The immediate reception to upcoming uber-hit Thor: Ragnarok has been riotously positive, and a lot of that comes down to its insane first trailer. Evil Cate Blanchett! Heaps of neon! Led Zeppelin!
Among all that goodness, the trailer’s final line still stands out: it’s as insouciant and mundane an observation one could possibly make when faced with a towering mass of supernatural rage. It’s funny as hell. And it was contributed by none other than a kid visiting the set.
During some of the film’s press engagements last week, star Chris Hemsworth revealed that little tidbit to EW. Sure, we were perhaps still a little too wrapped up in the majesty of the trailer to report on it contemporaneously, but it’s still 100% worth mentioning RN.
When asked about the “friend from work” quip, Hemsworth revealed “we had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day.
“In between the takes, I was talking to him, and he said ‘you know, you should say he’s a friend from work!”
Director Taika Waititi nodded with excited agreement. That meshes pretty well with what we know about his style, as he told MTV he reckons a solid 80% of the film was improvised.
We’re hoping it’s not too much for that young tacker to get a writing credit when the film arrives on Australian screens on October 26.