Thor 4 Praised For Confirming Fan Favourite Character Is Gay
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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Cinema goers have rushed to watch the latest Thor movie, which features Natalie Portman's transformation into the Mighty Thor, an epic soundtrack and Chris Hemsworth's abs on full display.
What's more, Love and Thunder appears to be on the right side of history, with fans praising the film for confirming that a fan-favourite character is gay.
The movie showcased a scene with Korg (Taika Waititi), who explained to Valkyrie that baby Kronans are created via a special ‘handshake’, having revealed that he was raised by two fathers, too.
Then, a scene towards the end of the film showed Korg being happily paired with a male-appearing character whom he shares a baby Kronan with - signalling to fans that he is indeed a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
One fan announced the news on their Twitter page, writing: “SPOILER ALERT KORGS GAY! JUST WATCHED THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER! KORG AND VALKYRIE ARE.”
Another fan wrote: “#ThorLoveAndThunder spoilers. I thought it would be a little more gay than it actually was but WE GOT CONFIRMED BI VALKYRIE AND GAY KORG,” while a different fan simply added: “GAY KORG GAY KORG.”
“Just saw Thor! This movie is a win for the gays,” Rey tweeted, whilst someone else penned: “Guys I saw the new Thor movie last night. Was for the gays. 100%.”
LADbible has contacted a representative of Marvel Studios for a comment.
SPOILER 🚨 ALERT 🚨 KORGS GAY!!!!!!! JUST WATCHED THOR LOVE AND THUNDER ! KORG AND VALKYRIE ARE 🏳️🌈— Risa (@risa221forlife) July 8, 2022
#ThorLoveAndThunder spoilers— jj MY DAY (@juIesbishop) July 8, 2022
i thought it would be a little more gay than it actually was but WE GOT CONFIRMED BI VALKYRIE AND GAY KORG
GAY KORG GAY KORG— Fynn (@izzysgnarlytoe) July 8, 2022
Elsewhere, Love and Thunder has received one of the lowest ratings in the entire MCU, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
The site derives its rating score based on an amalgamation of other reviews of the film, and has given the latest Thor flick a 67 percent critics' score based on 328 reviews.
That's the fourth lowest critics' score for an MCU movie.
It's worth noting, however, that the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Thor: Love and Thunder is significantly higher at 81 percent.
Given that Marvel has been responsible for some of the most epic cinematic moments over the past decade and a half, Love and Thunder's rating is definitely underwhelming.
Thor: Love and Thunder scored just ahead of The Incredible Hulk, which received 67 percent, followed by Thor: The Dark World, which earned 66 percent.
However, sitting at the bottom of the ladder is Eternals, which scored a measly 47 percent. Ouch.
You can read more on that story here.