Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, an Avenger and the former king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Director Taika Waititi said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film, as he is just trying to figure out his purpose. The film also stars Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and more. Love and Thunder will release on November 5th. If you want to watch Thor’s full story before watching the movie, check out this awesome graphic novel collection! Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
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Why has Marvel made this movie?
I think Marvel has made this movie because Chris Hemsworth is an Avenger and they needed a Thor movie. I don’t know why they decided to make it about his midlife crisis, but I’m sure it will be interesting. I’m excited to see how Thor deals with his issues and whether or not he can overcome them. He is probably going through these problems because of all the enemies that he faces in the Avengers. He might also be dealing with stress from trying to rule Asgard again.
He says that all I’ve ever wanted was for people to like me. I hope that one day we will all like him!
Who’s who in the new ‘Thor’ movie?
Chris Hemsworth returns as the title character, Thor Odinson. He’s an Avenger, and the former king of Asgard. He’s based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Director Taika Waititi said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film, as he is just trying to figure out his purpose. We’re getting older, we’re not 18 anymore, Waititi told Entertainment Weekly about his take on Thor. We have responsibilities now.
He has this calling from another world, he continued. It’s a heavy responsibility for him to live up to because there are so many great expectations.
He tries to forget it all by drinking heavily at times, says Waititi, who promises some classic bawdy humor along with more philosophical themes in this installment. And then that gets worse.
Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor
Chris Hemsworth is an Avenger and the former king of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor is going through a midlife crisis as he is just trying to figure out his purpose. Director Taika Waititi said that Thor is trying to find a way to be relevant in the film. Chris Hemsworth added that Thor is a little lost in the film. It’s about him finding himself, he told Entertainment Weekly. I think there’s also something really beautiful about what it can mean for this superhero to grow up and understand where life has taken him.
Thor battles Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, but only temporarily defeats her when she escapes from imprisonment with her minions. Thor eventually finds himself in an ongoing battle with her throughout the movie until he teams up with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) for a final showdown against Hela.
Christian Bale portrays Gorr the God Butcher
Gorr the God Butcher is a Marvel Comics supervillain who first appeared in Thor: God of Thunder #2. He is a massive, muscular creature with red eyes and sharp teeth. He was created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic, and made his debut in 2013. Gorr is an evil deity who has dedicated his life to killing all gods. When he sets his sights on Thor, the God of Thunder must do everything he can to stop him. In order to defeat Gorr, Thor will need all the help he can get. The only person who knows how to find him is Freyja (Blanchett), goddess of love and fertility. But she refuses to help Thor unless he agrees to be her husband again. Torn between his duty as protector of the Nine Realms and true love for Freyja, what will Thor choose?
Tessa Thompson portrays Valkyrie
Valkyrie is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological figure Brynhildr, was created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Valkyrie first appeared in The Avengers #83
(December 1970). Valkyrie appears as one of the main characters in the film Thor: Ragnarok (2017), portrayed by Tessa Thompson. A tough-talking, hard-drinking warrior who has an extensive military background and enjoys an ongoing off-and-on romantic relationship with the Asgardian goddess of death Hela (portrayed by Cate Blanchett)
Jaimie Alexander portrays Sif
Sif is an Asgardian warrior and Thor’s former lover. She was absent in Ragnarok, but returns in Love and Thunder. Director Taika Waititi said that Sif will have a very significant role in the film. Jaimie Alexander said that she is excited to explore the character more, especially now that she is older and wiser. It’ll be interesting to see how much time has passed since we last saw her, she said. And I’m really excited about what they’re going to do with her hair. You know, it just got me thinking, ‘What if this woman who’s been through so much still loves him? What if she just wants to help him out?’ You know? But then of course he has new love interests as well so it’s going to be fun!
And I think it’s kind of like a coming-of-age story for her. You know, when you’re not needed anymore or when somebody else gets their job done better than you can or anything like that.
Taika Waititi portrays Korg
Korg is a Kronan warrior who was exiled to Sakaar, where he became one of the Grandmasters’ gladiators. He befriends Thor after they both escape from the Grandmaster’s arena. In Thor: Ragnarok, Korg helps Thor overthrow Hela and restore Asgard. He is later seen helping rebuild Asgard with Miek. Korg also makes an appearance in Avengers: Endgame as a member of Valkyrie’s strike team.
He also appears in Spider-Man: Far From Home alongside Thor and Valkyrie during the Battle of New York.
Russell Crowe portrays Zeus
Zeus is the king of the Olympian gods, the father of Athena, Apollo, Hera, Demeter, and Aphrodite. In the film, Zeus is portrayed as a wise and powerful ruler who is unafraid to speak his mind. However, he is also shown to be a bit of a hothead, often losing his temper with those who cross him. He tells Thor that because Odin died in battle, he should not have been allowed to die in peace.
