The Make-a-Wish Foundation granted a child to visit the set of Thor: Ragnarok. When Thor sees Hulk enter the arena on Sakaar, the child said Thor should say “He’s a friend from work!”

Thor: Ragnarok’s ‘Friend From Work Line’ Has A Touching Origin Story

One of the standout lines from the Thor: Ragnarok trailers has a surprising and touching origin story.

Director Taika Waititi has already revealed that much of Thor: Ragnarok was improvised, but the moment in which Thor first sees the Hulk in a gladiatorial arena and describes his as a “friend from work” came from an unexpected source.

“We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day,” Thor star Chris Hemsworth tells Entertainment Weekly. “He goes, ‘You know, you should say, ‘He’s a friend from work!’”

It seems like the line worked, as it became one of the most memorable moments in the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer. The second trailer, which was released at Comic-Con International: San Diego and can be seen above, expanded … Continue Reading (2 minute read)

10 thoughts on “The Make-a-Wish Foundation granted a child to visit the set of Thor: Ragnarok. When Thor sees Hulk enter the arena on Sakaar, the child said Thor should say “He’s a friend from work!””

  1. votes0nly

    > Thor: Loki’s here — HEY LOKI! LOOK WHO IT IS!
    >
    > Loki: o_o

  2. aecht

    sounds like they should set up a writers’ room at St. Judes

  3. Maine_SwampMan

    I love that line because it implies being in the Avengers feels like kind of a boring office job to him

  4. innerearinfarction

    That was my favorite marvel movie, by a lot.

  5. Roving_Rhythmatist

    My band signed on for a multi-band benefit show for Make-A-Wish Foundation that turned out to an elaborate scam and the scumbag promoter ran off with all the money.

    We threw another benefit concert on our own the next weekend at a local bar and raised about $1,500.00

    Our bandleader took the money and went to track down the owners of the venue from the previous weekend (that also got ripped off) trying to find some real contact information to get the money to the charity. All the different bands were told different stories and no one had the name of the family that was supposed to get the money.

    We were all waiting for him when he came back, excited to hear about the kid we were going to help, wondering what their wish was, and hoping that we supplied enough money to help. (Cell phones weren’t a thing back then, no updates)

    Turned out the scumbag from earlier had been primarily using Children’s Miracle Network for his grift, so the money from our benefit show went to them and paid for a fraction of an expensive replacement part for a complicated medical device.

    Wasn’t the feel good story we wanted, but I’ve always been proud of our small contribution toward that piece of expensive machinery, and God pity the promoter when Karma or Satan catches up, cause I won’t.

  6. R4DAG4ST

    Seriously, one of the best lines in the whole movie just got better.

  7. TheCheck77

    It’s the combination of this being an absolutely bizarre concept in a bizarre movie followed by such a mundane sentence that also alleviates the tension previously built up. It’s just peak humor really.

  8. Colley619

    Thor: Ragnarok is honestly one of the best movies in the entire MCU. Kind of funny considering Thor: The Dark World was probably the worst

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