Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale. Directed by Taika Waititi. In theaters July 8, 2022
Thor: Love And Thunder
|Year: July 8, 2022|
Director: Taika Waititi
CAST: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale
Language: English and more
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Runtime: 1h 59m
When Does Thor: Love And Thunder Come Out?
Thor: Love And Thunder Come Out ON JULY 8 2022
With a fourth Thor film set to come out only sometime in the summer of 2022, we are probably going to be seeing no footage for quite some time, even though filming wrapped up in June of 2021. Marvel may be waiting to reveal the teaser trailer in a post-credits scene for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, but with just two months between these two films, it would be a surprise if we did not see some footage until then. The Marvel sequel was initially scheduled to arrive on May 6, but this is a new date, for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
After Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. director James Gunn was briefly removed from the project, it traded places in Marvel Studios release schedule with Love and Thunder. When Black Widow was delayed, all Phase Four films were moved up a release slot, and thus, Thors fourth film was moved to February 18, 2022. Of course, the pandemic caused Marvel Studios to shift their entire schedule, so the current date for the Thor 4 film is July 8, 2022. February 18th was moved yet again — partly because Spider-Man 3s release date was moved — and was moved forward to March 25, 2022.
The reasons for Phase 4s change in date are unconfirmed, and all we can do is hope that it is the final shift for all of Phase 4s films. Marvel Studios and Disney left an uncharacteristically tight deadline on an action-movie sequel, as normally, the MCUs PR machine starts up to six months ahead of any given film. No trailers or teasers have been released so far — traditionally, Marvel movies debut shots and TV spots 3-5 months prior to release. Based on trades, we are leaning toward believing that Thor Odinson is going to be leaving Guardians of the Galaxy in this film – and that is a thought that is supported by a teaser trailer released in mid-April.
It is not clear whether the Guardians of the Galaxy will make an appearance during the entire movie, or whether circumstances will force them into the upcoming movie as Thor Odinson takes flight to confront Natalie Portmans Jane Foster and their new enemy, Gorr, the God-Butcher (Christian Bale). It was also announced that Tessa Thompson would be reprising her role as Tessa Thompsons Valkyrie, while Natalie Portman will be returning as Jane Foster, who is slated to be reformed into Thunder Goddess, Mighty Thor, in the next superhero movie. From previous Thor films, it was confirmed that Tessa Thompson will be reprising her role of Valkyrie, that Jaimie Alexander will be returning as Lady Sif, and that Taika Waititi will return as Korg. The movie will see Chris Hemsworth once again reprising his role as the God of Thunder, which will be his fourth solo appearance as the God of Thunder (and ninth overall).
If that is not enough to get Marvel Cinematic Universe fans excited for this movie, then it is not like Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is going to square off with a villain of similar strength as himself in this sequel. Like most of the Marvel films, his upcoming movie is not likely going to be a straight-up adaptation, but it is sure to take some cues from the run of the Jason Aaron Thor comics. It is unclear just how large Russell Crowes role will be, although considering that Marvels villain for this sequel is called theGod Butcher, it does not appear that Crowe is going to last too long.
Director Taika Waititi is newest release is “Jojo Rabbit,” but between features, he is also directed a sports drama, “Next Goal Wins,” and has a “Star Wars” film on the way. One of Thors regulars that will (seemingly) not return to stir up some chaos is Thunder Gods adopted brother Loki, who is now the subject of his own TV show on Disney Plus.