What is the future of film? A skit from The Late Show with James Corden imagine a bold new world in that moviegoers will watch Thor: Ragnarok as a cutting-edge kind of cinema: “4D,” that Corden describes as “action literally leaping off the screen. What which means in practice could be a cheap stage play, performed in the movie theater by actors in phenomenally low cost costumes and uncooperative wigs.
The twist? Those actors turn out to be the real-life Thor: Ragnarock cast of Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeff Goldblum, reprising their movie roles for a live, stunned audience who thought they were really seeing the new Marvel movie. “Will they be mad that I’m interrupting the film?” Corden says. “Possibly. You know, where there’s change, individuals will call it disruption. So I guess, you know, what I’m saying is, ‘Who offers a [bleep]?’”
The eleven minute skit does include some light spoilers for the movie, but it’s worth to look at Hiddleston lose his Inhumans-budget wig while Blanchett desperately phones her agent, looking for a way out of the production. “I think those poor people just want to watch the movie,” she says. the complete thing contains a charming, middle school production feel, but the cast is game — at least, for this one performance.
Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters today, if you still want to see the real factor for a few reason.