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Taika Waititi’s foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to an end, as filming wraps on Thor: Ragnarok. This Hulk-centric entry in the Thor canon certainly appears to have taken some detours from the previous films—with What We Do In The ShadowsWaititi at the helm, it’s already poised to be much more lighthearted than Thor: The Dark World, for one. And, as we’ve previously reported, the new film will have a buddy/road-trip comedy vibe, as well as that long-awaited Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill reunion.

But Waititi hasn’t forgotten what “Ragnarok” means: He’s brought Cate Blanchett on to give ’em Hela as the first lead female villain in the MCU, and it also looks like he’s added an antagonist for Mean Green. Just yesterday, the director took fans on a Marvel-sanctioned Facebook Live video tour of the set on his last day there. Waititi chatted up stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, the latter of whom has edged out Natalie Portman (and poor Lady Sif) as a more godly love interest for the Asgardian.

Among all the beautiful, hardworking people on set, there’s an actor named Steve, whom Waititi says is playing a character named “Miek.” Neither the director nor the actor elaborates on the role, but /Film notes that there’s a good chance that, based on the name, the guy is playing a character from the Planet Hulk storyline. In the comics, Miek’s an insectoid from the planet Sakaar, who bears the Hulk some serious ill will. It’s not wholly undeserved, either, because the Hulk does tend to fuck stuff up wherever he goes.


The now-wrapped Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

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