With Mjölnir in hand and a few friends by his side, Thor returns to the big screen in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which hits theaters July 8. The full trailer dropped during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, revealing a first look at Christian Bale as the movie villain Gorr the God Butcher.
The Taika Waititi-directed Marvel film is the sequel to 2017’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and marks Thor’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Starring Chris Hemsworth in the title role, it also features Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Waititi as Korg, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, in her first MCU appearance since 2013’s “Thor: The Dark World”.
After the fall of Asgard and the events of “Endgame”, Thor attempts to find inner peace, but is hampered by Gorr’s threat to extinguish the gods. Thor enlists the help of Korg, Valkyrie, and Foster in his mission and teams up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, which includes fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper, in addition to Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Karen. Gillan reprise their roles.
Portman revealed in 2020 that the film would show Foster battling cancer in his human form while simultaneously wielding Mjölnir as Mighty Thor. Waititi called the film “the craziest thing I’ve ever done”, hinting that it will include many fan-favorite plot points and a love story.
Based on the comics by Stan Lee and Jason Aaron, the film’s screenplay is written by Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. “Thor: Love and Thunder” is produced by Kevin Feige, with executive producers Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito and Todd Hallowell.
Watch the full trailer below: