Thor: Ragnarok - The Origin of the 'Friend From Work' Line

Chris Hemsworth reveals the surprising origin of the most talked-about line from the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer. With Spider-Man: Homecoming doing well in theaters, Marvel Studios can now turn their attention towards this November's Thor: Ragnarok. After the teaser trailer took the Internet by storm and introduced a bold new vision for the franchise, fans have been hoping to see more from the upcoming film. Luckily, this weekend's San Diego Comic- Con proved the perfect place to shower fans in new reveals.

The biggest thing to come out of Marvel's Hall H panel was the full-length trailer for Ragnarok. In it, we got to see more of Thor's journey, Valkyrie in action, and Hela's war; we even heard Hulk talk—something he'll be doing a lot in the film. We also got our first glimpse of Surtur, who will be brought to life by genre stalwart Clancy Brown. But not all of the reveals about the film were big. Following the trailer release, a few smaller details about the evolution of the movie were made known.

EW spoke with the cast of Thor: Ragnarok about each of their roles in the new film. The most interesting tidbit, however, concerned the "He's a friend from work!" line that ended the first trailer. Though the clever joke could easily have been penned by the film's numerous writers, it seems it had a more outsider origin according to Chris Hemsworth.

"We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day. He goes, ‘You know, you should say, 'He’s a friend from work!'"

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For the young kid, being on set for a Marvel movie was likely an amazing gift. The fact that he'll be immortalized in the film thanks to one of its most famous lines, however, is nothing short of amazing.

The interview also revealed that Cate Blanchett had some unusual inspiration for her character Hela. Acknowledging the massive fanbase of the character, Blanchett said she watched a lot of Hela makeup tutorials on YouTube to gain insight into her role and its fans. Likely, she also found some tips for Hela's bold new look in the film which has already proven to be a hit with new and old fans alike.

With Marvel's next film just four months away, the promotion will likely start to kick into high gear soon. Yesterday also brought with it a striking new poster for Ragnarok, and more photos and promos should be right around the corner.

Next: Thor 3 SDCC Footage Description 

Source: EW

Key Release Dates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
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