Like many actors in the MCU, Chris Hemsworth signed on for his character Thor to have his own storyline in three solo movies– a trilogy– solely dedicated to him.
Fans have watched Thor: The Norse God of Thunder‘s story develop over the years. First with Thor’s debut in 2013 in Thor: The Dark World and then again in 2017 with Thor: Ragnarok. Now years later, we’ve reached the trilogy’s inevitable finale and fans have been itching for a sneak peek. Wishes were finally granted on April 18th when the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer dropped. Fans finally got answers on where Thor’s story would be going next.
The trailer begins with a quote from Thor himself, which seemingly sets up the much-speculated direction of the plot. “These hands were once used for battle, now they’re just humble tools for peace,” he says. “I need to figure out exactly who I am.”
The battle against Thanos had left Thor aimless and without purpose in the last two Avengers films, Infinity War and Endgame. Now it seems Thor: Love and Thunder will take us on a journey of self-discovery for the beloved character. With the multiverse finally opened by Thor’s brother Loki in the “Loki” series, it leaves open many interesting possibilities for the MCU.
For example, the snippet in the trailer of a scene with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) dressed as Thor and wielding Mjolnir: A variant of Thor himself perhaps?
The whole trailer reeks of the genius of Taika Waititi, director and producer of the last, highly praised Thor film. From the fun music, bright colors, and the unique sort of humor that the Thor films have taken on under his influence, Waititi has only made the hype and anticipation for this film grow.
We’ve seen the delicacy and care in which Taika has treated Thor and his story in the past, and we’re all excited to see what interesting and fun story he’ll conjure up this time.
With Portman returning as Jane, Hemsworth as Thor, and Taika Waititi steering the whole ship, Thor: Love and Thunder can’t fail.
By Kendal Amos, Junior, Chi Arts