Jack Black Says 'Thor: Ragnarok' Rips Off His Movie 'School of Rock'


Jack Black Says 'Thor: Ragnarok' Rips Off His Movie 'School of Rock'


The 'Shallow Hal' actor calls out Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi and issues a challenge in an Instagram video.
Jack Black shared his thoughts on the latest Marvel movie "Thor: Ragnarok". The actor/comedian said in an Instagram video that the God of Thunder film stole from his 2003 musical comedy "School of Rock".

"You know that part in School of Rock where I sing a part of that monstrous Led Zeppelin jam 'Immigrant Song'? And it's super b***hin' and the raddest part of the movie," he said. "Well, it's come to my attention, that someone kinda stole that chunk of our movie and put it in their movie."

"That's right, I'm talking about 'Thor: Ragnarok'. Totally bit our style. Totally poached our jam and now they are parading around town like they thought of it!" he added. "Well, you don't get to do that and get away with it bro. I'm calling you out Thor. This is a challenge. I challenge you to a battle, a battle of the jams!"

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"Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi responded on his own Instagram page, "This is a challenge #SchoolofRagnarok @chrishemsworth He distinctly said 'THOR' so you're on your own bro. #battleofthejams." Before Chris Hemsworth could respond, his co-star Cate Blanchett stepped up to the challenge.

Jack Black was seen facing off Blanchett in another video. They reenacted the superhero climatic battle sequence in a slow motion on the set of their new movie "The House with a Clock in Its Walls". They were even joined by co-star Owen Vaccaro and director Eli Roth.

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Cate Blanchett plays the main baddie in the third "Thor" installment. It takes place two years after the Battle of Sokovia. It reunites Thor with his Avenger colleague Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The movie got positive reviews from fans and critics alike. It was released in early November in the United States and has already raked in more than $527 million worldwide.


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