Chris Hemsworth has defended his honour – and, by proxy, the pride of Australia – by accepting Jack Black’s claim that Thor: Ragnarok nicked a pivotal element from School Of Rock.
Oh, he also agreed to Black’s “Battle of the Jams.” Whatever that entails.
Last week, Black took to Instagram, claiming the latest Thor blockbuster copied his 2003 comedy by enlisting the music of Led Zeppelin for its final fight scene.
“You know in School Of Rock when I sing a part of that monstrous Led Zeppelin jam Immigrant Song and it’s super bitching, and like the raddest part of the movie?” Black asked.
“Well, it’s come to my attention that someone kind of stole that chunk of our movie and put it in their movie. That’s right, I’m talking about Thor: Ragnarok.”
Black proceeded to straight-up challenged Hemsworth (or the Marvel hero he portrays, it’s not entirely clear) to the aforementioned “Battle of the Jams.”
To hammer the point home (Mjolnir the point home?), Black also posted a homage to Thor’s slo-mo fight scene with a video from the set of his upcoming film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls.
Cate Blanchett appears in that video, too. We guess that makes the challenge official Marvel canon.
Our dude has since responded to those wild claims, by admitting that, uh, yes, the Thor crew did actually pilfer School Of Rock’s Zeppelin moment. In his own Instagram video, Hemsworth yesterday said “You got me.
“We stole Immigrant Song from you but guess what — you stole it too.”
After lifting a quote attributed to Oscar Wilde, Hemsworth proceeded to heartily accept Black’s challenge, while also referencing his work in Tenacious D.
“So yeah, let’s do it. Whatever. My place or yours baby. I’m in.”
At time of writing, it is unclear how, exactly, said challenge will take place. Our vote: cast Black as Modok, and have them face-off in-character.