comedies like What We Do In The Shadows and his latest film The Hunt For the Wilderpeople, both of which starred Jemaine Clement. The filmmaker confirmed that none of his characters from those movies will be featured in Thor: Ragnarok.
"A thing that will definitely not happen is... oh man, if I say anything, it might hint at something else. I have to really watch my words nowadays. This is a topic I should really avoid. OK, one thing you can get from me, not being in Thor, is any of our vampire characters and werewolf characters from the other Taika and Jemaine universe. You won't see any of that."
If Daley Pearson does return in Thor: Ragnarok, he will join a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Marvel has set a November 3, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok, which started filming on the 4th of July in Australia. It isn't known when Marvel will release the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.