Attention Marvel Fans: ‘Thor 4’ Has a Title
Let’s face it — we can’t get enough of the Marvel superheroes. And with both Tony Stark and Black Widow deceased and Steve Rogers having aged as he meant to in a revised timeline post-Avengers: Endgame, we’re only left with half of the Original Six Avengers. Fortunately, there’s good news on that front: We’re about to get more Thor. Here’s what we know about the fourth film in the God of Thunder’s franchise, including who will be apart of the action.
Marvel is partial to trilogies
When the MCU kicked off, it only took a few years for fans to learn that, in addition to big team-up films like The Avengers, a few of our central heroes would get their own trilogies, beginning with an origin story. This pattern played out for Iron Man and Captain America, though the latter’s third film was more of an ensemble flick.
It appeared that Thor would be getting the same treatment. However, after the immense success and change in tone and direction and was Thor: Ragnarok, word began to spread that a fourth Thor film was in the works.
The announcement was made at Comic-Con
Marvel Studios’ biggest announcements often come at San Diego Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. Amidst several other new projects was the title Thor: Love and Thunder, which drew intense cheers from the crowd.
A few people were instrumental in this decision, we can assume. Chris Hemsworth participation was essential– we speculated at one point that Valkyrie would be the new Thor, but expressed doubt that they’d make a Thor flick without Hemsworth. Additionally, if Ragnarok director Waititi wasn’t up for it, we can’t see Marvel having gone through with the plans.
Here’s what we know about Thor: Love And Thunder
As is Marvel’s way, we didn’t learn very much about the upcoming film at Comic-Con. However, we do know that, at present, it’s scheduled for a Nov. 5, 2021 release date, meaning it’s not yet in production.
In addition to Hemsworth and Waititi (who we can assume will also reprise his role as Korg), two more Thor favorites are returning: Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). And, as it turns out, the latter will be taking Thor’s title off his hands (in some fashion).
What about Loki?
There’s one big question left on fans’ minds: Will Thor’s brother Loki, the God of Mischief, make an appearance in the film? There are a few things to consider here.
For one, it will where the film takes place. We would assume Earth since that’s where Valkyrie and Jane are. But Thor, as far as fans know, is with the Guardians of the Galaxy following the events of Avengers: Endgame. And where is Loki?
That’s a great question — and not one we have an answer to. Last we saw him, Loki was sneaking off with an Infinity Stone in the year 2012. We also saw him locked up on Asgard in 2011. So there are a lot of logistics to consider — including actor Tom Hiddleston’s busy schedule with his own Disney+ series, Loki.