Taika Waititi, Not Chris Hemsworth, Is The Star Of This ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Behind-The-Scenes Video

It’s still hard to believe that Taika Waititi, whose previous biggest hit was Hunt for the Wilderpeople ($23 million), was handed the keys to Thor: Ragnarok. But Marvel and Disney made a great choice, because not only was the third Thor the franchise’s most critically successful movie (a sterling 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), it also made more money than Thor and Thor: The Dark World.

So it’s wonder that Waititi is Ragnarok‘s real star.

It’s hard to outshine Chris Hemsworth, but the What We Do in the Shadows writer does that in the video above. He spends most of the time taking his role as scene-stealing gladiator Korg very seriously, and entertaining Hemsworth’s co-stars, including Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett.

I also present this GIF, of Waititi and Jeff Goldblum dancing, without comment.


In related news, Hemsworth and Waititi rang in the new year together (aww). “We gave cheers to Thor 3,” Hemsworth said. “But it also was like what could we do with [Thor 4]? We could do this and this. We were throwing ideas around. But also, just to work together again. That was one of the most enjoyable creative partnerships I’ve ever had.” They’re so close, they even share wigs.


Thor: Ragnarok comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 7.

(Via USA Today)