With just over two and a half months remaining before Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters, Marvel released the teaser trailer.
After months of waiting, I naturally assumed that Marvel would just attach it as a mid-credits or post-credits scene to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Alas, they went ahead and released it this week. There’s not much to see in the 1:30 trailer. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) works off the weight he put on during the five-year blip. I certainly love the Thor: Ragnarok callback during the training scene. Much like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, both Thor and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) still have a rivalry going on. Natalie Portman as the Jane Foster version of Thor. The big question I have: is this the main Jane Foster or from elsewhere in the Multiverse?
The trailer starts off with child Thor running and gradually transitioning to adult Thor. After giving up the Asgardian throne (still in Norway), he’s off to figure out who he is. This takes place against the backdrop of “Sweet Child O’Mine.” Not a bad tune for the trailer. There are several moments between Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Thor is with Korg (Taika Waititi) for much of his screen time. Do the Guardians head out at some point? Or will they be there for the entire film? There’s a moment where their ship flies off, leaving Thor and Korg looking up at the sky. Is this intentional misdirection? We’ll certainly have to wait and see!
Unless they are blink and miss it, I do not see Rocket (Bradley Cooper) in the trailer. We know that Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) is out there in the universe. My guess is that we’ll learn about her whereabouts in the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
There’s a lot of guesses to make about what will happen in the movie. Find out when the film hits theaters on July 8.
Here’s what we know from Marvel as we await the latest adventure of 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. Directed by Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters July 8, 2022.
Marvel will release Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters on July 8, 2022.
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