Following the smash-hit success of his previous movie, Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe once again to write and direct the fourth Thor series, Thor: Love and Thunder. In this film, we will see lady thor, god of thunder’s lady version that will be played by Jane Foster (Natalie Portsman) which is a Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) lover on Earth.
When is Thor: Love and Thunder Released in Cinemas?
Thor 4 will be released on 5th November 2021. Right now, the film is is still in the very early planning stages, with Waititi recently debunking rumours that he’d finished (or even started) writing the script. As Taika Waititi as the producer, we can expect the funny scene on Thor 4. Thor 4 will be called Thor: Love and Thunder. The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019, along with some other massive bits of news.
Who’s in the Thor: Love and Thunder cast?
Marvel boss Kevin Feige announced at Comic-Con that Natalie Portman will return to the MCU as Jane Foster. But this time around, she will reportedly become a female God of Thunder herself, when Thor is no longer able to lift his hammer due to apparent unworthiness.
On top of this, it was confirmed that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will return as Thor and Valkyrie. Jeff Goldblum has also hinted at a potential comeback for the Grandmaster, telling Entertainment Weekly: “I can’t reveal any secrets, not that I know anything definitively, but there’s a whisper of a thought or notion that I might have some participation in it.”
It’s even possible that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk could appear in the film following his starring role in Thor: Ragnarok. But, it’s still speculation. Mark Ruffalo still has one film to played under the Marvel’s contract. Or, it also possible some team member’s of guadians of the galaxy to play. They are the allies who brings Thor into space (on Avenger End Game)
Many of Thor’s other supporting characters, however – including his friends the Warriors Three, his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), his mother Frigga (Rene Russo), Heimdall (Idris Elba) and others – have been killed in recent Marvel movies, making it less clear whether any of them would appear, unless through use of flashback or visions like the Thor movies have used in the past.
What About Loki?
Obviously, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki died during the events of Avengers: Infinity War – but an earlier, 2012-era version of the God of Mischief escaped during the time-travel shenanigans of Avengers: Endgame, and now the character is set to appear in his own streaming series for Disney.
Presumably, THIS Loki will be the earlier version freed in Endgame – but could he also turn up in Thor 4? Frankly, we can’t imagine a Thor movie without Hiddleston in it, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Thor does end up tracking down this alternate version of his brother even if he is stuck in a different time period.
And we wouldn’t be surprised if the Loki series ended up teasing this possibility. After all, Stranger Things 3 already proved that streaming dramas are a good fit for post-credits scenes.
What’s the story of Thor 4?
The film will adapt a Lady Thor story arc from recent a recent Marvel Comics series called The Mighty Thor, by Jason Aaron. “That story line is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor,” Waititi said at Comic-Con. “For us there’s only one person who could play that role… Natalie Portman.”
In the comics, the original Thor was deemed unworthy to wield his hammer, Mjolnir, paving the way for Jane Foster. However, there is no Mjolnir in the current MCU (it was destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok), so Jane may take on her new powers in another way.