The news that 'Thor: Love and Thunder' was one of Marvel's shortest films was welcomed by many. However, that meant leaving out things that Taika Waititi had shot with the intention of including in the final cut. Of those discards, it is noteworthy that he eliminated three Hollywood stars, including two actors from 'Game of Thrones'.
The performers who shot scenes for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and ultimately do not appear in This Week the final version of the film are Jeff Goldblum, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. The cases of Goldblum and Dinklage have been confirmed by Christian Bale, who commented on the following about it.
There is the particularity that both Dinklage and Goldblum had previously participated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We saw the unforgettable Tyrion from 'Game of Thrones' in 'Avengers: Infinity War' playing Eitri, while Goldblum became the Grandmaster for 'Thor: Ragnarok'.
For her part, Headey, whom many of you will remember for having been Cersei Lannister in the HBO series, would have debuted like this in the MCU and we only found out by chance that she had recorded scenes for 'Thor: Love and Thunder'. A lawsuit from her former representation agency has brought it to light, but, unfortunately, it is unknown what her character was and if she will have more travel.
It would be convenient to start this brief reflection with a warning that will not surprise anyone who has seen a number of Marvel movies greater than zero: it is very complicated to talk about authorship in the films of any current franchise.
Thor: Love and Thunder, the long-awaited new movie about the God of Thunder played by Chris Hemsworth, is already in theaters. And, as he did in Thor: Ragnarok, the previous installment in the saga, its director Taika Waititi has pulled eighties hard rock (and other great songs) to accompany the adventures of his characters.
Already the trailer for the film, which featured Sweet Child O' Mine from Guns and Roses (a third of the songs in the film are from the band led by Axl Rose), gave clues as to where the shots were going to go.
But in addition to the score of the Oscar winner for Up (2009), Waititi has wanted to follow the musical path of Ragnarok and other Marvel films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, and that well-known songs of yesteryear are the ones that set the pace in good part of the pivotal scenes of Thor: Love and Thunder.
In the aforementioned Ragnarok, the New Zealand director used Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song both for the promotion of the film and for its soundtrack. In addition, other Marvel Phase 4 movies, such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings or Eternals, used legendary songs from rock history such as Hotel California by the Eagles or Time by Pink Floyd in their promotions.
Although there are obviously creators with a more obvious recognizable stamp than others, or simply more superficial or with more defined characteristics, the industry often devours individual talent and puts it at its service.
There are plenty of features of franchised cinema that underscore this fact. There have been directors who have been shot from blockbusters because they did not have enough creative freedom (Edgar Wright from 'Ant-Man', Patty Jenkins from 'Thor 2', Joss Whedon from 'Avengers 3', Ava DuVernay from 'Black Panther', Scott Derrickson from 'Doctor Strange 2', and that without leaving the MCU).
And there have been authors with a theoretical personal stamp that have been devoured by the machinery, such as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck in 'Captain Marvel', Cate Shortland in 'Black Widow' or Chloé Zhao in 'Eternals'.
And then, of course, there are the directors whose brand is perceived as more of an exercise in goodwill than anything else, but whose contributions to the franchise are inferior (or incomparably worse, depending on your taste) than just about everyone else. of his cinema.
The list is endless: Sam Raimi, James Gunn, Scott Derrickson, Shane Black and many more. Among them is Taika Waititi, a director with a personal hallmark and a very unique comedy style and who, of course, has managed to inject some of the characteristics of his irreverent cinema into the Disney franchises.
For example, his episode for 'The Mandalorian' has some hilarious dialogue and 'Thor: Ragnarok' is, overtly, a comedy. 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is absolutely consistent with the tone and style of 'Ragnarok', but it doesn't work.
It feels repetitive, with a clone tone of its predecessor and without much spark. The irreverent tone has already been completely absorbed by Marvel (which has incorporated it into practically all its films, from characters like 'Doctor Strange' to series like 'She-Hulk' or 'Ms. Marvel'), with which it has been neutralized the hypothetical corrosive power of the same.
'Thor: Love and Thunder' directly continues what was seen 4k in 'Ragnarok', with a god of Thunder embarking on adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but who is reunited with his beloved Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), current bearer of Mjölnir. Together they will face Gorr, an alien creature determined to destroy all the gods in the galaxy after his daughter was killed by an indolent deity.
Almost six years have passed since the premiere of 'Thor: Ragnarok', and although at that time Disney was already embarking on the premiere of three films a year, like now, it had not yet embarked on the phenomenal task of wasting resources, ideas and money that means releasing five series for Disney + a year, as it has done so far in 2021 and will repeat in 2022.
And that wear and tear is seen in Disney's way of producing, where to maximize resources, it is forced to do more template scripts, reduce resources for effects and, in general, polish creativity to prioritize performance.
That, by force, has to affect the freest creators, who are forced to work for a much more demanding machinery. And that is being seen not only in a Phase 4 where only specific moments of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' have emerged, but in a good part of this Thor: Love and Thunder'.
It is detected from the script (functional humor but absolutely recycled from 'Ragnarok') to the designs (of costumes, characters and settings, decidedly inferior to the burst of color and originality that the previous Thor movie showed; for example, the scene of the meeting of gods here looks like a draft of the galactic coliseum seen in 'Ragnarok').
