Not much is known about Thor Love and Thunder just yet. The end of Avengers Endgame saw Thor Odinson (played by Chris Hemsworth) becoming “fat Thor” and fighting alongside his companions to defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) once again. The end of the Marvel film prompted Thor’s return to the Asgardians with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy. With Asgard destroyed, Thor has to find a place for his people to remain in the upcoming fourth film in the franchise.
It was announced at New York Comic Con last year that Taika Waititi will be directing the next film in series, following on from his success in shooting Thor: Ragnarok.
Ragnarok made a lot of changes in Thor’s life, including killing the Warriors Three – his companions – Volstagg Fandral and Hogun.
But the fourth member of the team, Sif, was never seen or mentioned throughout the blockbuster.
The latest report from Hollywood suggests that Sif will be making a triumphant return in the upcoming fourth film Thor Love and Thunder.
Included in the few notes about Thor Love and Thunder was the confirmation that Gorr the God Butcher will be joining the film.
Gorr will be played by former Batman star Christian Bale.
Bale’s inclusion will be his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his first comic book role since he concluded his incredible Dark Knight trilogy.
Gorr famously hates Thor – and a collection of other gods – so it seems like he will be looking to destroy the former Asgardians in the film’s runtime.
Waititi spoke out about why he chose this storyline last year during the aforementioned convention.
He explained: “When we were shooting Ragnarok, I was reading one storyline by Jason Aaron, called THE MIGHTY THOR.
“And for those of you that don’t know that storyline, it’s incredible and full of emotion and love and thunder. And it introduces, for the first time, a female Thor.”
Thor Love and Thunder is due for release on February 18, 2022 in cinemas.