Easily one of the best and most shocking parts of Avengers: Endgame was the reveal of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) totally letting himself go in the five years since half of the universe’s living beings were wiped out by Thanos. While some thought the film’s comedic approach to his appearance should be classified as fat-shaming, we saw it as something to praise, giving Thor one of the most powerful character arcs in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. But will he keep the weight on?
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is coming back to helm Thor: Love and Thunder, which is slated for release in the fall of 2021. A couple drafts of the script have already been completed by the filmmaker, but apparently Waititi is still trying to figure out whether or not they’re going to let Thor keep his thicker physique for the sequel. Find out more below. Read More »
Fans are already excited about Thor: Love & Thunder continuing the God of Thunder’s film franchise. Marvel Studios announced the sequel at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer with Taika Waititi back in the director’s chair after knocking Thor: Ragnarok out of the park in 2017. But that won’t be the only job he has for the sequel. The director confirmed that he will be returning as the beloved, rocky Kronan warrior known as Korg, and he also recently discussed some possible Thor: Love and Thunder story details. Read More »
Whosoever holds this hammer, if they be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.
Mjolnir’s inscription is pretty clear. Being + Hammer + Worthy = some God of Thunder butt-kicking. What folks have some confusion over is just who it is that decides that worthiness. Once upon a time, Odin thought it was him. Don’t worry, we’ll touch more on that here in a little bit. In reality, the answer is less of a who and more of a what. That “what” is the hammer itself.
Mjolnir’s kept things pretty exclusive over the years, only letting a treasured few into its little club. Several came to pass in the old “What If” series, including the likes of Rogue, Black Widow, and Conan the Barbarian (listen, I don’t make the rules). We’ve got a couple out of towners, namely Superman and Wonder Woman, who’ve successfully wielded the hammer in crossover events. There are a couple of cheaters in the mix, with folks merging with Thor, wielding via technicality by simply throwing him (or his arm) around, some alternate dimension mishaps, and a clone, but we’re not going to count any of them. Then there are the real deal folks like Steve Rogers’ Captain America, Vision, and Valkyrie.
Oh, and one Jane Foster.
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Natalie Portman is playing the Goddess of Thunder in Taika Waititi‘s upcoming sequel Thor: Love and Thunder – but how are fans supposed to distinguish between her version of Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s version in casual conversation? Thankfully, Waititi has provided an answer: Portman’s Jane Foster will be known as “Mighty Thor” in the new film. Read More »
During Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con panel this past weekend, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still happening, though it won’t be included in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But when Thor: Love and Thunder was announced on the Hall H stage, that left many fans wondering about the future of Thor.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder leaves New Asgard in Valkyrie’s capable hands and heads off with the Guardians for some space adventures (and presumably to find Gamora). But will Guardians Vol. 3 or Thor: Love and Thunder pick up that story?
Guardians Vol. 3 writer/director James Gunn is busy making The Suicide Squad over at WB/DC, but in a recent Instagram comment, he seemed to give an answer. See what he said below, and we’ll explore how either scenario could affect Thor’s potential storyline.
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On the Hall H stage during the Marvel Studios panel last Saturday night, actress Tessa Thompson got a big cheer when she said that as the king of New Asgard, her character, Valkyrie, “needs to find her queen” in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. That was confirmation that we’ll get to see deeper aspects of her life explored on screen in the new sequel, and specifically that the movie will address her bisexuality after a scene that alluded to it was cut from Thor: Ragnarok.
And Valkyrie isn’t the only LGBTQ Marvel Studios character on the horizon: Kevin Feige confirmed that more were on the way, and we won’t have to wait long to see them.
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Natalie Portman is playing a female Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, and before anyone whines that she’s too scrawny to wield Mjolnir, the Oscar-winning actress has teased that she’ll be getting “jacked” for the role. The actress will make her triumphant return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after not being prominently featured in a Marvel movie since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and a new report says that her deal to appear in this new sequel was signed six months ago. Read More »