Thor Ragnarok Easter Eggs? 8 About Australia and New Zealand! #ThorRagnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok quickly became one of our favorite Marvel films released so far – with the strong characters that were introduced and some of the most entertaining fight scenes we’ve seen to far. But what we didn’t know while watching the movie was a lot of the elements in the movie were inspired by the filming locations around Australia and New Zealand. Director Taika Waitiki pulled several different things from local culture to include into the Thor mythology and introduce it to the MCU. We have eight different things you can find through the movie that were inspired by the filming location.

Check out the Easter Eggs below as well as some great bonus clips from the film below!

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere NOW and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March 6th!

Learn more about the Easter Eggs in Thor Ragnarok Here:

8 Australia/New Zealand Easter Eggs from the Thor: Ragnarok Commentary Track with Taika Waititi

  1. The horns on Surtur’s helmet were crafted out of an ancient Australian boomerang that the crew received as a gift while filming in Australia.
  2. The Grandmaster’s henchwoman, Topaz, is played by Rachel House. She has starred in many of Taika Waititi’s projects, including Eagle vs. Shark, Boy, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
  3. Taika Waititi is a big fan of sketch comedy actor Steven Oliver from Australia’s “Black Comedy” television series and contacted him to be “Cousin Carlo” in a scene with Jeff Goldblum.
  4. The scene where Valkyrie opens a bottle with her blade is an homage to the Beth Heke character in Once Were Warriors.
  5. Chris Hemsworth loved Taika Waititi so much he shaved an “N” and a “Z” in the sides of his head for “New Zealand.” (according to Taika, at least)
  6. Interns from a local Aboriginal community created much of the Hulk parade masks & banner props on Sakaar. Several of the interns ended up getting jobs with the art department.
  7. During Hela’s fight sequence against the army of Asgard, she is doubled by the famous New Zealand stuntwoman, Zoe Bell.
  8. The colors for The Grandmaster’s ship, The Commodore, were inspired by the Aboriginal flag, while Valkyrie’s ship colors were modeled on the Maori flag. Many of the space ships in the film were also named after cars from the Australia/New Zealand car company, Holden – Statesman, Commodore, Escort, Kingswood, Torana, etc.

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere NOW and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March 6th!

Finding Korg: 

Cute As Christmas: 

Grandmaster and Topaz (Bonus Extended Scene):

About Thor: Ragnarok At Home Release:

thor ragnarok at home releaseMarvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” electrified both audiences and critics alike and now fans can enjoy the colorful cosmic adventure at home. Fans who bring home the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) of “Thor: Ragnarok” will experience all the thunderous action and lightning-fast wit in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features include deleted scenes; hilarious outtakes; an exclusive short: part three of the mockumentary “Team Thor,” retitled “Team Darryl” and featuring an eccentric new roommate; the evolution of MCU’s heroes culminating in “Avengers: Infinity War;” numerous making-of featurettes which explore the unique vision of director Taika Waititi; the story’s unstoppable women; the effortlessly charismatic Korg; the tyrannical leader of Sakaar, the Grandmaster; and the film’s comic-book origins;  audio commentary by Waititi; and more. The action, humor, drama and spectacle, bursts into homes Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, and Movies Anywhere, on Feb. 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on March 6.


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