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Everybody’s favourite Norse God is finally coming back to the big screen! Taika Waititi directs his second Thor movie, which acts as a sequel to his 2017 film, Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Love and Thunder follows Chris Hemsworth’s superhero on a vast spiritual and physical journey from his attempt at peaceful retirement to his struggle against Marvel’s newest villain, Gorr the God Butcher (played by Christian Bale).
Here is all the information you need to know prior to the release of Thor: Love and Thunder:
The film’s trailer has left fans buzzing with excitement. It hints at the overall tone of the film, presenting it as a combination of an action blockbuster and a love story, with Thor himself saying his ‘hands were once used for battle, but now they’re but humble tools for peace’. To fans' delight, Chris Pratt’s Starlord and his unconventional crew, the Guardians of the Galaxy, are shown to be making a significant appearance in this film, alongside some other popular characters that are making a return, such as Korg and Jane Foster. With the final shot of the trailer giving audiences a glimpse at Natilie Portmann’s Jane Foster wielding Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, the trailer has left fans wondering how big of a role she will play in saving the universe and whether or not there is a chance she might even eventually take over the reigns as Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder is releasing in UK cinemas on Friday the 8th of July, following an eight month delay due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fans around the world are highly anticipating the film's release, with director Taika Waititi commenting himself in Empire magazine that ‘It’s a fantastic film’, describing it as ‘a film about love, with superheroes and outer space’. With his previous success at directing Thor: Ragnarok, this film is guaranteed to be entertaining and chaotic, whilst subtly infused with the natural flowing comedy that aligns so well with Marvel’s characters.