Thor’s put-upon roommate Darryl wasn’t among the people who fell victim to Thanos’ “snap” in “Avengers: Infinity War” — but his life has still been pretty messed up by the supervillain’s actions.
Daley Pearson, who played Darryl in a few hilarious webisodes Marvel and “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi created to explain what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was doing during “Captain America: Civil War,” tweeted a video over the weekend to wish Thor a happy birthday.
He also noted that Darryl did, in fact, survive Thanos’ snap in “Infinity War,” which randomly eliminated half the life in the universe. Unfortunately, a lot of his coworkers didn’t make it — and one unforeseen consequence of removing so many people from the universe is that Darryl is stuck working Sundays now.
— Daley Pearson (@Daley_Pearson) August 13, 2018
For those who don’t remember, Darryl (Daley Pearson) is an Australian office worker who Thor lived with briefly in the aftermath of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The goofy videos imagined what life would be like with an Asgardian god as a roommate, and it wasn’t great. In addition to Thor leaving his hammer Mjolnir in the middle of the floor, which Darryl couldn’t move because he wasn’t “worthy,” even when he needed to vacuum, Thor also tried to pay his rent in Asgardian coin — and a pumpkin.
In a later joke teaser for “Thor: Ragnarok,” Darryl wound up with an even worse roommate: The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
In his birthday video, Pearson asked that, if Thor could transfer him some money, if he happened to be somewhere in the universe with Wi-Fi. He explained that he was “in quite a bit of debt.”
Maybe there’s a market for Asgardian coins now that Thor has become pretty well-known by regular humans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then again, there are likely a lot fewer customers.
Apparently, Thanos (Josh Brolin) didn’t pay much attention in intergalactic economics class. His plan in “Infinity War” — to make the universe a better place by killing half of all life — didn’t really take into account capitalism’s need for labor.