After taking a brief hiatus from the cosmic activities of the MCU, Thor has returned under Taika Watiti's guidance and is impressing critics with his uncanny form of humor. While the trailers and TV-spots have hinted that the God of Thunder will be spending a significant amount of time escaping from Sakaar, the details of the movie's post-credits scene have been kept under wraps. However, as the movie's director (Watiti) and the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) have decided to open their box of secrets, fans who aren't stringent about spoilers can now know what they'll be seeing before the words "Thor will return in Avengers: Infinity War" appear on the big-screen.
Note: This article contains major spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok.
'Thor: Ragnarok's After-Credits Scene Will Feature Jeff Goldblum's Improvisational Skills
Digital Spy: "What are some of your favorite Easter Eggs from 'Thor: Ragnarok'?"
Goldblum: "There's a Goldblum easter egg! My character Grandmaster surprisingly reappears at the end to say something. It's one of my improvised moments! I can't remember what I say, I want to see it again! Because we said 20 things on the day."
The scene that Goldblum is talking about is the aftermath of his anarchic rule at Sakaar and penchant for kidnapping people to make them fight in Kirby-inspired arenas. This habit causes his downfall, as capturing Thor eventually leads to his unification with Bruce Banner/Hulk and the beginning of a rebellion that causes the Grandmaster to go into hiding. However, his misery doesn't end there as he's discovered at a trash pile in Sakaar, trying to talk his way out of whatever punishment the revolutionaries have planned for him.
Although only one of Goldblum's improvised dialogues has made it to the big screen, Watiti has promised that the rest of them will be present in the DVD extras, along with the Sakaarian national anthem.
"We even did the Sakaarian national anthem which we made up on the spot, which will hopefully be on the DVD at some point. That was something we had so much fun doing. He tried to start a new revolution to topple the old revolution with the people who were ousting him. All sort of different things emerged from that."
"The great thing about Jeff is he's so receptive to new things. Most of the stuff involving him in the film was stuff we found on the day on set, because he's a genius at improvising and he's willing to try anything."
With indie movies like Boy, What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Waititi had showcased his the ability to balance comedy and storytelling. As Marvel provided him with a similar kind of creative freedom for Ragnarok, Waititi has now proven that he can do the same for blockbuster franchise movies as well. Although the director hasn't been signed on for future installments yet, if fans love his improvisational style of direction as much as critics did, Waititi can become the brand ambassador for all the Thor movies to come.
(Source: Digital Spy)