Chris Hemsworth appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and he brought a brand new clip from ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ with him, which has since been released online. The clip shows Hemsworth as Thor chatting with new character Korg about the loss of his hammer, and he tries to explain the hammer’s powers. Korg is a motion-capture character that was actually played by the film’s director Taika Waititi. Waititi actually co-starred in his breakout film ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ and his comedic chemistry with Hemsworth in this clip shows his acting chops.
This clip appears to give fans a glimpse into the rest of the film, as the first reactions praised the movie’s sense of humor, with many saying the film feels like a Waititi movie. Waititi previously revealed that much of the dialogue in the film was improvised, and Hemsworth explains in the clip below that this scene was originally just one line, and what we see in the finished film is all improvisation.
Some reports have fans feeling disheartened to learn that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is light and funny, but it is important to reference the dark and serious ‘Thor: The Dark World’ as an example of a ‘Thor’ movie done “seriously.” I think we can all agree that, despite Christopher Eccleston’s best efforts, the film didn’t quite work. Hemsworth has proven himself to be a great comedic talent, and it looks like Waititi tapped into that talent to make ‘Ragnarok’ something special.
Check out the new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ clip below! The film also stars Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, and Karl Urban.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ opens in theaters on November 3.