Here's Why Thor's Roommate Darryl Needs To Come Back for Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has given us the tiniest shred of hope that Thor’s roommate, Darryl Jacobson, could make another appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe. That could mean another short video, but in a perfect Asgard we’d see Darryl move in as Thor’s permanent roomie.

In an interview with IGN, Waititi chatted about the hilarious mockumentary that first debuted at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. In it, Thor shares a glimpse of his (not entirely volunteer) sabbatical away from The Avengers during the events of Captain America: Civil War, living in a flat in Australia with his roommate, an office worker named Darryl.


Darryl, played by Daley Pearson, was the ideal match for Thor. He’s basically Marvel’s version of the Doctor Who companion, a regular working stiff who helps our otherworldly hero understand humanity’s ways. Plus, he’s really good at vacuuming. Well, according to Waititi, Darryl’s story might not be over just yet.


“I think you probably could see him again. There may be other little pieces of that thing that everyone saw that may just be a small part of a bigger thing,” he said.

While many signs would point to the mockumentary series continuing with another chapter, I think it would so much better to give Darryl a cameo in Thor: Ragnarok. Heck, let’s go one step further and bring him to the Nine Realms as Thor’s permanent roommate. Think about it, it would be perfect. Here’s just a few reasons why:


He can help keep Asgard tidy

Asgard gets into plenty of scrapes, and explosions are about as common as Loki’s smoldering stares. Thor’s too busy to keep the palace clean, so he clearly needs someone to keep things in line. As mentioned before, Darryl is really good at keeping his flat tidy, even when Thor leaves his hammer just lying around the middle of the living room.


Plus, Mark Ruffalo has said Hulk and Thor will be embarking on a “universal road movie” across the Nine Realms, so somebody needs to watch the place while they’re out joyriding.


He doesn’t ask a lot of questions

There’s no way Thor’s got any kind of rental history or credit score, yet Darryl took him in as a roommate anyway. That kind of loyalty means he’s going to look the other way every time Thor does something stupid.


He can teach Thor how to send a damn email

How much simpler would things have been if Thor knew how to actually call Tony Stark or Captain America? Who knows, he could’ve de-escalated the whole situation before the Civil War even took place. Well, judging by the content of his first email, probably not:

Subject: Greetings!

Dear Tony Stark,

How’s it going? I was just thinking fondly on some of the times we had.

Remember when you created a possessed robot who nearly destroyed

Hey – we saved planet!!!!!!!!!!

Steve AKA Captain America, were havi

Darryl clearly tried his best to send messages for Thor when requested, but he could use his skills as an office worker to actually bring Thor into the 21st century. Ravens don’t work anymore, Thor, they haven’t since Game of Thrones.


He respects Thor’s privacy

Heroes like Thor need their space, and Darryl clearly knows how to keep his distance... probably because he needs his alone time from the nosy Norse god too. Thor put a sign on his bedroom to keep Darryl out, and not once do we see Thor’s roommate rummaging around, even though there’s some pretty in-depth research about Infinity Stones in there.


Hell, Thor’s had a piece of meat rotting in there for weeks, and Darryl still keeps out.


He’s Team Thor

In the age of Team Cap or Team Iron, we need a guy who’s going to proudly proclaim he’s on Team Thor. Or at least quietly agree when Thor involuntarily drafts him.


High five bro.