From riding rollercoasters to visiting sick children in hospital, Chris Hemsworth and the gang have been working overtime online, building a huge presence on social media. All of this Thor-some coverage has pumped up our anticipation for Thor: Ragnarok to God-like proportions, even though the film won't actually hit cinemas until November 3, 2017.
As if that wasn't enough, Marvel have been extra kind to us this week by releasing a video first shown at San Diego Comic-Con that revealed exactly what Thor was up to while the events of Captain America: Civil War unfolded.
Helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, the hilarious mockumentary is clearly non-canonical, yet it still reveals far more about the God of Thunder than you might first realise. Between the laughs and distracting shots of Hemsworth's biceps, Waititi may have thrown in a few sneaky easter eggs that could hint towards the future of the MCU.
1. Thor Needed Some Downtime During Civil War
While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary opens with Odinson explaining that he needed a break after saving the world at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Of course, we know in reality that the God of Thunder left Earth to hunt for the Infinity Stones and stop the impending threat of Thanos, but we like this version better.
After all, how often do we get to see Thor chilling out with an average Joe in Australia, prepare meat for feasting and take on the role of primary school teacher?
Capitalizing on the comedic skills that Hemsworth refined in the recent Ghostbusters reboot, While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary is a hilarious showcase of the actor's versatility. It's left us hoping that Thor: Ragnarok will include some lighter moments such as these amongst all of that apocalyptic stuff.
2. Thor's Not So Good At Keeping Secrets
One of the highlights of While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary is when the Asgardian God drops by his new friend's office and asks for help composing an 'electronic letter' to quell the tension between Tony Stark and Chris Evans.
"Dear Steve Rogers,
Do you remember when I goaded you into killing those prisoners and you made me swear to never tell the other Avengers? If there's any other secrets you need kept, let me know, because I'm not up to much."
While this revelation is clearly included in jest, the explicit reference to Cap and secrets immediately brings to mind the end of Captain America: Civil War, where it's strongly hinted that Rogers will form a team known as the Secret Avengers. Or, you know, maybe the cinematic version of Captain America has just fallen under Hydra's influence too and really did kill those prisoners. Poor guy can't catch a break these days.
3. Thor Only Knows About Five Infinity Stones
After Thor experienced a vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron (albeit a heavily edited vision in the film's theatrical cut), the Asgardian God left our planet to uncover more information about Thanos and the Infinity Stones. One year later and it seems that Thor's discovered a number of interesting facts about the upcoming threat, all of which are cutely collated onto a Thanos conspiracy-style board for our viewing pleasure.
Amongst all of the crude drawings and question marks, one particular picture caught our eye, depicting the purple alien guy who doesn't like to stand up. On his hand, five Infinity Stones are clearly visible, colored pink, green, red, yellow and blue — but the problem with that is, there are supposed to be six stones in total.
Judging from the colors on display, it looks like the orange stone is the only one that's missing, which is typically associated with time or reality. We've already seen the reality stone in Thor: The Dark World, leaving just the time and soul gems to be uncovered.
Clearly, Thor isn't aware of the one of the gem's existence, which suggests that either the time or soul gem could play a particularly crucial important role as the final gem Thanos needs to complete his gauntlet. There's also a chance that we're reading far too much into this and Thor simply ran out of orange marker pens. We're hoping it's not the latter.
4. Thor Doesn't Trust Nick Fury
If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that government agents typically shouldn't be trusted — yet you'd think that the Avengers might cut Nick Fury some slack after he helped form the team. However, it looks like Thor still has some issues with the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D., if his conspiracy board is anything to go by.
"What does he really know? Is Fury his real name or is it actually pronounced 'furry'?"
While we're not sure if Thor is on the right track regarding Fury's name, it's certainly possible that Nick has held back more secrets that won't come to light until his next appearance in the MCU.
5. Thor Really Needs To Get A Phone
Despite supposedly needing some time away from fighting, Thor quickly seems to turn 180 in the mockumentary, feeling left out after neither Stark or Rogers call him for help during Civil War.
In one of the funniest exchanges of the entire clip, Thor awkwardly listens as teammate Bruce Banner suddenly receives a call from Tony Stark, who hasn't made any effort to contact the God of Thunder.
When Banner asks how Thor could contact Stark, the Asgardian reveals that he doesn't own a phone, but in a moment of desperation, we discover that Thor has a different way to stay in touch with people.
"Send a raven!"
Here's hoping that we one day see a post-credits scene where Thor and Iron Man order schawarma via raven. It could turn out to be even better than Marvel's already impressive streak of hilarious post-credits scenes that you can check out in the video below.
While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary raises as many questions as it does answers, including who could be the puppet master from Thor's conspiracy board, whose helmets can we see hanging in his bedroom, and where on earth do Bruce Banner's cut-offs come from post-Hulk transformation?
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Hopefully, the answers to these questions and many more will be revealed on September 2 when Captain America: Civil War is released via home media, which also happens to include this mockumentary as a bonus feature.
What was your favorite part of While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary? Did you spot any potential MCU easter eggs in the video that we missed? And seriously, where the hell do Bruce Banner's cut-offs come from after he's turned into the Hulk?