Thor Love and Thunder: Release Date, Cast, Plot and Everything We Know So Far

There was a common belief previous to the publication of Avengers: Endgame that Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor’s era in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was coming to an end. The three heroes had each completed their separate trilogies, and it appeared that the gigantic capstone movie would be their farewell. While the epic blockbuster says farewell to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, Chris Hemsworth’s reign as the God of Thunder is far from done. He will appear in Thor 4 (also known as Thor: Love And Thunder) soon.

Undoubtedly, the film is one of the most anticipated projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 lineup. As such, it has created lots of new questions and speculation. With that in mind, we’ve put up this guide to organize everything we know about Thor: Love And Thunder thus far, to update it as the film progresses. What will the plot of the film be? What characters will appear in the film? Who is responsible for it? When will it be released? Find solutions to all of these questions and more in the sections below!

Thor: Love And Thunder Cast

  • Taika Waititi Taika Waititi as Korg (voice)
  • Jaimie Alexander Jaimie Alexander as Sif
  • Christian Bale Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher
  • Karen Gillan Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Natalie Portman Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / Mighty Thor
  • Matt Damon Matt Damon as Actor Loki
  • Chris Pratt Chris Pratt as Peter Quill / Star-Lord
  • Chris Hemsworth Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Melissa McCarthy Melissa McCarthy as Actor Hela
  • Russell Crowe Russell Crowe as Zeus
  • Tessa Thompson Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
  • Sam Neill Sam Neill as Actor Odin
  • Sean Gunn Sean Gunn as Kraglin
  • Luke Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth as Actor Thor
  • Akosia Sabet Akosia Sabet as astet God

When Is Thor: Love and Thunder’s Release Date?

Fans were thrilled to learn that Thor: Love And Thunder would be the franchise’s big release in November 2021 when Marvel Studios unveiled their Phase Four picture slate at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. but then COVID-19 happened. All of the MCU’s plans were pushed back, with all of the 2020 features being rescheduled for 2021. Fortunately, this significant shift has coincided with Marvel’s sudden comfort with the idea of releasing four films in a calendar year, so we won’t have to wait much longer for the fourth Thor film. The film will now be released on July 8, 2022, as the second Marvel feature in 2022 (after Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness).

What Is Thor: Love And Thunder’ Rating?

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Thor is a hero who hasn’t needed an R-rating to be himself on the big screen because he doesn’t use a lot of adult language and isn’t renowned for being particularly violent, and there’s little reason to believe that will change with Thor: Love And Thunder. The MPAA has given every film in which Chris Hemsworth has played the Asgardian hero a PG-13 classification, and it’s expected that the Thor: Ragnarok sequel will be no different (though that won’t be confirmed until a version of the picture has been completed).

Who Is Returning for Thor 4?

The cast of Thor 4 is chock-full of outstanding actors. Chris Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor Odinson. In contrast, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Taika Waititi (Korg) will reprise their roles from Thor: Ragnarok. Jaime Alexander (Lady Sif) and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) will reprise their roles in the film. According to reports, the remainder of the Guardians of the Galaxy is expected to appear. Given Thor’s presence at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it makes sense, but nothing has been confirmed.

Matt Damon also appears in this movie. In Thor: Ragnarok, he had a brief appearance as an Asgardian actor portraying Loki in a stageplay. We don’t know if he’ll be reprising the same role or playing a different character.

Finally, Natalie Portman returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She hasn’t been in the MCU since Thor: The Dark World, and she’s armed with Mjolnir this time. Portman will play the Mighty Thor in the forthcoming film, according to director Taika Waititi. What does this signify for the film’s plot, and how is this possible?

Who Is Directing Thor: Love And Thunder?

Director Taika Waititi gave Thor: Ragnarok, formerly considered the poorest of the solo Marvel Cinematic Universe series, a new lease of life, so it came as no surprise when Marvel Studios announced that it wanted him back for Thor 4. In addition to directing, he is also co-writing the screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, who joined the project in February 2020 as a writer. Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi’s sixth feature film, is based on the 2014 British documentary of the same name, which Waititi is now prepping for production on Thor: Love and Thunder.

