Thor represents the power, strength values of preserving loved ones. Eradicating the evils by the strength of patience, understanding, and teamwork. Now the blockbuster franchise is again ready to present its new storyline with more amazing characters!
At the 2019 SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con), Marvel’s had a lot to offer to its audiences worldwide. Its upcoming projects included The Eternals, Black Widow, WandaVision, Hawkeye, Loki, and many more. But one of the most awaited successors was Thor’s fourth installment Thor: Love and Thunder. The movie is highly anticipated by Marvel Cinematic Universe’s audience throughout the world. The movie is directed by Taika Waititi, who directed its predecessor Thor: Ragnarok.
Cast and Characters:
The lead cast remains the same with –
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Again, Thor is portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, who has been the face of it from the first rendition. However, the character has shown various shades during its long journey. Being the part of S.H.I.E.LD and Avengers. He goes through a multitude of difficulties and losses. He lost his father, got betrayed by his brother, and his own sister tried to take his life, during which Asgard was destroyed. The character has comedic shade too, which was seen in Thor Ragnarok and Avengers: End Game. In both the movies, it turned out that Thor became more and more intense and strong. The fans always cherish the new look and battle sequences of Thor.
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
Natalie Portman, an Oscar awarded actor with her different shades of roles and blockbuster movies, is going to take on another challenge. It will be a triumphant return to the Thor franchise after her previous appearance in their 2013 Thor: The Dark World. She is going to be the Goddess of Thunder, as was revealed by the director. In comics, the character had a romantic relation with Thor. But when Thor becomes unworthy to pick-up Mjolnir, Jane comes forward to take the mantle. It took time before it was revealed that female Thor was Jane Foster. However, she has cancer due to which, whenever she transforms, her chemotherapy purges, leaving her weaker in the aftermath.
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie first appeared in Thor: Ragnarok and gained a huge appreciation for her role. Valkyrie became the king of Asgard. The producer also revealed that this character is Bisexual, for long-time fans assumed that she is the love interest of Thor. But the image is broken by the initial news.
Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher
Christian Bale, a huge name who has been Batman in the most successful Batman movies, is ready to take on Gorr’s Villainous character, the God Butcher. Gorr the Butcher developed a resentment towards gods when his family members died one after the other. However, he didn’t know whether God existed or not, but once he found out, he became a non-believer and began to wreak vengeance upon the gods. His life in comics is filled with sorrow. In his early days, his parents died.
But as a kid, he was raised in a way that he believed in god. The harsh environment of his home planet, even after their prayers and pleas were not heard. His wife and kids, too, die due to earthquakes and starvation. He became blasphemous, due to which his tribesman expelled him. Gorr does not have any power of his own; he only has Necrosword, which works as a conduit giving him various powers. Christian Bale is considered a people pleaser and has immense popularity; audiences are ready to see his looks and acting skills.
Development of Thor franchise and it’s upcoming film :
Although Thor is a character taken from myths, it became more of a superhero in this era. It all began with its first comic series developed by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Larry Leiber. With its first issue, “Journey Into Mystery,” it started being distributed in August 1962. It became a huge success during that era and was consistently praised by comic fans. In the 1990s, Sam Raimi envisioned the idea of Thor as a movie, but production houses rejected it, and soon, the idea was turned down. However, after X-Men’s huge success in 2000, Marvel restarted the project as the television show.
Which was again kept in the bag. Sony pictures in 2004 bought its distribution rights, which were later bought by Paramount pictures after Mark Protosevich wrote its script. Soon Marvel’s Iron Man opened up to the cinemas, bringing good news to the Thor franchise. Iron Man became a huge hit, after which the company wanted to expand. Thus, Thor came into existence, with Matthew Vaughn as the scriptwriter, who developed the previously written script to fit 150 million dollars. The movie was produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Its star cast consisted of Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Alba, Tom Hiddleston, Kate Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, and others. It became a blockbuster.
The sequel came in 2013 as Thor:
The Dark World. Directed by Alan Taylor and written by Don Payne and Robert Rodat again became a blockbuster. The third installment Thor: Ragnarok, was directed by Taika Waititi and written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost. The film took its story to another level and introduced more characters, including Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), which played a crucial role and made the movie a super hit. The third part of Thor came into existence in 2014 and, after its completion, was released in 2017.
Taika Waititi again directs the fourth film in this franchise. He revealed that The Mighty Thor’s storyline influenced the story by Jason Aron during Thor Ragnarok’s shooting. He also revealed that the female Thor would also be introduced in this film, as it was in the story. It is written by Waititi himself and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
The plot of Thor: Love and Thunder, as Director revealed it, would be the entrance of Jane Foster as a female Thor due to the inability of male Thor to pick up Mjolnir. Jane has cancer and is suffering in real life when changing her form. On the other hand, Gorr the God Butcher gets his power when two fighting gods ask for his help and Knull’s Necrosword, which becomes a black apparition and takes over Gore’s body. As his intentions were negative, and he was against the gods. There will be more subplots, twists, and characters.
It is expected that the movie is going to be a huge success, and since it was a long-awaited project, the fans are definitely going to watch the journey of their favorite characters. Their struggle to save their loved ones and to fight the evil taking over the world.