Thor: Love and Thunder, now streaming on Disney+
As part of Disney+ Day, Thor: Love and Thunder is now freely available to watch for all Disney+ subscribers. The Taika Waititi-directed movie stars Korg, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Chris Hemsworth as God of Thunder, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.
Waititi made a point of bringing back some of his distinguishing qualities in Thor: Love and Thunder. He also helmed Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment in the Thor trilogy. The cameo appearances of Luke Hemsworth and Matt Damon in Ragnarok were one aspect of the film that generated discussion among fans.
They played the parts of actor Thor and actor Loki in a theatre production on Asgard to reenact the happenings in Thor: The Dark World.
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Thor: Love and Thunder in Marvel Studio: Assembled
The two actors made a triumphant return to the MCU in Love and Thunder, taking on the same roles as witty theatre players. When they reenact the fall of Asgard during Ragnarok, Melissa McCarthy, who played the actress Hela, joined them this time. Now that the film is available on Disney+, the actors have had a chance to think back on their cameos, and it seems that all three truly enjoyed their time on set.
Thor: Love and Thunder and a new episode of Marvel Studios: Assembled both debuted on Disney+ at the same time.
This particular programme featured behind-the-scenes movie footage, exclusive cast and crew interviews, and more.
Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder
Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth provided commentary for the video about revisiting their roles as actors playing Loki and Thor, respectively, and about how much fun they had doing the theatrical adaptation of Ragnarok.
In a brief mention of their involvement in Ragnarok, Damon stated that they intended to “one-up the thing (they) accomplished last time” and added that it was “really, really enjoyable” to revisit those characters.
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Damon continued by describing the overall filming setting and the “excellent energy on the set.”
The inclusion of the plays in the first two Thor movies was done purely for comic purposes. It is no secret that Taika Waititi enjoys adding a healthy dose of fun and levity to his films, and the fact that he was able to persuade Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth to return for a second appearance in their characters is just another indication of how wonderful the working environment is on set.
There has been no indication on whether Waititi will helm the upcoming Thor film. Love and Thunder’s conclusion did confirm that the character would make another appearance, but it made no mention of when or where.
For the series’ fifth entry, the filmmaker has indicated interest in returning, but only if Hemsworth does as well.
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It is safe to assume that Luke Hemsworth will at the very least be returning as Actor Thor if Marvel Studios decides to bring him back, and he will likely be joined by another famous person who will take on the job of Actor Gorr. There is a significant potential that Damon might also show up again if Thor and Loki are reconciled in a later film that is unrelated to Thor 5. But even if this is the end of the actors’ adventures in the MCU, it appears that they relished the opportunity.
About Thor: Love and Thunder
The 2022 American superhero movie Thor: Love and Thunder, which was made by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, featured Thor from the Marvel Comics. This is the 29th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the 2017 follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok (MCU). In the Taika Waititi-directed film, which also stars Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, Waititi, Natalie Portman, and Chris Hemsworth plays Thor. The script was co-written by Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson as well. When Gorr the God Butcher tries to exterminate all gods, Thor must go back to fighting and enlist the help of Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, who is now the Mighty Thor.
Waititi and Hemsworth had already explored plans for a Ragnarok sequel by January 2018. When Love and Thunder was first announced in July 2019, Hemsworth, Portman, Thompson, and Waititi, who did not appear in Ragnarok, were all set to return. In order to differentiate Love and Thunder from Ragnarok, Waititi set out to create a love story and an action film with an 80s vibe. He borrowed concepts from the Mighty Thor comic book run by Jason Aaron, in which cancer patient Foster takes on Thor’s throne and abilities while undergoing treatment. Robinson joined in February 2020 to help with the screenplay; later that year, more casting, including the Guardians of the Galaxy’s début, was made public.
Production was supposed to begin in late 2020, however it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Final production took place in Sydney, Australia, from the beginning of January 2021 to the beginning of June.
Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor: Love and Thunder had its premiere on June 23, 2022, at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, and it was released to the general public on July 8, 2022. Critics commended the film for its humour and Bale’s performance, but many also criticised the plot and the abrupt mood changes, arguing that Ragnarok was a better film. With nearly $755 million in worldwide box office receipts, Love and Thunder is currently the sixth-highest grossing film of 2022.
On June 23, 2022, Thor: Love and Thunder had its world debut at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. The movie was presented in RealD 3D, 4DX, ScreenX, IMAX, and Dolby Cinema in Australia on July 6, 2022, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand on July 7, and the United States on July 8, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was originally scheduled for release on November 5, 2021, but was instead postponed to February 18, 2022. The release date for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was initially modified from November 2021 to March 2022, followed by a week’s advance move to February 11, a second postponement to May 6, 2022, in December 2020, and finally a revision to July 2022 in October 2021.
The El Capitan Theatre held two sensory-inclusive screenings of the movie in July 2022 as a part of Phase Four of the MCU. The screenings included accelerated check-in, a “calming” lobby, a smaller audience size, and gift bags filled with anxiety-relieving goods for attendees.
Malaysia, Brunei, Kuwait, and Bahrain all banned the film from being screened. According to Variety, Disney declined to make the changes to the movie that the Malaysian Film Censorship Board had asked. As a result, the Malaysian release never took place. The Malaysian government acknowledged that this was a result of the film’s inclusion of LGBT content.