Last summer, Marvel fans worldwide were captivated by the latest MCU blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. An adaptation of the popular comic arc of the same name, Civil War pitted teams led by Captain America and Iron Man against each other in a battle for heroic supremacy. However, two prominent Avengers sat that big battle out, those being Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
While Civil War suggested that neither character had been in contact since the ending of Age of Ultron, Marvel would eventually reveal that that wasn’t exactly the case, in the form of its humorous short film Team Thor. Debuted during Comic-Con 2016, Team Thor presented a tongue-in-cheek look at what the Asgardian warrior was up to while his teammates fought it out. Seeking to experience life among normal humans, Thor had moved in with an Australian office worker named Darryl, and was spending much of his free time wondering why neither Cap or Tony had contacted him for help. Bruce Banner also popped in for a fun cameo.
Those who enjoyed Thor and Darryl’s amusing shenanigans can now rejoice, as the short has received a second part, featuring the mismatched roommates engaging in even more comical misunderstandings. Marvel has released a preview clip for Team Thor: Part 2, which can be seen above. The clip takes a look at Thor’s failed attempt to pay his half of the rent with Asgardian currency, to which Darryl suggests that the God of Thunder get a job. The full short comes along with the purchase of Doctor Strange on Blu-ray or digital HD.
Of course, Thor’s days of Australian comfort will come to an end this fall, with the theatrical arrival of his third solo film, Thor: Ragnarok. Picking up on the apocalyptic visions that led Thor to leave Earth after Age of Ultron’s conclusion, Ragnarok sees a desperate Thor trapped in a race against time as he tries to prevent the destruction of Asgard. Standing in his way is both the merciless Hela (Cate Blanchett), and Thor’s old friend the Hulk, who he is forced to fight in gladiator-style combat.
Until then at least, Thor can feel free to chillax alongside his human buddy in their flat, debating the merits of brains vs. brawn. No matter how close their friendship gets though, it seems unlikely that Darryl will suit up and fight in the next Avengers movie. He is but a squishy, untrained mortal after all. Still, if any member of the team needs help writing an email, Darryl should definitely be up to the task.
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