Warning: There are major spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “Thor: Ragnarok.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” has some big surprises in store for fans.
The film, which hit theaters Friday, features three quick cameos in one particularly humorous scene.
When Thor first returns to Asgard, he stumbles upon a play about Loki’s supposed death. Loki, disguised as Odin, is casually watching the over-exaggerated and false play. The actors in the performance are playing Loki, Thor, and their father Odin, but there’s three familiar faces portraying the characters: Chris Hemsworth’s brother Luke (known for “Westworld”) plays Thor, “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill plays Odin, and Matt Damon is none other than Loki.
It’s an incredibly brief appearance by the actors, but a fun surprise.
Director Taika Waititi told News.com.au that Hemsworth and Damon are friends, so the cameo was able to come together.
“I thought if I was Loki and I was ruling Asgard, I would write a play about myself and force everyone to go and see it — change the details of the play and get a huge celebrity to play myself,” Waititi said.
Damon’s cameo came together after post-production, according to executive producer Brad Winderbaum.
“We had shot the rest of the scene on the Gold Coast [in Australia] and we were getting a few little pieces here and there in post and additional photography [in New York] to fill some scenes and make things clearer, Winderbaum told News.com.au. “One day, Chris said to Taika, ‘you know, Matt is in New York, he’ll come down.’ So we shot it on a lark and as soon as we screened it in front of an audience, they just lost their minds.”
Damon’s cameo appearance makes his interruption of the “Thor: Ragnarok” interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” make more sense.
The actor first popped up backstage and tried to get on camera when Waititi and Mark Ruffalo were being interviewed. Then a large Damon head was projected behind Hemsworth and Kimmel. Turns out this elaborate joke had a point.