It’s been months of covid-induced delays and grapevine rumours, but the first look into Marvel’s latest masterpiece Thor: Love and Thunder is finally here. And based on its teaser trailer, it will journey into totally new territory: delving into the mental state of the hammer-wielding God who happens to be in charge of the protection of mankind. Following 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, Liam Hemsworth will reprise his role as the titular character once more, seen at the start of the two-minute clip running across a setting sun as he transitions from a young boy into the man he is today while trying to work out who he truly is.
While the feature emanates the message that “not every God has a plan”, a normal-looking Thor draws into focus, signifying that he must search for a new identity now that his super-hero days are over. Accompanied by flashing clips of Chris Pratt and Tessa Thompson, the trailer also offers a first look at Natalie Portman, who joins the cast as Mighty Thor. Taking us on a ride of nostalgia, inquisition and discovery, the clip is packed full of stratospheric soundscapes, addictive storytelling and Marvel’s classic biting wit.
While the protagonist might be pursuing peace in a new way, Thor: Love and Thunder will undoubtedly hone in on the addictive mischief, loyalty, and humour the franchise is defined by and will be hitting our screens on July 8th this year.
To view the teaser and imagery now, head below…