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'Thor: Ragnarok' Clip: Watch Director Taika Waititi Play a Giant Rock Monster

'Thor: Ragnarok' Clip: Watch Director Taika Waititi Play a Giant Rock Monster
From Slashfilm - October 11, 2017

Before he was an acclaimed film director and fashion icon,Taika Waititi was an actor. And getting behind the camera doesnt mean hes lost the acting bug.

The director ofThor: Ragnarok has made an appearance in all of the films hes directed, and far be it for him to pass up a chance to star in a superhero blockbuster. In a newThor: Ragnarok clip previewed by starChris Hemsworth onJimmy Kimmel Liveduring which Hemsworth, Waititi, and co-starMark Ruffaloalso participated in a fun Matt Damon-centric bitwe finally get introduced to Waititis character.

Thor Ragnarok Clip

In the brief clip, Thor humbly brags about his destroyed hammer as he shops for weapons on the Planet Sakaar. The character hes bantering with, Korg, is played by Waititi in motion-capture, with Waititis natural Kiwi accent on full display.

As Korg gets confused about whether Thor rode the hammer or the hammer rode him, he suddenly makes a sharply perceptive observation about Thors loss, basically kicking him while hes down, saying, Sounds like you had a pretty and special relationship with this hammer, and that losing it was almost comparable to losing a loved one.

Thats a nice way of putting it, a deflated Thor responds.

In Ethan Andertons interview with Taika Waititi on the set ofThor: Ragnarok, Waititi spoke about playingKorg, who is a character from thePlanet Hulk comics:

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