Thor's Roommate Darryl Returns in 'Ragnarok' Special Features
Thor’s former roommate Darryl has returned to the MCU in the Thor: Ragnarok bonus features, and it looks like he’s got a new roommate fans will recognize.
The Thor: Ragnarok digital release is out Tuesday, and with it comes a bonus in-home release trailer that offers us our first look of the third video featuring Thor’s beloved former roommate Darryl Jacobson.
Darryl originally made his debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a short video called “Team Thor” in which Thor moved in with a human during Captain America: Civil War. “Part 2” came out in February 2017.
The brand-new “Team Darryl” takes place sometime after the events of Thor: Ragnarok and serves as a direct continuation of what we saw in the post-credits scene when the people of Sakaar overthrow the Grandmaster’s reign. “Fresh off being unseated as the ruler of Sakaar,” the official synopsis reads, “the Grandmaster makes his way to Earth to start a new life.” That “new life” includes moving in with Thor’s old roommate, Darryl.
Jeff Goldblum confirmed in October 2017 that he shot a video as the Grandmaster with Darryl, saying, “I take up residence in the little ‘flat,’ as they say.”
Thor’s been gone for about a year and Darryl’s desperate to cover the rent, and apparently the Grandmaster is the only one who answered. Here’s a small taste of what happens:
Because the original two shorts were created by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, we sort of all assumed Darryl’s story was already canon. If there was any doubt before, this third installment in the Darryl saga seemingly confirms that it’s 100 percent true.
Other bonus features for Thor: Ragnarok include “Finding Korg” which explores what it was like for Taika Waititi to direct and play one of the film’s funniest characters, a gladiator made of rocks named Korg. There’s also “Evolution of Thor and Hulk’s Bromance” that details the evolving relationship of the two most powerful Avengers. “Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie” highlights two incredibly badass female characters from the movie and the importance of female heroes in the broader MCU.
These and other delightful bonus features — including what’ll probably be a fantastic gag reel — make up an MCU must-have.
**Thor: Ragnarok is now available for digital download with a physical Blu-ray available March 6.