Great Odin’s Raven – the Mighty Thor returns!
That’s right, everyone’s favourite Asgardian Avenger will be electrifying cinema-goers with his brand new adventure Thor: Love And Thunder.
Chris Hemsworth and his luscious blonde locks will be back to lift the hammer in the new Marvel movie, the fourth in the Thor series and the first time fans will have seen the character since the mega-hit Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
He won’t be alone, as characters both old and new will be along for the cosmic ride, as the god of thunder faces new challenges and an intimidating foe.
But just when is Thor 4 embarking on its quest to box-office glory?
Here is everything you need to know about Thor’s grand return…
When is Thor Love And Thunder released in cinemas?
Thor: Love And Thunder will be making its way to cinemas on July 2022 – following its LA premiere set to take place on June 23.
While the character was last seen in 2019’s Endgame, it has been five years since Thor’s last solo adventure – 2017’s Ragnarok.
What is the plot for Thor 4?
The official plot synopsis for the film reads:
‘The film finds Thor on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.
‘Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.’
The film is directed by Taika Waititi, returning to helm the superhero tentpole after having directed Ragnarok and winning an Oscar for his film Jojo Rabbit.
Who is in the cast of Love And Thunder?
Chris Hemsworth does of course return as the titular Thor, but as the plot synopsis above suggests, he will not be the only person to wield the power of Thor.
Academy-Award winner Natalie Portman returns as Jane Foster – Thor’s ex last seen in Thor: The Dark World – and has gotten into superhero shape for the comic-book movie.
Other returning cast members include Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Waititi as Korg and Jamie Alexander as the warrior Sif.
The film will also feature the appearances of a number of the Guardians Of the Galaxy, including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillian, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
New the cast members include former Batman himself Christian Bale as the villain of the piece – Goor the God Butcher – and Russell Crowe as Zeus, king of the Olympians.
Is there a trailer?
There sure is, set to the Guns And Roses classic track Sweet Child Of Mine.
It shows Thor getting back into shape and becoming reacquainted with Jane, before becoming aware of the threat posed to him and many other Gods by the vengeful Gorr.
What is the runtime?
The runtime for the film is expected to be 119 minutes -one hour and 59 minutes – making it one of the shorter Marvel movies in recent memory.
Tickets for the film are available to purchase now from most major UK cinema chains.
Thor: Love And Thunder hits cinemas on July 8 2022.