You'll Never Guess Where This 'Thor: Ragnarok' Line Came From

by Danielle Jackson

When Comic-Con premiered the latest trailer for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok back in July, fans of the franchise pretty much came to the conclusion that one of the trailer's most amusing lines was Thor’s “He’s a friend from work,” when referring to The Hulk. But what makes things even better is the incredible backstory behind the line that Chris Hemsworth revealed during a sit-down at Comic-Con International last month.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly alongside his Thor: Ragnarok castmates, Hemsworth revealed that the brilliant line was actually suggested a boy from the Make-A-Wish foundation. He said, "We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day, and in between the takes I was talking with him and coming back and forth and he goes, 'You know, you should say, "He's a friend from work.'"

Hemsworth’s co-star Taika Waititi, and the film's director, went on to add that most of the film — though he might be exaggerating — was improved by the actors. There’s nothing like a humorous on-set story to make a film even better, and it’s really sweet to know that Hemsworth was willing to take a suggestion from a young boy.

The cast's full interview, which you can watch below, is full of other great moments, including Cate Blanchett going into further detail about her character, Hela, the Goddess of Death.

The Make-A-Wish foundation is a non-profit organization known for granting “wishes” for children with serious medical conditions. While Hemsworth didn’t name the young boy, it’s possible that a trip to the set of the film was his wish. Whoever it is, let's hope he's able to walk away with some sort of credit once the film finally makes its way into theaters.