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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 and a prequel to The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. 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.[15]

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.[16]

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 will reprise her role of Valkyrie and that Natalie Portman will return as Jane Foster, who is set to become the goddess of Thunder, Mighty Thor, in the film.[17]

On July 26, 2019, it was reported that filming is expected to begin in March 2020 in Sydney.[18]

On August 7, 2019, Deadline reported that Taika Waititi had already completed the film's script.[19]

On January 4, 2020, Taika Waititi revealed in an interview that filming is expected to start in August.[20]

On January 6, 2020, Collider reported that Christian Bale was in talks to join the cast.[21]

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 will play the villain in the film.[22]

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

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.[23]

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.[24]

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

On October 15, 2020, it was reported that the working title of the film is "The Big Salad".[26]

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.[27]

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 will have the likening to "an Avengers 5 feel" thanks to its ensemble cast.[28]

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.[11]

On January 26, 2021, Chris Hemsworth confirmed that filming for Thor: Love and Thunder had begun.[29]


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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
  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. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Thor 4 to Feature the Guardians of the Galaxy
  10. Korg To Reportedly Have A Larger Role In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  11. 11.0 11.1 Matt Damon lands in Sydney for Thor: Love and Thunder role
  12. First Thor: Love And Thunder Concept Art Reveals "New" Asgard, Female Miek
  13. espnW on Twitter - October 21, 2020
  14. Taika Waititi Offers 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Update With Help from His Friends
  15. Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi talked ‘Thor 4’ on New Year’s Eve
  16. Tessa Thompson Has Heard About a Fourth Thor Movie Pitch
  17. SDCC 2019: All of the Marvel Studios News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con
  18. ‘Thor 4’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Australia; Filming Dates Revealed
  19. Taika Waititi’s Fox Searchlight Project Will Be ‘Next Goal Wins’, Details Revealed
  20. Variety on Twitter - January 4, 2020
  21. Exclusive: Christian Bale in Talks to Join ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  22. Tessa Thompson Confirms Christian Bale Will Play the Villain in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
  23. The Walt Disney Studios Announces Updated Release Schedule
  24. 'Marvel Studios' ‘Doctor Strange’ and Marvel Studios' ‘Thor 4’ Conjure New Release Dates
  25. Serena Williams & Natalie Portman discuss their new NWSL team they will bring to L.A.
  26. Skyler Shuler on Twitter - October 15, 2020
  27. Thor: Love and Thunder News on Twitter - October 18, 2020
  28. Marvel's 'Black Panther' Sequel Shoot to Begin in July (Exclusive)
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  30. Dio Music to Be Featured in New ‘Thor’ Movie, Band Shirt in ‘Stranger Things’

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