Chris Hemsworth recently promised fans that the new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder “will blow your mind,” and now they can judge for themselves, with the new look debuting in Monday’s NBA playoff game on ABC.
Within an hour of its release, the trailer had over 2 million views on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube page alone.
Marvel has announced the title of love and thunder in 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con, where studio boss Kevin Feige revealed Natalie Portman would be returning to the franchise for the first time since Thor: The Dark World (2013).
In the new film, Portman’s Jane Foster will take on the role of Mighty Thor. Other stars include Tessa Thompson, back as Valkyrie, and franchise newcomers Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The project brings back actors from guardians of the galaxy franchise, including Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista.
Filmmaker Taika Waititi returns to directing love and thunder after revitalizing Thor franchisee with Thor: Ragnarok (2017). In the years that followed, Waititi won an Oscar and became a key part of the Disney family, starring in and directing episodes of the Disney+ series. The Mandalorian and develop a star wars functionality for the studio.
With love and thunder, Hemsworth becomes the first Marvel actor to star in a fourth solo film. The character last appeared in Avengers: Endgame (2019) which introduced the world to a depressed Thor after failing to stop Thanos. love and thunderThe first teaser of debuted just a month ago in April and revealed a Thor who had given up on superhero life following the events of End of Game.
Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters July 8.
Watch the trailer below.