Marvel Studios Unveils First Glimpse of the Upcoming Cosmic Adventure Thor: Love and Thunder
A new trailer and poster are now available for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, offering long-awaited clues to what’s in store for the God of Thunder.
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) 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 (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), 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.
The story of Love and Thunder is based on Jason Aaron’s run on the comic book The Mighty Thor, which saw Jane Foster (played by Portman in the films), the love interest of Thor Odinson, take up the mantle of Thor after the sacred hammer Mjolnir deemed the Odinson unworthy and stripped him of his powers. Foster’s newfound power-up comes at a heavy cost, however: every time she uses the hammer, her breast cancer becomes worse and worse.
Love and Thunder will also introduce new cast members to the franchise. Christian Bale portrays the main villain Gorr the God Butcher. Russell Crowe will also appear in the film, and Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone are also expected to make cameo appearances. Jenny Morris and Simon Russell Beale have also been cast in undisclosed roles for the film.
Directed by Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters July 8, 2022.
Check out he screenshots in the gallery below for a closer look at the movie.