If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you probably know by now that the teaser trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder already circulating in every corner of the Internet. The presence of this trailer has been long awaited by fans of the “God of Lightning” franchise, because finally this promo provides an overview of what we can expect from the upcoming sequel as well as the first appearance of this trailer. Natalie Portman as Jane “The Mighty Thor” Foster. Apart from trailers, Marvel Studios also revealed the official synopsis of the film, which hints at what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will do after “retiring” from saving the world.
In the trailer, we don’t just get to see a new side of Thor as he tries to get away from the life of a super hero after the madness Avengers: Endgame, but we can also see the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy. It looks like the story of Thor’s 4th film continues straight after Endgame, with Thor traveling with the Guardians through space as he tries to recover from the disappearance of Asgard and the events of The Snap. Thor seems to have a more positive mind about himself. He was then determined not to fight again for his own benefit, though of course that mindset wouldn’t last long.
While the official synopsis Thor: Love and Thunder reveals that Thor has retired, but like the protagonists in action films, he is recalled from his peaceful sabbatical when a major threat arises. The synopsis also hints at some sort of “Avengers” film, as the trailer reveals the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the story, as well as the formation of a team that includes Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). See the full synopsis below:
This film will tell Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who is on an adventure unlike anything he has ever faced – the search for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who kills the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who can mysteriously wield her magic hammer, Mjolnir, as Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a terrifying cosmic adventure to unravel the mystery of Gorr’s vengeance and stop it before it’s too late.
Taika Waititi back to direct Love and Thunder after great success with Ragnarok in 2017. Waititi also appears once again as Korg, Thor’s friendly and best friend, who also appeared in Avengers: Endgame. The film will also feature a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe alumni such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and stars Guardians of the Galaxy including Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), and Groot. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Luke Hemsworth will return as cameos along with Melissa McCarthy and Russell Crowe.
The film is the 29th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as per tradition, the studio has remained tight-lipped on further and larger details of the story due to the potential for revealing spoilers of the upcoming adventure. Thor: Love and Thunder premieres in theaters on July 8, 2022.