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Thor: Love and Thunder is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. The film is a sequel to Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Endgame. It is the twenty-ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sixth film of Phase Four. The film is set to be released on May 6, 2022.[4]

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On January 11, 2018, it was reported by Marvel Studios News that Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi had talked about a potential sequel to Thor: Ragnarok.[25]

On April 17, 2019, Tessa Thompson revealed that there had been a pitch for a potential sequel to Thor: Ragnarok with Taika Waititi possibly coming back to direct the film.[26]

On July 16, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a sequel to Thor: Ragnarok was in development at Marvel Studios and that Taika Waititi would return as the director and that he would also write the script.[1]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige revealed that the title of the film would be Thor: Love and Thunder and that it was scheduled to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. It was also announced that Tessa Thompson would reprise her role of Valkyrie and that Natalie Portman would return as Jane Foster, who is set to become the goddess of Thunder, Mighty Thor, in the film.[27]

On July 26, 2019, it was reported that filming was expected to begin in March 2020 in Sydney.[28]

On August 7, 2019, Deadline reported that Taika Waititi had already completed the film's script.[29]

On January 4, 2020, Taika Waititi revealed in an interview that filming was expected to start in August.[30]

On January 6, 2020, Collider reported that Christian Bale was in talks to join the cast.[31]

On February 10, 2020, Variety reported that Jennifer Kaytin Robinson would write the script alongside Waititi.[2]

On March 6, 2020, Tessa Thompson revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Christian Bale would play the villain in the film.[32]

On March 9, 2020, Vin Diesel revealed in an interview with Comicbook.com that Groot, along with some of the Guardians of the Galaxy, would appear in the film.[11]

On April 3, 2020, it was announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film had been pushed back from its initial release date to February 18, 2022.[33]

On April 24, 2020, it was announced that the film had been pushed up a week from its February 18, 2022 release date to February 11, 2022.[34]

On July 25, 2020, Natalie Portman revealed that the film would begin shooting in Australia at the beginning of next year.[35]

On October 15, 2020, it was reported that the working title of the film is "The Big Salad".[36]

On October 18, 2020, Chris Hemsworth confirmed in an interview that the film would begin shooting in January of next year and that Waititi was currently finishing up the script.[37]

On November 13, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Chris Pratt would reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the film.[6]

On November 20, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the scope of the film would have the likening to "an Avengers 5 feel" thanks to its ensemble cast.[38]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige announced that Christian Bale would portray Gorr the God Butcher in the film and that the film would be released on May 6, 2022.[4] The next day, Deadline reported that Jaimie Alexander would reprise her role as Sif in the film.[7]

On January 8, 2021, The Daily Mail reported that Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista would be reprising their Marvel Cinematic Universe roles of Nebula and Drax the Destroyer, respectively in the film.[8]

On January 17, 2021, it was reported that Matt Damon had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[39]

On January 26, 2021, Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth revealed that the film had started filming.[40][41]

On March 1, 2021, it was reported that Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth would be reprising their roles from Thor: Ragnarok as Loki (Fiction) and Thor (Fiction), respectively.[16] The next day, it was reported that Sam Neill would be reprising his role as Odin (Fiction) from Thor: Ragnarok[18] and that Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone had joined the cast of the film as Hela (Fiction) and in an undisclosed role, respectively.[17]

On March 29, 2021, Deadline reported that Russell Crowe had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[14]

On April 19, 2021, in an interview with the radio show Joy Breakfast with The Murphys, Russell Crowe revealed that he would be portraying Zeus in the film.[15]

On May 10, 2021, it was reported that the film would be doing additional photography in New York City for a week.[42]

On May 28, 2021, Luca Vannella revealed that the film had wrapped production.[43]

On May 31, 2021, Sam Neill revealed that Jenny Morris had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[19]

