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“I Just Thought It Was Hysterical”: How Did Matt Damon Get His Cameos In MCU’s Thor Franchise

With Thor: Love and Thunder running in the theaters, this is the perfect time to give a throwback to one of the most iconic cameos ever in MCU. Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok. Matt Damon played an Asgardian man playing the role of Loki in a play going on in the movie. Let’s see what the actor said about his cameo in the movie.

Matt Damon on playing Loki in MCU
Matt Damon played the role of an Asgardian who acts as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok

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Where is Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok?

Matt Damon says Taika Waititi maintains a funny set
Matt Damon praised the Thor: Ragnarok director that he maintains a fun set

After Loki banished his father Odin to Earth from Asgard at the end of Thor: The Dark World, he took the guise of his father and starts ruling Asgard. As Thor was busy with Earth and Avengers stuff, he didn’t have much time to focus on his home realm and was not fully aware of the situation. When at the start of Ragnarok, he beats Surtur and returns to Asgard, he comes around a play going on depicting his adventures on Earth and mostly glorifying Loki. Matt Damon was playing the role of Loki in the play along with Luke Hemsworth as the other person playing Thor.

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Although for a short time, the cameo was funny and mostly existed to provide comic relief as a part of the new tonality that Taika Waititi introduced in Ragnarok.

What Does Matt Damon have to say about it?

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When the Jason Bourne actor was asked about his role in MCU and what convinced him to do so, he revealed that all that originated from a simple phone call from Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi and he also didn’t give it much thought as it was hysterical, funny and something he was eager to do. He even praised Taika that he maintains a fun set :

“Chris just called me up, and Taika called me up, and I’m friends with those guys. They pitched me the idea and I just thought it was hysterical, the idea of basically an intergalactic community theater actor kind of living out Tom Hiddleston’s character’s fantasy. I just thought it was just a great, funny bit, and very easy to do. Those guys were a lot of fun, and Taika runs a really fun set. It was a light lift for me.”

Even though it’s unknown to us if we can catch a glimpse of Matt Damon and false Loki sometime again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but we do can catch our real Thor in Action in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Thor: Love and Thunder has been released on 8th July, 2022 in the theaters.

Source: Cinemablend

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.