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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-eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fifth film of Phase Four. The film will be released in the United States on February 11, 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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

On July 26, 2019, it was reported that filming is expected to begin in March 2020 in Sydney.[14]

On August 7, 2019, Deadline reported that Taika Waititi had already completed the film's script.[15]

On January 4, 2020, Taika Waititi revealed in an interview that filming is expected to start in August.[16]

On January 6, 2020, Collider reported that Christian Bale was in talks to join the cast.[17]

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.[7]

On March 9, 2020, Vin Diesel revealed in an interview with that Groot, along with some of the Guardians of the Galaxy, would be featured in the film.[8]

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

On April 24, 2020, it was announced that the film's release date had been pushed up a week from its February 18, 2022 release date to February 11, 2022.[4]

On July 25, 2020, Natalie Portman revealed that the film will begin shooting in Australia at the beginning of next year.[19]


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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 - Septmeber 27, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'Marvel Studios' ‘Doctor Strange’ and Marvel Studios' ‘Thor 4’ Conjure New Release Dates
  5. Taika Waititi on Twitter - July 21, 2019
  6. Korg To Reportedly Have A Larger Role In ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tessa Thompson Confirms Christian Bale Will Play the Villain in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (Exclusive)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Thor 4 to Feature the Guardians of the Galaxy
  9. First Thor: Love And Thunder Concept Art Reveals "New" Asgard, Female Miek
  10. Taika Waititi Offers 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Update With Help from His Friends
  11. Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi talked ‘Thor 4’ on New Year’s Eve
  12. Tessa Thompson Has Heard About a Fourth Thor Movie Pitch
  13. SDCC 2019: All of the Marvel Studios News Coming Out of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con
  14. ‘Thor 4’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Australia; Filming Dates Revealed
  15. Taika Waititi’s Fox Searchlight Project Will Be ‘Next Goal Wins’, Details Revealed
  16. Variety on Twitter - January 4, 2020
  17. Exclusive: Christian Bale in Talks to Join ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
  18. The Walt Disney Studios Announces Updated Release Schedule
  19. Serena Williams & Natalie Portman discuss their new NWSL team they will bring to L.A.
  20. Dio Music to Be Featured in New ‘Thor’ Movie, Band Shirt in ‘Stranger Things’

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