Thor: Love And Thunder Trailer Breakdown: Putting Together The Greatest Team Ever

With two weeks until it premieres in theaters, we've got another new look at "Thor: Love and Thunder." While not as detailed as previous trailers (this snippet has no signs of Russell Crowe as Zeus), it does shine a new light on the epic team-up being made to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) from, well, butchering the gods. Oh, and it has goats. Lots of very loud space goats.

Some of the new "Thor: Love and Thunder" trailer looks to be set in New Asgard, the kingdom made on Earth after Asgard's destruction and the events of "Infinity War" and "Endgame," as well as Zeus' palace on Mount Olympus. Each member of this illustrious team is given their time to shine in the trailer, kicking butt and taking some names in the process. Given its focus on this new team, we'll be dividing this breakdown by the characters shown and what we can expect from them.

Thor (and more) vs Gorr

Previously described as going through "a midlife crisis" by director Taika Waititi, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) probably isn't thrilled to be having to battle yet another supervillain, especially one with a penchant for killing gods. As a result, he's vowed to defeat Gorr by "putting together the greatest team ever." Given the team he's assembled, he isn't wrong.

The trailer shows Thor traveling around different locations, including Mount Olympus and New Asgard. He also appears to still be smitten with his ex-girlfriend Jane (Natalie Portman), who has somehow gained the powers of Mjolnir to become the Mighty Thor. Perhaps most importantly, however, is that his combat has been given a new lease on life. While battling unknown assailants on what appears to be some kind of hover bike, Thor is able to stop them from colliding into him by pulling off some Jean-Claude Van Damme-style splits. I guess what they say about thick thighs is true.

Valkyrie is ready

Although she is the king of New Asgard, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is yearning for the chance to go back into battle. After all, fighting is what Valkyries do. The chance to get back to what she does best is likely why she can be heard saying she's having the greatest time of her life while fighting what appears to be monsters of Gorr's army. If I was fighting with the type of sword she brandishes in front of Jane, I'd be pretty happy as well.

Although she looks like a total badass in the trailer, we still haven't been given a look at Valkyrie's godly powers, which Thompson teased earlier this year. Not only will she be able to take a dying person's soul to Valhalla, but she will also be able to revive people by transferring her soul into their bodies. With this in mind, it seems rather cruel that we haven't gotten a glimpse of these powers. Come on, Taika! Give us what we need!

Where there's thunder...

Speaking of people who seem to be happy while facing danger, Jane Foster also features heavily in this new trailer. We first see her, decked out in her Mighty Thor attire, in what appears to be an earthly bathroom with Valkyrie. She also pops up a few other times in the trailer in full Thor mode, swooping in with the help of Mjolnir and summoning a round of lightning. 

Jane also appears to still hold feelings for Thor, or she could just be really happy to see him again. The latter could be because Jane is likely stricken with cancer, like her comic book counterpart. It's not exactly clear how they plan to adapt her illness, as well as the detrimental effects that wielding Mjolnir gives her, for this film. But enough of that sad stuff! Let's focus on her arms and the way she lowkey gives off heart eyes when Valkyrie shows Jane her sword.

Korg and the Goats

Guess who's back, back again? Korg is back, tell a friend! In addition to directing the film, Waititi has returned as the lovable Kronan gladiator from "Thor: Ragnarok," and it looks like he's been given a fresh new set of furs to fight in. He's seen alongside his best friend for the majority of his appearances, because of course he is. Who wouldn't want to have Korg on their side?

While we don't see him fight a lot in the trailer, he does appear to have some connection to the bleating, kicking, newly introduced space goats. Not only does he comment to Thor about how loud they can be, but he also is sporting a belt buckle with a giant ram's head on it. Have his connections as a gladiator put him and Thor into contact with the aliens providing them with the goats? How will he and the rest of the team get along with the goats? Will he get to show off his "Fortnite" skills again? We still have many questions about Korg's role in "Love and Thunder," but we're content waiting for the answers because he's Korg. Enough said.

The Asgardians of the Galaxy

These guys just can't catch a break, can they? Every time the Guardians seem to have the chance at just exploring the galaxy, they get pulled into some sort of potentially devastating conflict. It even appears that Thor may have tricked them into joining the team, as Rocket (Bradley Cooper) accuses him of saying they would be on a relaxing holiday if they worked with him.

Pretty much everyone we know from the Guardians is here, sans the alternate universe version of Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) that appeared very much alive in "Avengers: Endgame." A group shot in the trailer shows Rocket, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), and an almost-adult Groot (Vin Diesel) analyzing something on their ship. Even Kraglin (Sean Gunn) is there. Additionally, the trailer ends with Thor attempting to create a cool handshake with Star-Lord. However, we don't think the Guardians will be part of the battle against Gorr.

Return of the Celestials?

Well, this was a surprising addition. While their impact on the story is not quite clear, it looks like a couple of Celestials will be featured in "Thor: Love and Thunder." They appear once in the trailer on what appears to be Mount Olympus, but they don't seem to be much of a threat to the flying boat soaring through Zeus' palace. One of them has a similar appearance to Arishem the Judge (voiced in "Eternals" by David Kaye), but it's likely not him.

It would be pretty cool to see Celestials battling it out against Gorr, especially since they can probably take him out extremely easily. If there was one thing that "Eternals" lacked, it was a proper amount of Celestial fighting. Let them fight!

The greatest team ever will suit up in "Thor: Love and Thunder," which holds its world premiere today and is scheduled to release in theaters on July 8, 2022.