Will ‘Thor 4’ Really Happen? Here’s Why We Don’t Think So
Before Avengers: Endgame blows our socks off, there are a lot of things to consider about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will change after this huge release. Marvel executives are keeping mum about the details, but we do know about a few future films in the works (though the stars of them are currently dust). One that has not yet been confirmed is a fourth Thor movie, which has been a topic of discussion since Thor: Ragnarok’s epic debut. Here’s what we think about that standalone franchise continuing, and what that might mean for the MCU.
This is the only confirmed upcoming MCU film
Right now, there’s only one movie in the MCU that anyone will talk about: Spider-Man: Far From Home. We’ve got a trailer, a release date, and even a villain (Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio). This, theoretically, would mark the fifth phase of the MCU, but it seems as though (at least for now), they’re doing away with these specific divisions.
Other than that, everything is just speculation, though there have been plenty of alleged casting and staffing announcements made regarding various projects. There’s the very long-awaited Black Widow origin story and second films for Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. The much-discussed Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is back on track, but we’ve got a while for that. And there are whisperings of new heroes on the way, like the Eternals, Shang-Chi, and Ms. Marvel.
Tessa Thompson has this to say about Thor 4
Speaking with the LA Times, Ragnarok star Thompson obviously couldn’t say very much about the future of the MCU. She knows that Valkyrie is alive, as evidenced by her full color poster, but she can’t reveal where she was during Infinity War, or if she’ll appear in Endgame. But it’s safe to say that she is still into playing the character.
When asked about another Thor movie, Thompson gave a vague response, saying, “I heard that a pitch has happened for [another “Thor” film]. I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika [Waititi, who directed ‘Ragnarok’] would come back.”
Does this mean that Thor survives Endgame?
While there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the possible deaths (or at least, retirements) of characters like Iron Man and Captain America, less has been said about the God of Thunder. It would take a lot more to kill him than the others, so it’s more likely that he makes it out unscathed than almost any of his friends, unless he sacrifices himself.
Still, it is generally assumed that this is the end of star Chris Hemsworth’s time in the MCU. He seemed to confirm as much in a recent Instagram caption, saying he has a “huge sense of appreciation and thanks for the opportunity to play Thor over the last 8 years and it’s all been leading this, the End Game.” That certainly sounds like a goodbye, but then again, nothing is ever guaranteed when it comes to Marvel.