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When making a movie, an actor is primarily supposed to stick to the script, but occasionally opportunities arise for improvisation, which can subsequently lead to a scene or two being made better. Director Taika Waititi, however, decided to go almost completely off-book for Thor: Ragnarok, as supposedly around 80% of that movie's dialogue was improvised. So when recently asked what his favorite improvised Marvel Cinematic Universe moment was, Tom Hiddleston understandably picked one from Ragnarok, specifically the 'Get help' scene. As the actor explained:
I think that the one that's kind of had its own life after the film is 'Get help.' We literally just came up with it on the day. As something, this idea that this is a trick that Thor and Loki used to, you know, they used to use it as a game when they were kids and they stopped doing it a long time ago, but it used to work and it might just work this time. They got one last ace up their sleeve. And the idea that Loki hated it, and he just was like, 'I don't want to do it. It's humiliating.' And that Thor was like, 'You're going to love it! Come on!' in a big brother way. And then it works. In that moment, I always love the fact that it wasn't just a funny moment, but actually, you understand something deeper about them as brothers, and I think those moments are really special.
In case you need a refresher on Thor: Ragnarok, the 'Get help' plan was quite simple, and like the scene itself, came about at the last minute. Loki pretended to be dying and Thor demanded that the guards looking after Grandmaster's ships to seek assistance for him. The God of Thunder then proceeded to throw the God of Mischief at the uniformed goons. It was a classic maneuver when they were kids and it paid off one last time, as you can see for yourself below.
'Get help' was among the MCU topics Tom Hiddleston discussed during his recent appearance at ACE Comic-Con alongside Elizabeth Olsen. And as mentioned earlier, this was just one of many moments that were improvised during Thor: Ragnarok, something that took Mark Ruffalo by surprise. In the end, this approach paid off, as Ragnarok was met with a lot of positive reviews and took home $854 million worldwide.
Thor: Ragnarok also marked Tom Hiddleston's return to the MCU after a four-year absence (it would have only been two years if his Avengers: Age of Ultron cameo had been kept). Nearly six months later, Loki was back for Avengers: Infinity War, although he was killed by Thanos only minutes into the movie. It remains to be seen if Loki is truly dead or if he pulled off yet another one of his tricks and will appear in Avengers 4, but either way, Hiddleston has unquestionably left an enormous impact on this franchise.