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Thor Ragnarok: Matt Damon's cameo explained

The Boston actor makes his MCU debut.
Matt Damon Thor Ragnarok
Matt Damon is finally in a superhero movie. Left Photo by Marvel; Right Photo by Getty Images

Spoiler warning: Don't read on if you haven't seen "Thor: Ragnarok" yet.

It's not quite the level of Batfleck, but Matt Damon has finally joined the world of superhero movies with "Thor: Ragnarok."

While his pal Ben Affleck will soon fly into theaters as Batman in "Justice League," Boston's other beloved star is only dipping his toes into the world of super-powered vigilantes in the new Marvel flick. Damon appears towards the beginning of the film in a brief but hilarious cameo.

As Chris Hemsworth's Thor returns to the realm of Asgard, he finds his nefarious step-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) disguised as their father and king Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Loki is living it up on the throne as he munches on grapes and watches a play depicting his adventures with Thor in the previous installments.

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Damon ends up donning Loki's flowing black locks for the role, appearing as an Asgardian actor portraying the Marvel villain in the play. Since the universe believes Loki died after the events of the previous film, Damon gives a hilarious death scene performance. 

"Jurassic Park" star Sam Neill also shows up during the play, taking on the role of Odin. The whole scene is filled with laughs, that is until Thor makes Loki stop the performance and reveal that he's not actually Odin, king of Asgard.

Fans should've known that Damon was going to have something to do with "Thor: Ragnarok," as the actor - who has a penchant for appearing in fun cameos - walked the red carpet for the film's premiere in Hollywood. He also crashed Hemsworth's interview promoting the movie on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which isn't a huge suprise considering Damon's long-standing beef with the late-night host.

It'll be interesting to see if Damon ever pops up in future MCU movies. Or better yet, maybe he can land a gig as Affleck's Robin.

"Thor: Ragnarok" is now in theaters.

 
 
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