Film Facts: 5 Things to Know About ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The God of Thunder is set to face the killer of gods!

After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Thor is back for his fourth solo film but this time, another Thor wields Mjolnir!

Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi have teamed up yet again to bring us Thor: Love and Thunder, chronicling the God of Thunder’s latest space adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as his new quest to put a stop to Gorr the God Butcher. Alongside him in his mission is Jane Foster as the new Thor, Valkyrie, and the lovable Korg.

Watch the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder below:

Excited to see Thor: Love and Thunder on the big screen? On this list, we’ve rounded up some interesting facts that you might want to know about the new Marvel movie.

1. Taika Waititi directs the fourth Thor film.

Thor is now the superhero with the most number of solo films in the MCU with the release of this fourth installment. This is also the second film directed by Taika Waititi, following his successful direction of Thor: Ragnarok. In case you didn’t know, Waititi also gives life to Thor’s trusted ally, Korg.

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2. Jane Foster wields the Mjolnir.

It has long been revealed that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will become the female Thor in the next film, but the story behind this turn of events has yet to be revealed. If you’re wondering how this happened in the comics, it was after Thor realized that gods were not worthy of humanity’s adoration– thanks to Gorr the God Butcher toying with his mind. This makes him incapable of lifting his mighty hammer. Jane Foster, who had cancer at the time, found that she was worthy and transforms into the goddess Thor, taking the place of the then powerless Odinson.

Photo: Thor: Love and Thunder trailer

3. Thor meets Zeus.

Norse mythology has long been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but shortly after Moon Knight featured Egyptian gods, the latest Thor film will also be bringing in the Greek gods into the MCU. Russell Crowe plays Zeus, who makes an appearance in the film’s trailer after Thor and the gang find themselves in Olympus.

Photo: Thor: Love and Thunder trailer

4. Gorr the God Butcher’s long nails almost incapacitated Christian Bale.

Fans were awed by Christian Bale’s latest transformation as the film’s Gorr the God Butcher, a terrifying vilain who is hellbent on killing all of the gods. In an interview with Deadline, the actor shared how the character’s long nails became a problem for him.

“It rendered me completely incapable of everything. I was pathetic,” said Bale. “I found myself thinking things like, ‘I don’t think I can walk because I’ve got long nails.’ It affected my brain. I was like, ‘I can’t eat, I’ve got long nails.’ I was trying to type. I couldn’t do anything.”

Photo: Thor: Love and Thunder trailer

5. Matt Damon will be back as actor Loki.

In Thor: Ragnarok, fans were surprised to see Matt Damon make a cameo appearance in a play happening within the film. Damon played the actor starring as Loki, while Chris Hemsworth’s brother Luke played Thor in the play. In an interview with Jess Cagle on Sirius XM, Damon confirmed that he will also be returning as actor Loki in the upcoming film.

Thor: Love and Thunder opens in cinemas nationwide this Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Book your seats in advance and buy your tickets here.

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