Chris Hemsworth said that Thor has always been the big man on campus and that it’s been difficult for him to find himself outside of what everybody expects from him. In this movie, it seems like Thor has lost sight of what he wants out of life after Loki has taken over Asgard; in order to find himself again, Thor sets off on a journey across the universe.
Natalie Portman portrays Jane Foster / Mighty Thor
Natalie Portman will be reprising her role as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder. However, this time she will be taking on the mantle of Mighty Thor. Jane Foster is an Asgardian god of war and protector of the Nine Realms. She is also the current love interest of Thor. This will be Portman’s first time playing a superhero. For some filmgoers, they may not know who Portman is because she has only been in one previous Marvel movie and that was for about five minutes. The focus for now should be whether or not the film does well with the box office rather than how well known it is. Kevin Feige stated that We wanted to give Thor a much more powerful female counterpart. He then revealed that the original title for the film was going to be Thor Ragnarok, but it was later changed to Thor: Love and Thunder.
One can speculate if there are any plans to have more female characters such as Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) or even Sif (Jaimie Alexander) join into the fray.
I’m excited to see what this new story brings!
Chris Pratt portrays Peter Quill / Star-Lord
The Guardians of the Galaxy travel to Asgard to help Thor find his hammer, Mjolnir. When they get there, they meet up with an old friend of Thor’s, Beta Ray Bill, who is also in search of Mjolnir. Meanwhile, Peter is trying to come to terms with his feelings for Gamora. He spends much of the film trying to decide whether he should return to Earth or stay on Asgard with her. He eventually decides that she deserves a life without him, and leaves her behind. However, he is unaware that Gamora still has feelings for him.
After Beta Ray Bill’s victory over Surtur at Nidavellir, Loki takes the opportunity to unleash Ragnarök by destroying Jotunheim before Thanos can destroy it himself.
Pom Klementieff portrays Mantis
Mantis is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy who first appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. She is an empath who can sense the emotions and feelings of others. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Mantis will be teaming up with Thor to help him deal with his midlife crisis. Director Taika Waititi said that she will be helping Thor sort out how he’s feeling. He doesn’t know what he wants, Waititi said. Mantis really helps him figure it out.
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Dave Bautista portrays Drax the Destroyer
Drax the Destroyer is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973). Drax is a large muscular humanoid whose great strength, endurance, and combat ability make him a formidable warrior. He also has the ability to absorb and release cosmic energy, which he uses to fly and fire blasts of concussive force. His sole motivation is his own personal vendetta against Thanos, who killed his family when Drax was but an infant.
He joins the fight against Thanos and proves himself as one of Earth’s mightiest heroes while continuing his personal quest for revenge against Thanos.
Drax later becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy after meeting them on Knowhere, before moving on to join their roster full-time following his adventures with the Avengers in outer space.
Karen Gillan portrays Nebula
Nebula is a former Luphomoid assassin, daughter of the intergalactic warlord Thanos and adoptive sister of Gamora. In Avengers: Infinity War, Nebula allied with her father in order to destroy half the universe. However, she was betrayed by Thanos and abandoned on Titan. In Avengers: Endgame, Nebula killed Thanos after he had Snap removed from existence.
I’m so excited for the opportunity to play someone so badass, Gillan said in an interview about playing Nebula. She has this huge grudge against her family and she’s not afraid to do anything about it.Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
Vin Diesel portrays Groot
Groot is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960). Groot is a sentient tree-like creature who first appeared as an invader that attacked Earth before being defeated by the Fantastic Four. The character has been featured in various media adaptations, such as animated television series, toys, and films. Vin Diesel played Groot in the 2014 live-action film Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), while Jimmy Vee provided his voice for most of these appearances. Diesel also voiced Groot in several video games, including 2017’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2; 2018’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy; 2019’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4; 2020’s Soul Calibur VI; 2021’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Bradley Cooper portrays Rocket
Rocket is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, an extraterrestrial superhero team. In Avengers: Infinity War, he is Thor’s ally in the fight against Thanos. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Rocket has a bounty placed on him by the Sovereign. In Avengers: Endgame, Rocket helps Thor defeat Thanos and his army. Bradley Cooper provides the voice of Rocket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. James Gunn directed that Cooper would play Rocket in a more ‘voice-over’ style to bring something different to the character for Guardians of the Galaxy. For Avengers: Infinity War, Cooper also did motion capture for his character; Rocket also features prominently in post-credit scenes from earlier MCU films. The film’s writers had not fully completed the script when Gunn brought Cooper aboard as voice actor and occasional puppeteer, so they changed some dialogue after doing improv with him at times during production.
