After a break from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Natalie Portman is back in the first teaser for “Thor: Love and Thunder” and more powerful than ever.
The fourth film in the “Thor” series is directed by Taika Waititi. who directed the well-received “Thor: Ragnarok”. The film follows on the heels of “Avengers: Endgame”. Which ended with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth). who left Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy after the fall of her kingdom, Asgard. The teaser starts with him as a member of the group. In which Chris Pratt, Pom Clementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel are set to reprise their roles. Previous MCU stars Tessa Thompson and Waititi himself – as the rock gladiator Korg – will also return for the film, but the teaser’s biggest moment comes in the last second. When Portman’s Jane Foster is revealed as the new Mighty Thor. Is.
Set to Guns N Roses’ “Sweet Child ‘O Mine”, the trailer begins with Thor on a quest for self-discovery. “These hands were once used for war. Now they are humble tools for peace,” he says as he holds up his new Hummer Stormbreaker and watches a space sunset. “Now I have to find out who I am.”
After a weight-loss training montage and a new outfit, Thor leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy behind to find his way. He claims that his superhero days are over and sets off with Korg across the galaxy. The teaser briefly gives a glimpse of the Valkyrie rule of Thompson as its king over New Asgard. A lightning-bolt man who is masqueraded as the Greek god Zeus by Russell Crowe and a pirate kissing an unknown woman. Thor is on the ship. Closing the teaser, Portman hammers Thor, who is now magically back together. Summons Mjolnir, and debuts his comic-accurate Mighty Thor costume.
There’s no sign of Christian Bale’s villain, Gore the God Butcher. But the plot describes him as a murderer. Who is demanding the extinction of the gods. Thor, Valkyrie, Korg and Xen must embark on “a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of Lord Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late”.
The story of “Love and Thunder” is based on the critically acclaimed run on the comic book “The Mighty Thor” by Jason Aaron. In which Jane Foster, who dated and broke up with Thor, takes over as the superhero after the holy hammer Mjolnir. Deemed Odinson unworthy and took away his powers from him. In the comics, though, Foster’s new power-up comes at a hefty price. Every time she used a hammer, her breast cancer got worse and worse. Although it is not clear whether the film will follow the same story or not.
In Thor Love And Thunder Natalie Portman Wielding The Hammer
Portman reprises the role of Jane after she last appeared in 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World.” She reportedly left the series due to dissatisfaction with the film, and notably replaced original director Patty Jenkins with Alan Taylor. However, Waititi reportedly directly convinced Portman to return to the MCU for the project.
Apart from old faces, ‘Love and Thunder’ will also introduce newcomers to the franchise. Bell’s Gore the God Butcher is a more recent addition to the Marvel canon. Which was created in 2013 by Aaron and Esad Ribik. Cameo appearances are also expected from Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone. Jenny Morris and Simon Russell Beale have been cast in undisclosed roles for the film. Jamie Alexander, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum are also set to reprise their MCU roles.
Waititi co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum. Produced by Marvel Studios. The film was shot last year in Sydney, Australia, after being repeatedly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” premieres in theaters on July 8. Watch the full trailer (English) below.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” Watch the full trailer (Hindi) below.