Thor: love and thunder It’s coming to Disney+ on Friday, September 9 at 3 a.m. ET, as part of Disney+ Day. The fourth film of Thor The series follows Thor gathering gods to fight Gorr the God Butcher, and takes place in the New Asgard era. It had a theatrical release in July.
The movie synopsis says:
Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who is intent on extinguishing the gods.
The film is directed by Taika Waititi, who also directed the prequel, Thor: Ragnarök. It stars Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the Butcher God, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster aka Mighty Thor.
Waititi also rehearses the role of Korg, a Kronan gladiator who befriends Thor.
Receiving Thor: love and thunder after its theatrical release in July
The film was released in theaters in the US on July 8, 2022. It received mixed reviews with praise for the performances of Bale and Portman.
Owen Gleiberman from Variety I wrote that Thor: love and thunderopposite to ragnarokkept its freshness until the end, although it started with a “clumsier” first act with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Gleiberman also appreciated the powerful introduction of the film’s antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher, and credited Waititi for keeping the film “emotionally alive”.
Todd Gilchrist of the audio-visual club echoed similar sentiments to Gleiberman’s, stating in his review:
“Natalie Portman and (especially) Christian Bale contribute more than enough A-equity acting in good faith to lend deeper emotional dimensions to Waititi’s loose, occasionally overjoyed but always visually adventurous adaptation of Jason Aaron’s season in the mighty thor comic, in which (among other things) Portman’s Jane Foster gains hero powers”.
He added that Bale’s Gorr is one of the most interesting and sympathetic Marvel adversaries since Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger in Black Panther.
On the review aggregator platform rotten tomatoes, Thor: love and thunder it earned a 65% critic rating and a 77% audience rating.
In terms of box office takings, although the latter film grossed over $340 million at the US box office and became the highest grossing film Thor film ever, failed to top the global collections of Thor: Ragnarök.
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The post-credits scene in the latest release has assured Marvel fans of another movie about the superhero based on Norse mythology. However, Waititi himself was not informed of developments in the Thor franchise.
Waititi spoke with Well-informed person and said:
“That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not kidding. I saw it at the theater and I was like, ‘Oh sh*t. Really?’ Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But of course he’ll be back. He’s the best character. I mean, he might be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.”
Waititi added that he would definitely be interested in directing another Thor movie, as long as Hemsworth continues with the franchise.
Recent reports, however, suggest that Waititi has given up on the next Thor movie due to the lukewarm response to Thor: love and thunder. Fans have yet to receive a confirmation from Marvel.
Thor: love and thunder will be available on Disney+ on September 9.