Thor: Ragnarok has officially thundered into the box office with audiences and critics raving. The promotional material has been just as epic, and often more akin to the comedic tone of the film itself thanks to the unique vision of What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi. The lighthearted nature of the campaign has lent itself to playful collaborations with the likes of The Late Late Show host James Corden, who turned the high-budget theatrical release into something of an amateur play in a recent bit staged at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.
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Corden designated himself as the narrator as the film’s cast entered, giving their most lackadaisical performances to the laughter of an unsuspecting audience. From Tom Hiddleston (Loki) literally flipping his wig, to Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster breezing in on a razor scooter, to Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) poorly mimicking their gladiatorial battle on Sakaar, to Cate Blanchett’s Hela being taken down by fake thunder, it was quite clear the actors relished the chance to parody their characters in this segment.