Thor: Love and Thunder is an upcoming film in the Marvel Universe. Thor: Love and Thunder will be a direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017). It will the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is all ready to release in May 2022.
Taika Watiti directed the film and wrote it along with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film Thor: Love and Thunder is produced by Marvel Studios and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Thor is the only Superhero to get a fourth film, unlike Iron Man and Captain America.
The sequel was decided in January 2018 and officially announced in July 2019. Taika Watiti, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman announced the film in Comic-Con 2019i. Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to be released on May 6, 2022, in the United States. This film will be a part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Taika Watiti’s first major studio film as a director was Thor: Ragnarok. The film was a significant hit. He was also consulted by the makers of Avengers: Infinity War for the storyline of the character of Thor. He discussed with Chris Hemsworth about a potential 4th film for Thor and decided to make it.
Taika Watiti, while writing the script for Thor: Love and Thunder, consulted James Gunn, the director of the Guardian of the Galaxy films. Watiti has brought in the characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy in Thor: Love and Thunder. He talked and discussed with Gunn about the portrayal of the characters through his perspective. Taika Watiti described the film as Romantic.
James Gunn also shared his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 with Taika Watiti to help him with the characters. He then read the script for Thor: Love and Thunder and expressed his opinions. James Gunn, in a statement, said that the Guardians were in good hands.
According to the director Taika Watiti, the storyline is inspired by Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic books. So, the comic book fans who are already aware of the storyline might know what Thor: Love and Thunder will bring.
The characters and Their Stories
Thor Odinson will be back for another action-packed adventure in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to the director, we will see Thor as he was previously in Avengers: Endgame overweight, and he will also be transformed back to his original Physique. He gave his throne of King of Asgard to Valkyrie, who is now taking care of the people; as they say, “Asgard is not a place it is the people.” In the last film, Avengers: Endgame, Thor went off with the Guardians. We will see how in Thor: Love and Thunder, he will fight another supervillain and his soldiers. We might as well see Valkyrie on a Pegasus again.
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Jane Foster will be returning. We didn’t see Jane in the previous film, Thor: Ragnarok. In this film, Jane has cancer and is undergoing treatment for the same. Jane becomes the Superhero the Mighty Thor and gains powers similar to that of Thor. Fans expect her to wield the legendary hammer of Thor the Mjolnir and become the goddess of Thunder. We have already seen Captain America as one of the worthy ones.
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Mantis, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Nebula will be seen in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to a statement by the actress Karen Gillan, Watiti “brought out the bonkers side” Of Nebula. In addition, previous characters such as Lady Sif, Krog, and the Grandmaster of Sakaar will be coming back in this film.
The film will have a supervillain, they always do. This time in Thor: Love and Thunder, it is going to be Gorr the God Butcher. For the comic book fans, you might already know what this villain is about. But for film-only fans, this villain is going to an amazing one, especially with the actor who plays it. According to the comic books, this villain has a special hatred for the world’s gods, and our favorite God of Thunder, Thor, will be one of his targets; all we can do is wait for the film to see what happens.
The Cast of Thor: Love and Thunder are diverse as anycast can be. Chris Hemsworth will be playing the titular role of Thor Odinson. An Avenger and the former king of Asgard. Tessa Thompson will be back as Valkyrie, only this time she will also be the new ruler of Asgard on Earth. According to Marvel Studios, Valkyrie’s bisexuality will be a part of the storyline in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Natalie Portman will be returning as Jane Foster. Natalie did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but after a discussion with Taika Watiti, she agreed to make a comeback in Thor: Love and Thunder. Christian Bale will be playing the role of the supervillain, Gorr the God Butcher. We have seen Christan Bale play the role of a superhero before, but we wait to see how he plays the role of a villain. The character might be unique only because of the actor.
Chris Pratt plays his Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord. Peter Quill is the half-human, half celestial leader of Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Chris Pratt, the rival relationship of Thor and Peter from the previous films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame will be brought back in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Jaimie Alexander will play the role of Sif. Pom Klementieff will be back as Mantis from the Guardians of the Galaxy and Dave Bautista as Drax, Karan Gillan as Nebula, and Vin Diesel as Groot. Jeff Goldblum will bring back his iconic Grandmaster. Sean Gunn will play Kraglin Obfonteri from Guardians of the Galaxy. Other cast members from Thor: Ragnarok, such as those who acted in a play in Asgard, will be seen in the film. In addition, Russell Crowe will make a cameo appearance as Zeus, the king of Olympians based on Greek mythology. One of the cast members who are not returning from the previous films will be Tom Hiddleston as Loki the Prince of Asgard and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, the former king of Asgard.
Trailer and Release Dates
The film was previously announced to release on November 5, 2021. But due to the pandemic, the release date was shifted to May 6, 2022. The dates were adjusted under the release dates of other films, such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
There is no official trailer for the film yet. The film Thor: Love and Thunder is currently in post-production. We are excitedly waiting for the first look at the film; the trailer can be expected anytime soon.