Sean Gunn portrays Kraglin Obfonteri
Kraglin is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy who first appeared in the film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is an ally of Star-Lord and is often seen carrying around his boss’s signature weapon, Yaka Arrow. In Avengers: Infinity War, Kraglin aids Thanos in his quest to obtain the Infinity Stones. However, he eventually betrays Thanos and helps the Avengers defeat him. As such, Gunn reprised his role for Thor: Love and Thunder as Kraglin Obfonteri. His character has been described as very reliable by Kevin Feige.
Matt Damon & Sam Neill
In an interview with Collider, director Taika Waititi said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film. He’s just trying to figure out his purpose, said Waititi. What happened at the end of Ragnarok left him feeling a little bit lost. That’s one of the things we’re exploring, he doesn’t know who he is any more. The relationship between Thor and Jane Foster is interesting because it has this instant history to it because they have been together for a long time. I think there are mixed feelings on both sides but there is still love there on both sides so they can’t quite let go even though they should probably move on with their lives.
Lena Headey in the film but her scenes were also removed
In an interview with IndieWire, director Taika Waititi confirmed that Headey had shot scenes for the film as the Asgardian goddess of death, Hela. However, due to story changes during editing, her scenes were ultimately cut from the final film. This isn’t the first time Hela’s scenes have been cut from a Thor movie; she was also removed from 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. However, this is the first time Headey has actually acted in one of the films.
Chris Hemsworth’s daughter, India, portrays Love, Gorr’s daughter
India Rose Hemsworth (born 11 May 1992) is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Cheyenne in the American television series Neighbours (2015–2016). She has also appeared in TV series such as Home and Away, Winners & Losers, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Danger 5, Please Like Me and Wentworth. She was nominated for a Logie Award in 2017 and 2018, respectively, for Outstanding New Talent. Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange/Master of the Mystic Arts:
An English actor, screenwriter, film producer, director and comedian who performs in film, television, theatre and radio. He is best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock since 2010. He is also well-known for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
Idris Elba appears as Heimdall
Heimdall is the all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian sentry of the Bifröst Bridge, who guards the way to Asgard. In Thor: Ragnarok, Heimdall was ousted from his position by Hela and stripped of his power. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Heimdall will have a much larger role to play as he helps Thor reclaim his throne. It’s great because we get to see what he can do with more screen time, Elba said. I’ve always wanted to show that Heimdall has this huge capability but they don’t really know how he would use it. And now he does! It’s really exciting for me because I get to be in the forefront of things for once. Idris Elba appears as Heimdall : Heimdall is the all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian sentry of the Bifröst Bridge, who guards the way to Asgard. In Thor: Ragnarok, Heimdall was ousted from his position by Hela and stripped of his power. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Heimdall will have a much larger role to play as he helps Thor reclaim his throne.
Jeff Goldblum and Peter Dinklage as Grandmaster from Thor
Goldblum said that the Grandmaster is a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker who is in love with games and playing games and winning games. Dinklage said that the Grandmaster is a very lonely character who views Thor as a pawn in his game. I feel like I’m the opposite of this guy—someone who really wants to live life but has trouble finding joy in it sometimes.
I have kids, I have family members I care about, I have friends that are still alive. It’s not like my existence doesn’t give me an enormous amount of happiness, but for this guy? He doesn’t care about anything else at all.
Written by Taika Waititi
Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film, as he is just trying to figure out his purpose. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Waititi said that Thor is trying to find a way to move on from the events of Avengers: Endgame. He’s struggling with what his place is in the world now, Waititi said. He doesn’t have any idea what to do next.
Thor’s feeling lost because he has nothing left. I think Thor is at a point where he feels like his life has no meaning, Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly in January 2019. He might feel useless because all the Asgardians are gone.
The new movie will be set five years after the end of Avengers: Endgame, which saw Thanos snap away half of life across all six Infinity Stones.
The next five years will see Thor dealing with how much loss there was after everything was erased from existence by Thanos’ fateful snap and where things go from here without everyone they know and love. Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
Produced by Kevin Feige And Brad Winderbaum
Chris Hemsworth is reprising his role as Thor in the upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder. The film is set to be released in November 2021, and will see Thor go through a midlife crisis. Director Taika Waititi said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in the film, as he is just trying to figure out his purpose. In this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman) may have her chance at becoming Thor.
