Early in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), the eponymous hero (played by Chris Hemsworth) returns to his home planet, Asgard, and sees the end of a rather inaccurate stage production inspired by events from his own life. Like a little extra fun for movie viewers, director Taika Waititi cast some familiar faces as the actors: Matt Damon as Loki, Luke Hemsworth as Thorand Sam Neill as Odin. Once the seasoned professional, Neill delivers his culminating speech with confidence – even describing Loki as “a little blue baby icicle that melted this old fool’s heart” – and the Asgardian crowd responds with enthusiastic applause. All in all, it’s a pretty entertaining fake game. (Well, unless you’re Thor.)
As for what happened during the rest of the movie, Neill probably couldn’t tell you. In a recent interview with Collider, he confessed that he wasn’t “totally nerdy [into] the Marvel franchise ”and therefore“ completely baffled by so many things ”in Thor: RagnarokHe went to the movies with some more Wonder-savvy friends who were able to answer his questions such as “Do you know what planet we are on right now?”
[They] said, ‘You’re in the movie! Why do we have to explain it to you? ‘I said,’ Because I’m a little lost. I’m really lost here, ” said Neill with a laugh. ‘I really shouldn’t admit that. I really should know what’s going on. “
Maybe soon he’ll have the chance to fill in some gaps in his Marvel knowledge. According to Movieweb recently mentioned the possibility that Neill will be making a cameo Thor: Love and Thunder, who is currently filming in Australia. “I think the odds are pretty high,” he says told Entertainment tonight“I think Taika has something up his sleeve.” Neill, who is based in New Zealand, did acknowledge that pandemic-related travel restrictions have made the situation more difficult, but they will “see if anything can be resolved.” Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for theatrical release in May 2022, so we’ll just wait and see.