Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi has revealed new details about the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film. Thor: Love and Thunderconfirming that Chris Hemsworth’s titular Avenger will be going through a midlife crisis as he tries to find his purpose again.
“Thor is just trying to understand his destiny, trying to understand who he is and why he is a hero and whether he should be a hero,” Waititi said. AP News. “I think you could call it a midlife crisis.
Waititi also teased Christian Bale’s debut as Gorr the Butcher God, confidently stating that he would be the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While we don’t have an official look at Bale’s character despite the leaked images, the first teaser trailer did offer a preview of his brutality, including the death of Falligar the Behemoth.
«It’s a great, very funny, weird little group of heroes, a new team for Thor with Korg, Valkyrie and Mighty Thor,» Waititi teased. «And in my humble opinion, we have probably the best villain Marvel has ever had in Christian Bale.»
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“In Part 4, Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he has ever experienced in search of inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher who seeks to destroy the gods. To counter the threat, Thor seeks the help of the Valkyrie King, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields her magical hammer Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Together they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the secret of the Butcher God’s revenge and stop him before it’s too late.»
Thor: Love and Thunder sees the return of MCU alumni Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as the Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who now takes on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will wield the iconic Mjolnir. Oscar-winning Christian Bale will also return to the superhero genre, playing the villainous role of Gorr the Butcher God.
Additional cast includes franchise alumni such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Taika Waititi as Korg and guardians of the galaxy stars such as Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin and Vin Diesel’s Groot.
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Thor: Love and Thunder again directed by Waititi (jojo rabbit) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaitin Robinson (someone great), which will be a continuation of Waititi’s story. Thor: Ragnarok.
It is currently due in theaters on July 8th.