Remember a year ago, when the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok hit and we all laughed at the scene where Thor calls Hulk “a friend from work”? And remember when the movie actually came out and it was still just as funny? Well, prepare to laugh for the third time, because now you can enjoy the whole scene in full for free on YouTube.
In anticipation of the home release of Thor: Ragnarok, which will hit digital storefronts on February 20 and physical media (Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray) on March 6, Marvel Studios has unleashed the whole prelude to Hulk and Thor’s gladiator match, including the “We know each other!” bit, on YouTube. Of course, you’ll have to buy the movie when it comes out to see Hulk actually smush puny Thor, but for now, you can witness the warm up.
The scene, if you recall, has Thor (Chris Hemsworth) — who has lost the powers of his mighty hammer Mjolnir — fighting as a gladiator slave for the enigmatic Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Unbeknownst to the ancient elder, his mightiest champion, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is a colleague of his newest prisoner. But that doesn’t stop the Incredible Hulk and the Mighty Thor from trading blows like they’re the galactic Ali and Frazier.
The line, “We know each other! He’s a friend from work” actually has really adorable origins. The line was improvised on set — a signature of director Taika Waititi — by a visiting Make-a-Wish kid, whose wish was to meet Chris Hemsworth and hang out on the set of Ragnarok. Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly during San Diego Comic-Con: “[i]n between the takes I was talking with him, and he goes, ‘You know, you should say, “He’s a friend from work!”‘“
This isn’t the first time Marvel has unleashed a whole clip from a movie to promote the home video release. Last year, to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming on Blu-ray, Marvel uploaded the first ten minutes on YouTube, which not only contains Adrian Toomes’s eerie introduction but also Peter Parker’s homemade documentary about his trip to Germany, set during the events of Captain America: Civil War.