Even though Marvel is adding new superheroes to its MCU roster, fans may expect to see Chris Hemsworth’s Thor again in 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Thor will star in his fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially began in 2021 with the release of Thor: Love and Thunder. As of now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen the release of Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and Eternals on the big screen, as well as a number of Marvel original series that continue the larger, connected story on television.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming movie Thor: Love and Thunder.
Thor Love and Thunder: Release Date
There is currently a release date of July 8 for Thor: Love and Thunder, which puts it right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season.
When Disney announced the date changes for several Marvel movies in October 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder was rescheduled for July 8, pushing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to November 11, 2022.
Thor: Love and Thunder will have an exclusive run in theatres for at least 45 days before it becomes available on digital or streaming, which is true for all upcoming Marvel films.
Who will be the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder?
Thor: Love and Thunder’s ensemble will comprise a diverse group of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hemsworth as Thor and Portman lead the way, but Thor: Love and Thunder is loaded with other Marvel characters that are beloved by fans. Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, and Taika Waititi have all been confirmed to reprise their roles from previous Thor films as Valkyrie, Lady Sif, and Korg, respectively. The Guardians of the Galaxy, including Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, Dave Bautista’s Drax, and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, will also be a part of this, at least for a short while.
Sam Neil, Luke Hemsworth, and Matt Damon will return to reprise their roles as Odin, Thor, and Loki, respectively, and Melissa McCarthy is slated to join the cast as Hela, the villain from Thor: Ragnarok. All of these actors and actresses are expected to provide levity to the proceedings.
In addition to McCarthy, there are two major new cast members who will have a greater impact on the story. Thor: Love and Thunder’s Gorr the God Butcher will be played by Christian Bale, who previously played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Russell Crowe, who won an Oscar for his role in Man of Steel, will play Zeus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Poster of Thor: Love and Thunder
What will be the plot of Thor: Love and Thunder?
“The film finds Thor on a journey, unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to Thor’s surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
What impact will “Thor: Love and Thunder” have on the MCU?
During Phase 4, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been working on developing the multiverse concept. In addition to Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the upcoming Doctor Strange film features the word “multiverse” in its title, so it’s not new. The universe may or may not play a role in Thor: Love and Thunder, but we can’t be sure because we don’t know much about the movie’s premise.
How the plot impacts the characters is something we can reasonably predict. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman might become a package deal in the MCU if Jane Foster returns as Mighty Thor, or Chris Hemsworth could step back and Natalie Portman assumes the lead in future movies.
Considering the next Guardians of the Galaxy film is scheduled for release in 2023, we’ll undoubtedly learn more about the team’s future plans as well.
Maybe we’ll get a surprise appearance from another Marvel superhero. We can’t have a Thor movie without Loki, after all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will play Thor in upcoming films?
Jane Foster will play the role of Thor in the upcoming film, as revealed at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
How many times was Thor married?
Thor was married twice: first to Iarnsaxa and second to Sif. He had 3 sons and 1 daughter from these 2 marriages.
Who is the most powerful Avenger of all time?
Thor is the most powerful member of the original squad, given that he is the God of Thunder. The loss of Mjolnir and the realization that his hammer wasn’t the source of his power in Thor: Ragnarok gave him a tremendous boost in power.
Thor: Love and Thunder – Trailer
The trailer of Thor: Love and Thunder is finally released. Take a look below: