Taika Waititi Reveals Filming for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Is Almost Over

Taika Waititi Reveals Filming for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Is Almost Over

Taika Waititi is working on the fourth installation of the God of Thunder’s solo films, Thor: Love & Thunder. In an interview with Weekend Today’s Richard Wilkins (via Thor: Love and Thunder News), Waititi talked about his experience working with Chris Hemsworth and the upcoming Marvel film.

“Great—we’ve got four weeks left, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. It might be the best Marvel film ever!”

Taika Waititi

Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder hit a few bumps in the MCU in the beginning, seeing how the first two Thor films aren’t exactly fan favorites. However, Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok did manage to revive the film series and was well received.

Thor: Love and Thunder will introduce some more interesting characters, as Christian Bale is set to play Gorr the God Butcher and Russell Crowe will make his MCU debut as Zeus. We’ll also see some familiar faces, including Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. It would be interesting to follow Jane Foster’s journey into becoming the Mighty Thor and lifting the Mjolnir.

Thor: Taika Waititi Reveals Filming For Thor: Love & Thunder Is Almost Over
Russell Crowe | Source: Fandom

In an interview with Australian radio show Joy Breakfast with The Murphys, Crowe said,

“Now, I’m gonna get on my bicycle, I’m gonna ride up to Disney-Fox studios and around about 9:15, I shall be Zeus in Thor 4. It’s my last day of Zeus-ing about and I’m going to enjoy it.”

Russell Crowe

This could be the biggest Thor film yet, as it will see the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Thor: Ragnarok characters come together. Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill are also set to have cameos in the film. Mellissa McCarthy will also be seen playing the role of ‘fake’ Hela. Additionally, Waititi will also reprise his role as Korg.

Thor: Taika Waititi Reveals Filming For Thor: Love & Thunder Is Almost Over
Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ | Source: IMDb

“The next Thor film I’m doing, basically, we’re sort of launching ourselves again on this adventure film, really. That was the thing really that I loved about doing Ragnarok, it felt like we were just putting Thor on a really cool adventure. There’s always like new things to see and do, and this one, I think we’re gonna double down a lot on that and have it bigger, bolder, and brighter. There’s just gonna be some really crazy stuff in the film.”

Taika Waititi

Thor: Love and Thunder is currently scheduled for release in the US on May 6, 2022.

The staff of Thor: Love and Thunder

NameRole
Taika WaititiDirector, Scriptwriter
Kevin FiegeProducer
Jennifer Kaytin RobinsonScriptwriter
Shawn MaurerCinematographer

The cast of Thor: Love and Thunder

NameRole
Chris HemsworthThor Odinson
Natalie PortmanJane Foster
Tessa ThompsonValkyrie
Christian BaleGorr the God Butcher
Chris PrattPeter Quill / Star-Lord
Jaimie AlexandarLady Sif
Dave BautistaDrax the Destroyer
Russel CroweZeus
Taika WaititiKorg
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About Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder is an upcoming movie in the MCU and the fourth installation in the Thor series. It is directed by Ragnarok’s director, Taika Waititi and will show Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman reprising their roles as Thor Odinson and Natalie Portman.

The movie will be based on The Mighty Thor comics in which, Odinson loses the ability to lift Mjolnir, and Jane Foster takes on the role of Thor, while simultaneously battling cancer. The film is expected to pick up things where they were left off at the end of Avengers: Endgame, with Thor budding up with The Guardians of the Galaxy, leaving Valkyrie as the ruler of New Asgard. Christian Bale is set to make his MCU debut as Gorr the God Butcher – the primary antagonist.

The movie is scheduled for release on May 6, 2022, and will also see Kid Loki and Russel Crowe’s interpretation of Greek god, Zeus for undisclosed reasons.