Marvel Studios has release the first trailer for the upcoming Thor Love And Thunder, which is slated to premiere in cinemas on 8 July 2022. That’s only two months after the release of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness this May.
The official synopsis of the movie reads:
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.
As usual, check out the ComicsLord’s breakdown of the trailer below:
Fat Thor Is No More
Fat Thor in Avengers Endgame was amusing for a while, but it looks like Thor worked out and is now back to his fit old self again. Of course, Chris Hemsworth never really got fat for the role, so it’s only that he doesn’t have to wear a fat suit anymore.
Thor Is Now In The Guardians Of The Galaxy
Yes, just like the ending of Avengers Endgame showed us, Thor went along and joined the Guardians Of The Galaxy, opting for a more casual look.
Interestingly enough, his new costume looks reminiscent of Thunderstrike from the comics:
Toothgnasher And Toothgrinder
This is our first look at Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder. In the comics, Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder are the mystical goats of Thor that pull his chariot. It looks like they’re pretty much in the same role in the MCU.
Thor’s Other New Costume
The trailer is a bit strange, in that we see Thor in his new Thunderstrike-like costume without Stormbreaker, and we also see him in another more god-like costume while wielding Stormbreaker.
Will the movie take place across multiple periods of time?
This costume looks inspired by the one designed by Walter Simonson and Sal Buscema in the late 80s.
Our First Look At Zeus
Yes, other divine pantheons also exist in the Marvel universe, and that includes the Egyptian pantheon in Moon Knight, as well as the Greek pantheon. Here we get our first look at Zeus from the back. He will be played by Russell Crowe.
With the introduction of Zeus, it might not be long until we meet Hercules, who was once part of the Avengers in the comics:
This Scene Is Taken Straight From The Comics
In the comics, this scene is when Thor is investigating the killing spree of Gorr The God Butcher, who is killing gods across the universe. In Thor Love And Thunder, Gorr will be played by Christian Bale, but doesn’t appear in this trailer.
The scene from the trailer is taken directly from the Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic comics.
King Valkyrie Of New Asgard
Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is now the king of New Asgard on Earth, and it looks like she’ll have to deal with a lot of red tape issues while she’s in charge.
The Guardians Still Haven’t Found Gamora
We meet the Guardians Of The Galaxy again, but it looks like they still haven’t found Gamora yet. Maybe that will only happen in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, and not in this movie.
Meet Jane Foster AKA The Mighty Thor
The trailer ends with a shocker, Mjolnir has been reforged and it’s now being wielded by a woman Thor. For those who read the comics, you’d know that this is actually Jane Foster. Natalie Portman is reprising her role for the first time since 2013’s Thor The Dark World.
It’s a long story about how or why Jane Foster is now Thor, but if you want to know all that from the comics, head on over here for my article explaining all that for your convenience.
Check out the Thor Love And Thunder trailer below: