Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct. Thor: Love and Thunder Full Movie Watch Now.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Peter S. Elliot
Walt Disney Studios
June 23, 2022 (El Capitan Theatre)
July 8, 2022 (United States)
Thor: Love and Thunder is a 2022 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman. In the film, Thor attempts to find inner peace but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie (Thompson), Korg (Waititi), and Jane Foster (Portman)—who is now the Mighty Thor—to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bale) from eliminating all gods.
Thor: Love and Thunder premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on June 23, 2022, and was released in the United States on July 8, as part of Phase Four of the MCU. The film earned praise for its light-hearted nature and the cast’s performances, particularly those of Bale and Portman. Criticism was aimed at the screenplay and tonal inconsistency, with several critics deeming the film inferior to its predecessor. Love and Thunder have grossed over $498 million worldwide, becoming the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2022.
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Chris Hemsworth as Thor:
An Avenger and the former king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Director Taika Waititi said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film, as he is “just trying to figure out his purpose, trying to figure out exactly who he is and why he’s a hero or whether he should be a hero”. Hemsworth’s twin sons Sasha and Tristan portray Thor as a child.
Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher:
A scarred wielder of the Necrosword and manipulator of shadows who seeks the extinction of the gods. Waititi described Gorr as being “very formidable” and layered. Bale felt the character had a “sort of a Nosferatu slight attitude”, and took inspiration from the Aphex Twin music video for “Come to Daddy” (1997). Waititi opted to change Gorr’s facial features in the film since his original look in the comics resembles Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter film series.
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie:
The king of New Asgard is based on the mythological being Brynhildr. Thompson and producer Kevin Feige said the character’s bisexuality would be addressed in the film. Waititi said Valkyrie had to adjust to the bureaucratic aspects of the ruling, away from the battlefield, such as dealing with the infrastructure and economy of New Asgard and hosting delegates from other countries.
Jaimie Alexander as Sif:
An Asgardian warrior and Thor’s childhood friend, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name.
Taika Waititi as Korg:
A Kronan gladiator who befriended Thor. Like in the comics, Korg is revealed to be gay in the film.
Taika Waititi also voices Ninny the Nonie: A Kronan god.
Russell Crowe as Zeus:
The king of the Olympians is based on the Greek mythological deity of the same name. Crowe wanted to perform the role in a Greek accent, but Waititi thought it would sound “too silly”, so he had Crowe do takes in both a Greek and British accent. Waititi concluded that Crowe was correct and used the Greek accent in the final film.
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster / Mighty Thor:
An astrophysicist and Thor’s ex-girlfriend who is undergoing cancer treatment and who gains powers to become the Mighty Thor by wielding a reconstructed Mjolnir, the hammer previously wielded by Thor. Portman, who did not appear in the previous film Thor: Ragnarok (2017), agreed to return after a meeting with Waititi, who said Foster’s return to Thor’s life after eight years would be a big adjustment for him since she has had another life without him. Waititi added that Foster showing up dressed like Thor would be a “real mindfuck” for him.
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Main article: Thor: Love and Thunder (soundtrack)
Waititi wanted the music to reflect the same aesthetic of the film with its “bombastic, loud, colorful palette”. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses is featured in the film, given Guns N’ Roses is one of Waititi’s favorite bands, and helped “reflect the sort of crazy adventure that we’re [visually] presenting”; the song was also used in the film’s marketing. The film features the song “Rainbow in the Dark” by Dio, according to Wendy Dio, widow of band member Ronnie James Dio.
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Thor: Love and Thunder premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on June 23, 2022. The film was theatrically released in Australia on July 6, 2022, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand on July 7, and in the United States on July 8, 2022, in 4DX, RealD 3D, IMAX, ScreenX, and Dolby Cinema. It was previously set for release on November 5, 2021, but was delayed to February 18, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then moved up a week to February 11 once Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was rescheduled from November 2021 to March 2022, and delayed once again to May 6, 2022, in December 2020, before shifting to the July 2022 date in October 2021. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU. The El Capitan Theatre will host two sensory-inclusive screenings of the film in July 2022, featuring expedited check-in, a “calming” lobby, reduced capacity, and bags for guests with items to aid with anxiety.
As of July 17, 2022, Thor: Love and Thunder have grossed $233.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $264.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $498.5 million. It is the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2022. The film’s opening weekend earned $303.3 million globally, of which IMAX contributed $23 million, making it the third-largest July debut of all time for the format. Thor: Love and Thunder Full Movie Watch Now.
In the United States and Canada, the film was projected to gross $140–167 million in its opening weekend, along with a total gross of $345–420 million. The film earned $69.5 million on its first day, which included $29 million from Thursday night previews. This marked the second-highest opening day and preview night of 2022, behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as the fifth-highest opening day ever for an MCU film. Its opening weekend earned $144.2 million, which was the largest debut of the Thor franchise, the twelfth-largest for the MCU, and the third-largest for 2022, behind Multiverse of Madness ($187.4 million) and Jurassic World Dominion ($145 million). Of the $144.2 million figure, over $13.8 million came from IMAX, making it the fifth-highest July debut of all time for the format domestically. Love and Thunder was also the sixth film in the COVID-19 pandemic to earn over 10 million theater admissions in its opening weekend. Its second weekend grossed $46.6 million, a decline of nearly 68%, representing one of the MCU’s largest sophomore weekend drops. Deadline Hollywood attributed this to its CinemaScore grade and generally mixed reception from critics and audiences.
Outside of North America, Love and Thunder grossed $15.7 million from 17 markets on its opening day, surpassing the first-day overall results of Thor: Ragnarok (2017) by 39%. It is weekend gross was $159.2 million from 47 markets, making it the MCU’s ninth-largest overseas debut ever and the third-largest for any Hollywood film released in the COVID-19 pandemic. It surpassed Ragnarok’s opening by 19%. IMAX contributed $9.2 million to the weekend, becoming the third-largest July debut ever overseas. It also set several pandemic box office milestones in its opening weekend, marking the second-highest pandemic opening in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, while earning the third-highest in numerous territories, including Brazil, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, and Argentina. As of July 17, 2022, the film’s largest markets are the United Kingdom ($24.9 million), Australia ($21.8 million), Korea ($21 million), Mexico ($19 million), and India ($14.5 million).