Music by Michael Giacchino And Nami Melumad
Michael Giacchino is no stranger to composing for superheroes. He’s written the scores for films like Spider-Man, The Incredibles, and Doctor Strange. For Thor: Love and Thunder, he teamed up with Nami Melumad to create a score that captures the film’s epic scope and heart. The two were given an early version of the script by director Taika Waititi and composer Mark Mothersbaugh. They worked on music independently before coming together to figure out how they could best collaborate
on the project. It was really exciting because we knew there was going to be some of our fingerprints in this, said Melumad in an interview with Film Music Magazine
And we’re such big fans of each other so it was fun.
In addition to writing music for many of Thor’s scenes, Giacchino also wrote a new theme song for the character which will debut at the end of Avengers: Endgame.
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Why this midlife crisis story works for Thor
In our society, midlife crises are often portrayed as negative. But in Thor: Love and Thunder, director Taika Waititi uses Thor’s crisis to show how the character can grow and change. By the end of the film, Thor has gone through a journey of self-discovery and comes out the other side a better person. This story works because it shows that even though midlife crises can be tough, they can also be a time of growth and positive change. The Thor we meet at the beginning of the movie is not exactly perfect – he’s arrogant, lacks humility, and is pretty convinced he knows what his life should look like. When he starts having doubts about his life and abilities, this becomes an opportunity for him to learn something new.
Midlife crises may have a reputation for being dark moments in one’s life but this movie proves that there is more than one way to approach them. Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
The journey from Ragnarok to Love and Thunder
After the events of Ragnarok, Thor is left feeling lost and without purpose. He decides to take some time off from being an Avenger to travel the universe and figure out what he wants to do next. On his journey, he meets new friends and enemies, all of which help him realize that his true purpose is to protect those he loves. Thor: Love and Thunder is a story about Thor coming to terms with his past and finding a new reason to fight for the future. The film starts with a prologue depicting Odin passing on his power to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) before dying in her arms. It then cuts to present day where Jane Foster has just been crowned Queen of Asgard after defeating her rival Hela (Cate Blanchett). It turns out Hela had been imprisoned for millennia but escaped during Ragnarok. She found Odin in Norway and killed him, thus stealing his power. The prologue also shows how Jane was able to defeat Hela by using the power she absorbed from Odin as well as Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, which she inherited when she became queen.
Our main takeaway
Chris Hemsworth is one of our favorite actors. He always brings his A-game, whether he’s playing the badass Thor or the lovable goofball in Ghostbusters. So we’re excited to see what he does with the character in Thor: Love and Thunder, especially since director Taika Waititi has said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis. We can’t wait to see how Hemsworth portrays this struggling Avenger as he tries to figure out his purpose. And while he’ll have plenty of friends and family on hand to help him get back on track (including Valkyrie), it looks like a new woman will also enter the picture: Dr. Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman). If you know anything about Norse mythology, you’ll know that she’s basically Thor’s lady love, so their meeting promises to be exciting!
Frequently asked questions
Who was the original choice for Thor?
The original choice for Thor was actually Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki. But when director Kenneth Branagh couldn’t get the rights to use the character, he instead chose Chris Hemsworth, who had just auditioned for the role of Captain America.
Interestingly enough, both Tom Hiddleston and Chris Evans ended up playing Marvel characters; Hiddleston as Loki in Thor and The Avengers, and Evans as Captain America in The First Avenger and The Avengers.
Chris Hemsworth was perfect for the role of Thor; he is tall, handsome, muscular, and has a great sense of humor. He brought the character to life on screen and has become one of the most popular Marvel characters.
Who turned down the role of Thor?
Chris Hemsworth wasn’t the only actor considered for the role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, he was almost passed over in favor of another actor. But, as they say, the rest is history. Here’s a look at who else was considered for the role of Thor and why Chris Hemsworth ultimately won out. -Gerard Butler: A popular choice among fans, but he has said that the studio wanted someone younger.
-Robert Downey Jr.: The Iron Man star was offered the part and turned it down because his agent felt that this would mean an end to his career as a lead actor
-Will Smith: Was offered the part but had scheduling conflicts with Men in Black III Thor: Love and Thunder – Chris Hemsworth’s Midlife Crisis
How did Chris Hemsworth get cast as Thor?
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. He started acting at the age of 13.
Hemsworth first gained recognition as Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
He also performed on stage with the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London when he was 17 years old, playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In 2007, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career full-time.
Is Chris Hemsworth not playing Thor?
It was recently announced that Chris Hemsworth would not be playing Thor in the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder. This news came as a shock to many, as Hemsworth has played the character for the past ten years. According to sources, Hemsworth is going through a midlife crisis and is just trying to figure out his purpose. It is unclear who will take over the role of Thor, but we do know that it will be someone new. We’ll have to wait and see how this all plays out!