Marvel Studios is gearing up to bring Love and the Thunder to theaters around the world with the next installment of the Thor franchise. Thor: Love and Thunder has officially started selling tickets and fans are super excited to see what’s next for the God of Thunder. With all great superhero projects, people want to know what’s next, so when fandango had the chance to speak to director Taika Waititi, they wanted to know if he had any plans for a fifth film.
“I didn’t think about it as part of a new trilogy, because every time I make a movie, I think, ‘I’m never going to do it again…’ because they’re just too hard,” Waititi told the ticketing site. . “There’s any movie and I’ve done it eight times now. Eight times I’ve been like, ‘I think I’m just going to wrap it. I had a good race. And then, of course, being lured in again with a Yankee dollar. Attracted by these cookies… and these Oscars.
Marvel Studios’ next big project to hit theaters will be Thor: Love and Thunder. The film will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as Thor and is expected to introduce us to villainous Gorr the Butcher God, who will be played by Christian Bale. Hemsworth has previously described what it was like working with Bale, calling him “really scary”, and now the actor has detailed the villains’ complex backstory in a recent interview with D23 Magazine.
“[Gorr is] not just a villain… there’s a real complexity to him. It’s not black on white, what he does. He has a sincere motivation, which I think makes him the most interesting type of villain,” Hemsworth said on the way. It’s really a challenge for Thor, because the set of questions Gorr asks contains a part of truth, but he can’t let Gorr destroy the universe in the process. That, I think, makes for a bigger dynamic and not as predictable as the simple good instincts vs. bad guy storyline we’ve seen before.”
Marvel Studios describes the film as follows: “The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on an unprecedented journey – a quest for inner peace. But his retreat is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magic hammer, Mjolnir, as Mighty Thor. Together they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s revenge and stop him before it’s too late.
The film is directed by Waititi and will star Chris Hemsworth in the lead role, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord . , Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Karen Gillan as Nebula and Christian Bale as Gorr the Butcher God. In addition to directing, Waititi will also reprise his role as Korg. Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on July 8, 2022!
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