SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 06: Taika Waititi attends the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 06, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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The Improvised Thor: Ragnarok Scene Taika Waititi Instantly Loved
The "Thor" franchise was in for a shake-up when Taika Waititi, a filmmaker known for coaxing clever, improvisation-heavy comedy from his actors, joined the MCU to direct "Thor: Ragnarok." The result of this unlikely union is one of the Marvel franchise's most entertaining movies to date.
Several of the hit 2017 film's best scenes were improvised, including a fan-favorite moment between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). On an elevator ride, Thor and Loki argue about what method they will use to get out of their current jam
"We are not doing 'Get Help,'" Loki says confidently after some back-and-forth. The camera cuts to a shot of Thor carrying an apparently grievously injured Loki while dramatic music plays, only to then hurl Loki at the goons guarding the area.
Hiddleston says that Waititi gave the two actors a bare-bones framework for the scene, suggesting that the pair could come up with an idea for a game their characters played as kids. Waititi gave full credit for the scene to Hemsworth saying, "I'm very lucky to have someone around who's very invested in the emotionality of the scenes, but wants to have fun."