Matt Damon Makes Cameo Appearance in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

See how and why a major A-lister, Matt Damon, plays a cameo in the latest Marvel movie.

AceShowbiz - It is not uncommon when Stan Lee plays small roles in Marvel films. But fans of Marvel movies are pleasantly surprised when they see Matt Damon at the early part of "Thor: Ragnarok". Damon looked almost unrecognizable in long black wig and villain outfit, making some cinemagoers unsure about what they had seen.

The "Jason Bourne" actor made his appearance in minutes 15-20 of the film. [SPOILER ALERT!] His cameo begins after Thor defeats an evil fire monster and returns to his home planet in order to find his father, Odin. When he arrives at the kingdom, he stumbles upon a progressing play about the God of Thunder and Loki, with Loki's heroism as its story, performed by Asgardian citizens. The citizens are portrayed by Luke Hemsworth who dresses as Thor, Sam Neill who channels Odin, and Damon who acts as Loki in the play. It is known later that the play is written by Loki, who has time to ghost-write a play about his supposed demise.

When asked by Entertainment Weekly about how they squeezed Damon into the film, director Taika Watiti answered, "Well, Matt and Chris are very good friends." He explained, "We were looking for someone to play Loki, and it felt like if Loki was going to write a play about his death, he'd want the star of the Asgard theater scene to be in the play."

The movie has a star-studded cast, which includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Karl Urban as Kurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Cate Blanchett as the villain of the film, Hela. The third "Thor" film changes the formula of the "Thor" franchise with its major twists and hilarious moments, but it provides a refreshing effect in the film.

"Thor: Ragnarok" is now playing in theaters across the nation.

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