Here’s what Thor was doing during Captain America: Civil War
Earlier this summer, Marvel’s best fought it out over a set of accords they were ordered to sign (and to protect Cap’s one true love, Bucky). It was a brutal fight that pit friend against friend, but there were a few notable absences on the field of battle – namely, Hulk and Thor.
Hulk’s absence is easy enough to explain away. He went on the run from the team and the world after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and recent hints suggest he may have been taken off-world. Thor, however, is a little harder to explain.
In theory, Thor should once again have access to the Rainbow Bridge, meaning he can travel anywhere he wants at any time. His boy Heimdall should also have been more than capable of seeing what’s going on down on Earth, and pinging Thor with a “hey dude, your mortal BFFs are about to kill each other – maybe want check it out?” But no, Thor didn’t want to get involved.
Sure, you can argue that the filmmakers didn’t want to include him or the Hulk because they are too powerful. Having Thor back up Cap (because come on, he’d obviously be Team Cap, right?), would make, say, Black Widow’s attack plan somewhat moot. Throw in the Hulk and Berlin would have been left a smoking crater.
It turns out that isn’t the case though. Thor didn’t get involved because he was kicking it in Australia, taking some me time, with his new buddy Darryl.
Marvel Studios posted the “Team Thor” clip on its Facebook page, and it will also be included on the Captain America: Civil War home media release, available on September 13. Check out the clip below.