Matt Damon's 'surreal' Thor cameo

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 November 2017
Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, has revealed how Matt Damon's cameo in 'Thor: Ragnarok' was "very surreal and amazing"

Matt Damon's cameo in 'Thor: Ragnarok' was "very surreal", according to Kevin Feige.

The President of Marvel Studios has admitted that he was shocked when Matt agreed to take the part in the movie - which stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular character - and described it as "very surreal and amazing" seeing Matt dressed as Loki.

He told Collider: "Who could be Loki? We didn't have any brilliant ideas. At one point, off handedly, Mr. Hemsworth goes, 'Well what if I ask my friend Matt?' I said, 'Matt who?'

"He said, 'My friend, Matt Damon.' 'Okay. Sure. Sure Chris, ask your friend Matt Damon. Give me a break. He's not doing this.' 'Oh he's gonna do it. He's flying down.' The next thing I know, Matt Damon is on set in a full Loki costume, full Loki wig ... It is very surreal and very amazing."

Meanwhile, Feige previously rubbished the suggestion that all Marvel movies are the same.

He said: "I mean, I think it's just the way we make the movies. I think all the movies are relatively different. I think there's a narrative that people like to write about because they're all produced by the same team and they all inhabit the same fictional cinematic universe. That we look for common similarities.

"And I'm not saying there aren't common similarities throughout it, but I think 'Thor: Ragnarok' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' are two totally different types of movies.

"They're both fun. People both enjoy them. Is that a similarity? If so, I'll take it. If that's a criticism, I'll take that, too. But really, yeah, 'Homecoming', 'Ragnarok', 'Panther', into 'Infinity War', 'Ant-Man' and the 'Wasp' after that. And a '90s-set 'Captain Marvel' after that; these are six very different movies.

"If what they have in common is they're all really enjoyable and fun to watch, then I'll take it."

Thor: Ragnarok

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
  • UK release: 24 October 2017

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Taika Waititi averts narrative pomposity in favour of charm, comedy and gargantuan spectacle, while Hemsworth sends himself up with skill and confidence. An askew, irreverent and wonderfully…

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