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Thor Ragnarok: Hilarious clip shows what the Son of Odin was doing during Civil War

Marvel Studios has finally released the Taika Waititi-directed mockumentary that was shown to audiences at Comic-Con 

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 30 August 2016 09:20 BST

Lucky audiences at San Diego's Comic-Con were treated to a very special kind of preview for Marvel's upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.

A sort of glimpse that could only come from the mind of director Taika Waititi, Marvel Studios showed the audience in Hall H a hilarious mockumentary that attempted to bridge the narrative gap between Captain America: Civil War and Ragnarok.

Naturally, Marvel fans may have some questions as to why neither Thor nor Bruce Banner decided to partake in the epic split between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, and Waititi's answer is predictably hilarious: Thor was busy flat sharing in Australia with some guy called Darryl Jacobson.

Thankfully, Marvel Studios has now dropped the short online, revealing Thor's Antipodean break was actually largely spent trying to get back into action; with the Norse God essentially getting ghosted by Stark and Rogers while they collated their formidable teams. Even Banner, who turns near up near the end, is constantly getting calls to urge him to join Team Iron Man.

There's plenty of hilarious self-deprecating humour from Marvel here; from Thor's surprise local children know the "purple weirdo" is Vision, to a tiny bed for Mjolnir, and an elaborate chart which attempts to figure out what we know about Thanos outside of, "doesn't like standing up".

The bit is pure Waititi, so it'll be interesting to see how much of the New Zealand director's lo-fi, self-aware humour makes it into Thor: Ragnarok itself. Missing from the short is Comic-Con's inclusion of a short sizzle reel featuring behind the scenes footage and concept art from the film, though that's unlikely to make it online anytime soon.

Thor: Ragnarok hits UK cinemas 27 October 2017.

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