What Is The Story Of Thor: Love And Thunder?

Thor: Love and Thunder is a sequel to Avengers: Endgame, but there isn’t much else we know about the plot. A major 2019 blockbuster concluded with the Thunder God deciding to leave Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy on a quest to find who he is beyond the shackles of his ancestors’ destinies. He’ll be searching for a new mission now that he’s no longer the king of Asgard. Thor 4’s return of Jane Foster, who has been given a superhero upgrade this time around, does a wonderful job of raising our anticipation, curiosity, and excitement. There has been some speculation that the film will use elements from the run of Thor comics by writer Jason Aaron when Foster initially assumed the role of Mighty Thor.

Thor: Love And Thunder Trailer 

Thor: Love and Thunder arrive in theaters on July 8. Check out the new trailer below:

We have the first trailer for Thor for the first time: Love and Thunder. After three months, the long-awaited trailer comes out. It features not only Chris Hemsworth’s come back as the Nordic god of thunder but also a number of old characters from Marvel films past, including one with an all-new, exciting look that is sure to be a hit!

We get to see a new side of Thor as he attempts to walk away from being just a warrior after the craziness of Avengers: Endgame. Still, we also get to see a sneak peek at the Guardians of the Galaxy joining the fray. It looks as though things are picking up directly from where Endgame left off, with Thor traveling with the Guardians (including Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill) through space as he tries to recover from the loss of Asgard and the events of The Snap. Thor seems to be in a new, more positive headspace about himself (does therapy exist for gods?), determined not to fight for his benefit. However, that mindset certainly won’t last long.

Audiences are also treated to the briefest of looks at Olympus, which has been teased with the casting of Russell Crowe as Zeus, though it’s unclear how he’ll play a role in the movie. The most important thing to note is that fans got their first look today at Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who is returning to Marvel for the first time since Thor: The Dark World, but with a new twist: she has taken on the mantle of Thor, complete with a hammer reconstructed from the one smashed by Thor’s sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) during Thor: Ragnarok.

The Thor: Love And Thunder Cast

Even though we don’t yet know who will be in every Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, we do know who will be in Thor: Love And Thunder, and while we don’t yet know who will be in every sequel, we do know who will be in the blockbuster.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

While Chris Hemsworth was largely known for his role as James T. Kirk’s father in the opening scene of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek remake when the original Thor was released in 2011, his time as the Asgardian hero has had a major impact on his career since then. While his time in the movies hasn’t always been the best for him as a performer, his excellent experience making Thor: Ragnarok prompted him to create a fourth solo feature as the God of Thunder. His position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe helped him become one of the biggest performers in the world.

When Thor: Love and Thunder comes out, Chris Hemsworth will have more than a decade of experience playing Thor under his belt, having appeared in seven separate films as the character. We don’t know how long he’ll continue to perform the character after the Taika Watiti-directed film, but we hope it’s indefinite.

Jane Foster (Natalie Portman)

Mighty Thor
Mighty Thor

Thor: Ragnarok didn’t have a lot of time to spend on Earth, save from a brief visit to Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum and an isolated cliff in Norway to spotlight the human actors. But with the release of the fourth film, things are about to change drastically. During the Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, it was announced that Natalie Portman would reprise her role as Jane Foster in Thor: Love And Thunder and that she will also take up the mantle of The Mighty Thor.

When it comes to Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Natalie Portman has not appeared in one since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. To play Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi wanted to accomplish something that she hadn’t done in her prior two appearances as the character, which was to become a full-blown superhero.

The Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

The Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)
The Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)

During our last encounter with Valkyrie, she was about to assume a significant new role. The task of administering the kingdom (which is presently based in Tønsberg, Norway) was entrusted to her when Thor decided to do some soul searching to discover who he was beyond his status as an Asgardian prince. We can expect an update on her rule as a monarch in Thor: Love and Thunder, as the character has been confirmed to return.