Music

Song title Artist Location(s)
Rainbow in the Dark[44] Dio

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Taika Waititi to Direct 'Thor 4' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘Thor’ Sequel Writing Staff Recruits ‘Someone Great’s’ Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (EXCLUSIVE)
  3. Talkies Network on Twitter - September 27, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Christian Bale Joins Cast of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ As Gorr the God Butcher
  5. Taika Waititi on Twitter - July 21, 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER IS DOUBLING ITS CHRIS COUNT
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sif Returns To The MCU: Jaimie Alexander To Reprise Role In ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 EXCLUSIVE: Chris Pratt lands in Australia and heads to a mandatory quarantine hotel in Sydney with his co-stars ahead of production for the new Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder
  9. New Guardians of the Galaxy star linked to Thor: Love and Thunder
  10. Star-Studded 50 Shot Salute for Guillermo’s 50th Birthday!
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Thor 4 to Feature the Guardians of the Galaxy
  12. Korg To Reportedly Have A Larger Role In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  13. Hollywood superstars invade NRL derby at Sydney Olympic Park
  14. 14.0 14.1 ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’: Russell Crowe Lands Role In Sequel
  15. 15.0 15.1 Russell Crowe shares some awesome moments with The Murphys!
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Matt Damon and Luke Hemsworth Return as Fake Loki and Fake Thor
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 EXCLUSIVE: Melissa McCarthy sports a huge green headpiece as she transforms into Hela with Luke Hemsworth and husband Ben Falcone as they begin filming Thor: Love And Thunder in Sydney after superfan couple said they were 'desperate' for roles
  18. 18.0 18.1 Matt Damon dons a flowing black wig as he joins Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill on elaborate theatre-style set for Thor: Love and Thunder in Sydney
  19. 19.0 19.1 Sam Neill admits he doesn’t understand his own role in Thor: Love and Thunder
  20. First Thor: Love And Thunder Concept Art Reveals "New" Asgard, Female Miek
  21. espnW on Twitter - October 21, 2020
  22. 22.0 22.1 ‘THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER’ SET PHOTOS REVEAL MIEK’S NEW POWER SUIT
  23. Taika Waititi Offers 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Update With Help from His Friends
  24. 24.0 24.1 Valkyrie (& Her Endgame Horse) Return In New Thor 4 Set Photos
  25. Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi talked ‘Thor 4’ on New Year’s Eve
  26. Tessa Thompson Has Heard About a Fourth Thor Movie Pitch
  27. SDCC 2019: All of the Marvel Studios News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con
  28. ‘Thor 4’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Australia; Filming Dates Revealed
  29. Taika Waititi’s Fox Searchlight Project Will Be ‘Next Goal Wins’, Details Revealed
  30. Variety on Twitter - January 4, 2020
  31. Exclusive: Christian Bale in Talks to Join ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  32. Tessa Thompson Confirms Christian Bale Will Play the Villain in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
  33. The Walt Disney Studios Announces Updated Release Schedule
  34. 'Marvel Studios' ‘Doctor Strange’ and Marvel Studios' ‘Thor 4’ Conjure New Release Dates
  35. Serena Williams & Natalie Portman discuss their new NWSL team they will bring to L.A.
  36. Skyler Shuler on Twitter - October 15, 2020
  37. Thor: Love and Thunder News on Twitter - October 18, 2020
  38. Marvel's 'Black Panther' Sequel Shoot to Begin in July (Exclusive)
  39. Matt Damon lands in Sydney for Thor: Love and Thunder role
  40. Taika Waititi on Twitter - January 26, 2021
  41. Chris Hemsworth on Instagram - January 26, 2021
  42. ‘THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER’ HEADED TO NEW YORK FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  43. Luca Vannella on Instagram - May 28, 2021
  44. Dio Music to Be Featured in New ‘Thor’ Movie, Band Shirt in ‘Stranger Things’

External Links

Phase Four

Movies:
Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsEternals
Spider-Man: No Way HomeDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Thor: Love and ThunderBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe Marvels
Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Fantastic FourBlade
Disney+:
WandaVision (Season One)The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Season One)Loki (Season OneSeason Two)
What If...? (Season OneSeason Two)Ms. Marvel (Season One)Hawkeye (Season One)Moon Knight (Season One)She-Hulk (Season One)The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialSecret Invasion (Season One)
Ironheart (Season One)Armor Wars (Season One)I Am Groot (Season One)

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