‘Thor: Love & Thunder’: The Cast, Release Date & Everything Else To Know

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‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ is connected the way, Marvel fans! And it is going to be epic. From the star-studded formed to the authoritative (and final) merchandise date, present are each the latest updates astir the 4th ‘Thor’ movie.

Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is shaping up very nicely. The highly-anticipated Thor: Love & Thunder volition beryllium released successful 2022. After the occurrence of Thor: Ragnarok, which made implicit $854 cardinal astatine the container office, a fourth Thor movie was each but a guarantee.

Thor: Love & Thunder is simply a nonstop sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok. The movie volition beryllium the sixth movie wrong Phase Four and the 29th movie wide successful the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth has appeared successful 9 Marvel movies truthful far, and he’s not slowing down yet.

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth is backmost arsenic Thor. (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Everett Collection)

Thor: Love & Thunder’s merchandise day was precocious changed to July 2022, but that’s lone accrued the hype astir this movie, which volition beryllium worthy the wait. HollywoodLife has rounded up each the cardinal things to cognize astir Thor: Love & Thunder.

‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ Cast & Crew

Chris Hemsworth volition beryllium backmost arsenic Thor successful his 4th Thor movie. He’ll beryllium reunited with Natalie Portman, who returns a Jane Foster. Jane hasn’t been since Thor: The Dark World successful 2013. This clip around, Jane has a overmuch bigger role. She’ll go Mighty Thor successful Thor: Love & Thunder and volition beryllium wielding Mjolnir, the legendary hammer.

Tessa ThompsonTessa Thompson volition beryllium backmost arsenic Valkyrie. (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Everett Collection)

Tessa Thompson is coming backmost arsenic Valkryie, who is present the person of New Asgard. Other stars from Thor movies reportedly returning for Thor: Love & Thunder see Jaimie Alexander arsenic Sif and Jeff Goldblum arsenic Grandmaster. Thor: Love & Thunder volition besides diagnostic appearances by respective Guardians of the Galaxy, including Chris Pratt arsenic Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Karen Gillan arsenic Nebula, Pom Klementieff arsenic Mantis, Dave Bautista arsenic Drax, Sean Gunn arsenic Kraglin, and Vin Diesel arsenic Groot.

Christian Bale has joined the formed arsenic the villain Gorr the God Butcher. Russell Crowe is acceptable to marque a cameo quality arsenic Zeus. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Luke Hemsworth volition reprise their roles arsenic Asgardian actors Loki, Odin, and Thor. They made their archetypal appearances successful Thor: Ragnarok. Melissa McCarthy volition look successful Thor: Love & Thunder arsenic an histrion playing Hela. Singer Jenny Morris and Simon Russell Beale person been cast successful enigma roles.

Christian BaleAfter playing Batman, Christian Bale volition play the villain successful ‘Thor: Love & Thunder.’ (NINA PROMMER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Taika Waititi returns arsenic the manager and present writer of Thor: Love & Thunder. He co-wrote the publication with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Taika antecedently directed Thor: Ragnarok. On apical of directing and writing, Taika volition reprise his relation arsenic Korg successful the fourth Thor film.

What We Know About The ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ Plot

Thor: Love & Thunder volition bring Natalie’s Jane Foster halfway signifier present that she is acceptable to debut her Mighty Thor. When Natalie was announced to instrumentality astatine San Diego Comic-Con successful 2019, Taika dished immoderate crippled details. “That storyline is unthinkable is afloat emotion, emotion and thunder, and introduces for the archetypal clip pistillate Thor,” Taika said astatine the time.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman with Chris Hemsworth astatine SDCC successful 2019. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)

Natalie confirmed that Jane’s arc successful Thor: Love & Thunder is inspired by The Mighty Thor comic series. “I’m starting to train, to get muscles,” she told Yahoo! successful 2020. “If determination tin beryllium each these pistillate superheroes, the much of them they are, the amended it is. I’m trying to deliberation — it’s based connected the graphic caller of the Mighty Thor. She’s going done crab attraction and is simply a superhero connected the side.”

At SDCC successful 2019, Tessa confirmed that Valkyrie is an openly LGBTQ+ superhero. “As caller king, she needs to find her queen. So that volition beryllium the archetypal bid of business,” Tessa said during the panel. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, backed up Tessa and revealed that Valkyrie volition person an LGBTQ+ storyline successful the upcoming Thor movie. “The reply is yes,” Kevin told io9. “How that impacts the communicative remains to beryllium seen with that level of practice you’ll spot crossed our films, not successful conscionable Thor 4.” In Eternals, Phastos and his hubby stock a kiss, marking the archetypal clip Marvel has featured an LGBTQ+ narration onscreen.

Get acceptable for a batch of romance successful Thor: Love & Thunder. “What I wanted to bash from the opening was to ask: ‘What are radical expecting the slightest from this franchise?’ Oh, I cognize – a full-blown emotion story!” Taika told Wired. He told BBC successful 2020: “It is truthful insane. It’s besides precise romantic. I’m into romances now. I conscionable privation to marque a romance. I privation to marque thing I’ve ne'er done oregon ne'er cared for. I would similar to onslaught thing similar that.”

When Thor: Love & Thunder wrapped successful June 2021, Taika noted connected Instagram that the movie is the “craziest happening I’ve ever done and I’m honoured to bust my ass and person a tense breakdown truthful you tin each spot it successful May 2022.”

Thor: Love & Thunder was filmed successful Australia. Over the people of 2021, the formed was spotted connected acceptable — sometimes successful character. In February 2021, Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth were photographed connected acceptable together. Hemsworth was backmost to his usual acceptable physique are Thor fto himself spell successful Avengers: Endgame. Melissa McCarthy was pictured successful afloat Hela costume while connected set successful March 2021 alongside Hemsworth arsenic Thor and her husband, Ben Falcone.

Release Date & Production Information

The authoritative merchandise day for Thor: Love & Thunder is present July 8, 2022. The movie was primitively acceptable for merchandise connected November 5, 2021. However, it was initially delayed to February 18, 2022, owed to the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, Thor 4 was delayed again to May 6, 2022, aft Marvel pushed each their merchandise dates back. Marvel yet settled connected July 8 successful October 2021.

Principal photography began successful January 2021 aft a COVID-19 hold successful Sydney, Australia. Filming wrapped successful June 2021. When filming ended connected June 1, Chris Hemsworth shared the aforesaid photo Taika posted connected his Instagram page. “That’s a wrapper connected Thor Love and Thunder, it’s besides nationalist don’t flex time truthful I thought this ace relaxed photograph was appropriate. The movie is gonna beryllium batshit brainsick disconnected the partition comic and mightiness besides propulsion a bosom drawstring oregon two. Lots of love, tons of thunder! Thank you to each the formed and unit who made this different unthinkable Marvel journey. Buckle in, get acceptable and spot ya successful cinemas!!” Hemsworth wrote.

There is nary Thor: Love & Thunder trailer yet. The movie is portion of Phase Four of the MCU, and determination are 2 large MCU movies headed to theaters earlier Thor 4. There’s lone been one teaser for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which volition plaything into theaters connected December 17, 2021. That movie volition beryllium followed by Doctor Strange successful the Multiverse of Madness, which is acceptable to deed theaters connected May 6, 2022. It’s highly improbable we’ll spot a trailer for Thor: Love & Thunder until a caller Spider-Man trailer is released and the archetypal Doctor Strange 2 trailer drops. It could easy beryllium aboriginal 2022 until we spot immoderate authoritative Thor: Love & Thunder sneak peeks.