In addition to Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, Tessa Thompson will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder. Even though she was not shown in Avengers: Infinity War, she was one of the heroes that managed to escape Thanos’ initial raid on Asgard before being snapped in half by his Infinity Gauntlet. Since meeting Thor on Sakaar, she’s had a pretty nice run of luck. Hopefully, she won’t run out of it very soon.

Gorr The God Butcher (Christian Bale)

Gorr The God Butcher (Christian Bale)
Gorr The God Butcher (Christian Bale)

Even though Christian Bale’s casting in Thor: Love And Thunder were announced by Tessa Thompson in early January 2020, and Christian Bale’s role as the film’s villain was confirmed by Disney on Investor Day 2020, we didn’t learn who he would be playing until later that year. In the comics, the character is an alien who grew up on a barren and superstitious planet; the character is informed that he must believe in the gods in order to be saved. His prayers go unanswered for a long time, and when he finally decides to give up on God, the situation spirals out of control. In the wake of being expelled from his civilization, he comes to believe in the reality of gods and, enraged by the fact that his pleas for help went unanswered, makes a vow to exterminate every God in existence. All-Black, a formidable and lethal blade, is what enables him to carry out this mission.

Since news of Christian Bale’s involvement began to circulate, many have noted that this is not the actor’s first foray into the superhero film genre. In Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, he played Bruce Wayne/Batman from 2005 to 2012, and many still regard him to be the definitive actor to portray the role on screen. It will be interesting to see how his MCU position compares and contrasts with his tenure as the Caped Crusader.

Korg (Taika Waititi)

Korg (Taika Waititi)
Korg (Taika Waititi)

Taika Waititi will not only direct the upcoming Thor solo picture, but he will also reprise his role as Korg, a character beloved by fans. Thor: Ragnarok introduced us to Korg as a failed rebel condemned to fight in the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial matches. Since then, his fortunes have improved dramatically. After helping the Asgardian people escape Hela’s captivity, he became an essential role in the God of Thunder’s life after Thanos’ snap afflicted him with sadness. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we have no idea what he’ll be doing, but he’s sure to bring some lightheartedness to the proceedings.

Jojo Rabbit, the Academy Award-winning World War II parody written, directed, and starring Taika Waititi, has been Waititi’s most recent film project. To follow his performance in Avengers: Endgame, he appeared in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and will star in the future films Free Guy and The Suicide Squad.

The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)

The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)
The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)

The destiny of Jeff Goldblum’s The Grandmaster remains uncertain at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Even though he’s featured in post-credits, the character isn’t exactly portrayed in a fortunate situation. His spacecraft crashed in the wake of the revolution, and he was left in the midst of an armed gang. However, it appears that the character’s destiny will be clarified in Thor: Love and Thunder, which opens in theatres on May 3, 2015.

It has been widely reported that Jeff Goldblum, who was recently seen in Australia working on Thor 4, will reprise his role as the Grandmaster in the upcoming Marvel film. It appears to be a safe bet, but it should be remembered that it hasn’t been ratified to the full extent of the law.

The Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Guardians Of The Galaxy

After leaving Asgard in Valkyrie’s safe hands the last time we saw Thor, he was out with the Guardians of the Galaxy, hanging out with them. So there was talk of the God of Thunder appearing in the third installment of The Avengers, but that was before Thor: Love And Thunder B) was confirmed as a production, and B) was announced to have a release date ahead of James Gunn’s film, Vol. 3. After that conversation, the topic of whether or not the Guardians would appear in Thor 4 was brought up, and the answer is yes.

At the very least, the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy has been confirmed, even if their role in Thor: Love And Thunder is minimal (they may simply drop him off somewhere and then hastily wave goodbye). Star-Lord Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Sean Gunn (Rocket/Kraglin) were all photographed in Australia during the production of the 2022 blockbuster, which is now filming in the country.

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