Marvel fans are less than three weeks away from seeing Thor Love and Thunder with tickets already on sale. The marketing is ramping up for the fourth movie in the Thor franchise and more images are trickling in to keep building up the hype. Total Film just released new Thor Love and Thunder images featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor with Guardians of the Galaxy members Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff), a closer look at Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor, and another image of Hemsworth looking like a fashion model.
As the trailers and promotional materials revealed, Thor will spend some time with the Guardians of the Galaxy hitching a ride with the galactic-hopping team after Avengers: Endgame. As for Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), the actor told Fandango her character won’t be spending any screentime with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
“I just came to set to watch, because I wasn’t in any of the Guardian stuff and I don’t remember which of them said it to me, but someone asked me, ‘Is it always like this?’ I was like, ‘Yes, it is…'” Thompson told Fandango. “I think what you were saying Taika. I think it’s like… we’re used to a certain level of chaos. Like existing in a certain level of chaos because there’s always like the version that’s on the page and then… we throw that out and do a bunch… that we know probably… 95% of it will never get to be in the film, but you do it for the 5% that can live there.”
As seen in the new Thor Love and Thunder image, Natalie Portman is back as the Mighty Thor and holding a cracked Mjolnir. In the first teaser trailer, this came as a shock to Hemsworth’s Thor Odinson.
“It’s been about eight years,” director Taika Waititi previously told Empire Magazine. “She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindfuck for Thor. I didn’t know we were going to use the storyline of the Mighty Thor character until we started working out the actual story. I was writing and it was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be kind of cool to bring Jane back into the storyline?’ You don’t want Natalie coming back and playing that same character who’s walking around with science equipment. You know, while Thor’s flying around, she’s left on Earth, tapping her foot going, ‘When’s he going to be back?’ That’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure.”
Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi returns to direct Thor Love and Thunder and also reprises his role as Korg. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is producing the film along with Brad Winderbaum.
Thor Love and Thunder opens in theaters on July 8th. Thor Love and Thunder tickets are now on sale.