The new movie from Marvel Studios, Thor: Love and Thunder, is already in theaters. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film once again features Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Waititi himself as Korg, and also marks the return of Natalie Portman to the UCM, this time embodying the film version of the powerful Thor, adapting the Jason Aaron's comic book storyline, and Christian Bale's involvement as the butcher god, Gorr. However, the tape has also served to open new arcs and introduce new characters, in a continuously expanding universe. (Spoiler alert from here.)
After Gorr, the butcher god, kidnapped the Asgardian children of New Asgard, Thor sought help from the gods, which led him and his fellow travelers to visit the city of Omnipotence, a place where gods of all ages reside. the cultures of the universe. During the team's visit, Russell Crowe's Zeus not only refused to help Thor, but prevented him from leaving Omnipotence in search of Gorr, ultimately leading the two gods to an epic showdown that seemingly ended in Zeus' death.
However, during the mid-credits scene, it is revealed that Zeus is still alive and seeking revenge against Thor. As a result, the mighty God ordered his most skilled warrior to hunt down the god of thunder, ushering in the debut of Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) as Hercules.
Although it is unknown if Thor 5 will be part of the plans for Phase 5 of the UCM, the clash between the two gods seems to confirm that it will happen in a fifth installment.
At this stage, not much is known about Marvel Studios' Hercules, which means there's a chance a potential solo spinoff for the Marvel hero could be announced before his eventual encounter with Thor, well in movie form. or as they have been doing with other characters in series form for Disney +.
In Marvel Comics, Thor and Hercules, despite starting their relationship at odds, are ultimately good friends, and the MCU looks set to follow suit before uniting them against a greater threat. Hercules also fought alongside the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics, meaning these adventures could happen in the future.
Chris Hemsworth is once again the God of Thunder on the big screen. Thor: Love and Thunder is already in theaters to continue the story of the avenger and, on this occasion, he has a very valuable help: that of Jane Foster, who returns to the franchise through the front door. Natalie Portman returns to Marvel - after getting off the train in 2013 - to become the new bearer of Mjölnir, but what does this mean?.
There are many doubts about who Jane Foster is in this new installment, especially knowing that in the comics there are several versions and rules that have not been respected in the film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In case you're also wondering if she's the new Thor, we rounded up her role in Taika Waititi's movie for you.
This is the main question surrounding the film and has existed since we saw her holding Mjölnir in the first preview. There are several things that make us think that she is the new Thor and that the character of Hemsworth has been relegated to the background after his existential crisis. First of all, that Jane Foster's superhero name is Mighty Thor, the same one used in the comics, and she is the wielder of the famous hammer, a key detail.
In the pages of the comics it is established that "whoever raises this hammer will be worthy of the power of Thor", that is, whoever wields Mjölnir possesses the power of Thor and, by definition, is Thor. But that doesn't happen here. Coexisting in the film are Hemsworth's old and familiar God of Thunder, Thor, and Mighty Thor, the new and improved Jane Foster. Therefore, Jane Foster is not the new Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder has two post-credits scenes, one that occurs after the opening credits end and one that comes after the end credits have rolled. If you have not understood what you have seen, here is the explanation with SPOILERS.
Also, if you have been wanting to know more about the events that occur in the film, here is a complete analysis, also with SPOILERS obviously. Soon, you will have the spoiler-free review of the film, in case you are also interested.
The scene begins by revealing to us that Zeus has not died at the hands of Thor, but that he is still alive. He complains that superheroes now receive all the praise from mortals and that they no longer praise their gods as before. He sets out to root out the problem, using his son to kill Thor and thus give them a true superhero, the demigod Hercules.
For comic book fans, the arrival of Hercules has been a long time coming. It was weird that Marvel Studios hadn't introduced him yet, because Hercules has always been a rival to Thor. The demigod has had -and continues- a lot of history in Marvel. He has been part of the Champions, a team preceded by Ms. Marvel and Miles Morales, and the Avengers. Recently, he is part of the Guardians of the Galaxy, where he has helped the team defeat Zeus, his own father.
The actor in charge of embodying Hercules is Brett Goldstein, who has made his leap to fame with 'Ted Lasso', the Apple TV + series. The character in the comics shares a Thor-like personality, as well as being openly bisexual. Unfortunately, the two seconds of screen time devoted to the warrior doesn't give us much insight into how Brett will have approached the character for the MCU. In 'Ted Lasso', Goldstein manages the depth and humor in his character to perfection, with which we can predict that the demigod is in good hands.
This Friday the new Marvel movie 'Thor: Love and Thunder' was released, which is expected to be, like most films in the franchise, a box office success. It will be the fourth film starring the God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth.
The Australian actor seems to be tailor-made for this superhero, although he has to gain many kilos and work hard to get into his skin, his height of almost two meters or his blond hair seem ideal for this character. But although we now see that there is no one better to play Thor, there were many candidates to take on the role of this god.
Chris Hemsworth himself confesses that the actor was about to take away one of the most famous roles of his career and it is nothing more and nothing less than his little brother Liam from him. "My little brother came close to landing the role of Thor. He was one of the first to come close," Chris explained to MensXP.