Taika Waititi—the director of Thor: Ragnarok (as well as other amazing films like Jojo Rabbit and What We Do In The Shadows)—announced on Wednesday, April 8, he'd be returning on Thursday to do a live-via-Instagram commentary of his hit Marvel film.
What he most likely didn't tell Marvel Studios was that he had an expert-level troll in mind for all the fans who decided to tune in.
Tomorrow (Thursday April 9). 4pm PST on INSTAGRAM LIVE. I'll be doing a live commentary with at least one special… https://t.co/5mEuAHqlkL— Taika Waititi (@Taika Waititi)1586401257.0
Waititi—a well-known jokester—made it clear what tone the stream would be taking with this tweet, sent minutes before it started.
I don't want to do this anymore because I'm also cooking dinner but it starts in 4 minutes so I guess we'll do both.— Taika Waititi (@Taika Waititi)1586472958.0
Perhaps the most memorable moment of Taika's commentary, however, came as he showed off some concept art from his upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder.
As Waititi panned across his desk, a script for an upcoming MCU film was conveniently positioned in the background.
TAIKA????? WHAT WAS THAT SCRIPT???? WHATTT https://t.co/bZnwkQCxlp— Trisha ⧗ (@Trisha ⧗)1586474165.0
The script, an obvious troll from the director, featured the return of the late Tony Stark, who re-enters the world of the living with this impressive line:
Stark explains that he and Thanos have both been revived through "science" and quickly lets Thor know that it is, in fact, "GO TIME."
In a move comic book fans are surely going to make a fuss about, Tony decides to rename The Avengers, deciding "The Avengererers" is preferable.
At least the team is back together!
The internet knew exactly what they signed up for when Waititi went live and were in tears over his prank.
taika waititi showing a fake love and thunder script and miek and new asgard concept art is the funniest thing that… https://t.co/qxxUIdujMW— alex (@alex)1586474057.0
So @TaikaWaititi is giving a master class in expert level fan trolling on his live https://t.co/i4kOUcLBrW— Zelda Williams (@Zelda Williams)1586473999.0
Taika Waititi’s doing a “live commentary” of Thor on Instagram. He’s streaming it on his laptop, walking away from… https://t.co/XrTlyd6gbH— Kate Leth (@Kate Leth)1586474804.0
Taika's joke script wasn't the only highlight of his stream—the "commentary" also featured appearances from Ragnarok stars Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson!
taika waititi and mark ruffalo being happy to see each other on insta live. that’s it. https://t.co/3ulnJn7zOl— alex (@alex)1586478853.0
oscar winner taika waititi and special guest mark ruffalo https://t.co/aYdyYg7bUC— amora 📿 (@amora 📿)1586477709.0
taika waititi saying thor: love and thunder is going to be over the top and more epic than ragnarok while on live w… https://t.co/oVaNfAjbA8— alex (@alex)1586479996.0
When it comes to Thor, Waititi is the undisputed master.
Taika Waititi writing about Tony Stark is me https://t.co/sq2DhTnaU5— rachel leishman (@rachel leishman)1586474254.0
If Taika Waititi said “Tony Stark lives” then Tony Stark is alive and well😤 https://t.co/v7TknpiPfj— bi-derman (@bi-derman)1586521919.0
Could Marvel have predicted their promotional commentary would end this way?
marvel: *wants taika to go live on instagram to help entertain everyone during quarantine with a ragnarok watch par… https://t.co/skvCa2TlTB— not taika waititi (@not taika waititi)1586483741.0
If you love Tony Stark, be sure to catch his epic return in Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder—it's sure to be a barn-burner.