Thor and His Roommate, Darryl, Might Just Be the Next Great Marvel Comedy

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his roommate Darryl. / via YouTube

Saving the world from Ultron and defending Asgard is great and all, but it looks like civilian life suits Thor.

Just ask his roommate.

The thunder god, it seems, has had plenty of time on his hands during the events of Captain America: Civil War, the conflict that pitted Captain America (Chris Evans, he of the super-impressive biceps) against Tony Stark’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). So Thor has decided to start getting involved with regular folks like us by moving to a flat in Australia—which just so happens to be the ancestral homeland of Chris Hemsworth, the actor who portrays him—where he’s moved in with a new, decidedly normal roommate, Darryl (writer and director Daley Pearson).

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“Am I a disappointed that they didn’t invite me to fight with them? No,” he says, in a new comic short leading up to his third standalone movie, Thor: Ragnarok, which is filming. “I may just start my own team—Team Thor, of course. It’d just be me. And Darryl. Right D?”

Their roommate relationship is so smooth, it seems, that it’s inspired a lot of those regular folks to petition Netflix to make a series about Thor and Darryl’s adventures in domestic bliss.

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There’s also an appearance from Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), who has developed a few civilian problems of his own in his time away from the Civil War story arc. “I don’t wear cutoffs,” Hulk’s low-key alter ego admits over a foamy coffee. “How do I keep waking up in cutoffs?”

Eagle-eyed Marvel fans will notice plenty of Easter eggs, from Loki’s helmet to the fact that Banner refers to Stark as “T-Bone.” There’s also Thor’s handmade map of the Marvel Cinematic Universe plot so far, which segues nicely into the Odinson’s next big-screen appearance in Ragnarok.

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“Who is the man in the purple chair,” Thor muses, surveying his collage of drawings and strings. Note: “Mjolnir, here, has a pair of sunglasses in case it gets bright near the rainbow bridge—which, often, it does.”

So, yeah, civilian life suits Thor just fine. But it’ll be good to see him back in action.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third standalone movie directed by Taika Waititi and co-starring Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Karl Urban, Jaimie Alexander, and Cate Blanchett, hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

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