“Captain America: Civil War,” the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was released in theaters this past May to positive critical acclaim and enormous box office receipts, ultimately becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The film followed The Avengers’ split into warring factions over disagreements regarding governmental oversight of their team, with one side led by Steve Rogers and the other led by Tony Stark. Though the film featured many familiar faces, and some new ones as well, it did not feature Asgardian God of thunder Thor on either side of the battle. Where was he during this time and what was he doing? Now, there’s an answer.
Marvel Studios has released a short mockumentary film entitled “While You Were Fighting: A Thor Mockumentary,” directed by Taika Waititi, who is set to helm the next “Thor” film. In the short, Thor explains that he wanted some “me time” and thus moved to Australia and into an apartment with a new “average guy” roommate Darryl. He keeps himself busy by giving back to the community, bothering Darryl at work so he can send emails to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, creating conspiracy theory webs on bulletin board, and getting coffee with fellow Avenger Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). He soon discovers that Stark and Rogers never got into contact with him to fight on either side and he expresses a desire to start his own team, Team Thor. Watch the short below.
The next Marvel film “Doctor Strange” will enter theaters on November 4th of this year. Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is scheduled to be released on November 3rd, 2017.