Chris Hemsworth can't tell us much about Thor: Love and Thunder just yet, but he does know when the movie starts filming. Hemsworth, who has played the God of Thunder since the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to reprise his role once more in the upcoming adventure, which will also see Natalie Portman returning as Jane Foster, who is set to take up the mantle of Thor this time around. According to Hemsworth, it's all set to get underway in mid-2020.
The Avengers: Endgame star was recently a guest at Tokyo Comic Con. During a panel, Chris Hemsworth revealed that he hasn't seen a script for the movie yet, so he simply can't divulge much of anything, even if he wanted to. But he's gearing up to shoot next year. Here's what he had to say.
"Lots of love and lots of thunder. You can expect that. I haven't seen the script yet. I know they're working very hard on it and pretty excited to bring you something pretty fresh and new again. But having left Endgame, where Thor was, we have a lot of room to move there and drastically change again, which is very, very exciting. But we start shooting that sort of mid-next year."
Taika Waititi, who previously directed Thor: Ragnarok, is set to return for the next movie in the franchise. Waititi has been very busy, not only with his latest movie Jojo Rabbit, which hit theaters last month and is a potential Oscar contender, but he's also shooting another movie now called Next Goal Wins before heading back to the MCU. given Waititi's busy schedule, it's not too surprising to learn that Chris Hemsworth doesn't have a script in his hands yet.
What we know for sure is that Thor: Love and Thunder will shake-up the MCU in a big way. Not only will Natalie Portman wield the hammer this time around, which is something ripped right from writer Jason Aaron's beloved run in the comics, but Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie is set to become the first major out LGBTQ character in the MCU. And that's just what we know about. Fat Thor is still up in the air, and being debated at Marvel Odds are, Taika Waititi has some surprises in store. Waititi, in addition to his duties as writer/director, will also be reprising his role as Korg in the sequel.
Thor: Ragnarok went on to become a massive critical and commercial success, bringing in $853 million worldwide. The movie helped to redefine the character within the MCU, following the lackluster response to The Dark World, and pushed the solo series to new heights. That, coupled with the record-shattering success of Avengers: Endgame, has positioned this as one of the most highly-anticipated Marvel movies coming our way in Phase 4. Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. This news comes to us via Comicbook.com.