The 'Team Thor' YouTube Series Is Totally Canon, OK?
So, what was Thor doing during the entirety of Captain America: Civil War? Probably arguing with Darryl.
The Team Thor series offers a glimpse into the domestic life of Thor, and on Tuesday we got another look at how Chris Hemsworth’s character is just like us: He also has to pay the rent. In Team Thor: Pt. 2, we find the Avenger — apparent roommates with a dude named Darryl Jacobson in Australia — trying to pay rent, but it doesn’t go over so well. See, the Asgardian prince carries only Asgardian currency:
Released as an extra for anyone who bought Doctor Strange, the minute-long Team Thor: Pt. 2 offers jokes that will be quoted by Marvel fans for years. When Daryl complains that Thor’s Asgardian coins aren’t worth anything, Thor scoffs: “In Asgard, those coins are worth a gazillion human dollars, okay?” He throws the coins at him. “There’s a gazillion. You’re rich.”
These sketches — Part 1 was released at San Diego Comic-Con in 2016 — are so full of joy and love for the Marvel Universe, it’d be a shame to ignore them, which makes them canon. Besides, why can’t a guy like Thor get a roommate and live a quiet life after saving the planet from Ultron? Grounding Thor in some domestic normalcy would do him wonders before he’s supposed to go back to Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok.
When Darryl suggests Thor should get a job, the mighty one brushes it off. “My job is, I save the planet. Maybe you should get a job!” Darryl says he has one, and Thor mocks him at his desk. “Hitting the machine with the words that come out?” As Thor mocks Darryl, he uses the broken logic of a brain being a muscle and Thor having — well, lots of those. “So I am covered in brains,” boasts Thor. “And I have more brains than you.”
The sketches are directed by Taika Waititi, the New Zealand director who’s got experience with situational roommate comedies (See: What We Do in the Shadows and Flight of the Conchords).
As we know, Waititi has entered the Marvel Universe in earnest as the director of Thor: Ragnarok, which opens in theaters on November 3.
Check out Team Thor: Pt. 2 below:
And if you need to catch up, here’s Team Thor: Pt. 1 again: