Thor will be returning for a fourth film and here's everything we know so far about it.
Captain America and Iron Man are two big names among the original Avengers that have been retired. However, we can be assured that we will be seeing more of the hunky Chris Hemsworth as Thor. It has been confirmed that Marvel Studios is working on a fourth Thor movie called "Thor: Love and Thunder". Taika Waititi, who was the director of Thor: Ragnarok will be returning to direct Thor: Love and Thunder and here's everything we know about it so far.
Marvel has released a schedule of its upcoming projects and Thor: Love and Thunder has been scheduled to be released on November 5th, 2021. At the moment it is the last film scheduled in Phase 4. We've got the official logo, Marvel.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7RRkOYWTQM— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
Thor: Love and Thunder will reportedly adapt a Lady Thor storyline from Marvel Comics series called The Mighty Thor, by Jason Aaron. In the story, Thor becomes unworthy to wield Mjolnir and Natalie Portman's character Jane Foster will become Lady Thor. However, the interesting thing is that Mjolnir was destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok and in Endgame, Captain America returned the hammer to its rightful place. So Mjolnir may not be in the new Thor movie and Jane Foster may get her very own hammer.
“That storyline 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.”
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will officially return as Thor and Valkyrie. Also, Natalie Portman will return as Jane Foster but her role will be a lot more god-like as she will become the female God of Thunder.
“[She’s] a Thor,” Waititi told ET. “There’s still the other Thor, the original Thor. She’s not called Female Thor. In the comics, she’s called the Mighty Thor. It comes from that comic run.”
And in an interview with Variety, Waititi explained how he managed to convince Natalie Portman to return. “I just said to her ‘Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?’ No one wants to keep repeating themselves, and no one wants to play the same characters all the time."
“And I think for her, just coming back, reprising that character in a whole fresh new way was really what would interest anyone. Especially in most of these films, if you’re not a superhero… do you really wanna keep doing that? I mean, I wouldn’t. I’d want to come back and change things up.”
There is also a possibility that Jeff Goldblum will return as the Grandmaster and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. But these have yet to be confirmed. It is unlikely that Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki but we will be seeing Loki in his own Disney+ series.