Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters this weekend and features many popular MCU characters, as well as some newcomers and a few fun guest appearances. The film featured not only the return of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but also Natalie Portman (Jane Foster). Tessa Thompson (King Valkyrie), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) and Taika Waititi (Korg). The film also shows some of the Guardians of the Galaxy Stars Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher and Russell Crowe as Zeus. Warning: Thor: Love and Thunder Cameo spoilers ahead!
In addition to revealing the MCU’s newest god, Thor: Love and Thunderr also featured the return of Loki’s acting actors from Thor: Ragnarok. Sam Neil played Odin again, Matt Damon played Loki, and Luke Hemsworth played Thor. This time they were joined by Melissa McCarthy as Hela. The film also includes a funny scene where the characters of Damon and Luke Hemsworth approach Valkyrie to work on another play. As it turns out, Thompson struggled to capture the scene.
“There was a cut where that part went away and I was so sad, but then it came back and I was so happy. I was like, ‘This has to be in the movie!'” Thompson said The Hollywood Reporter. “So I was very sad for a brief second when it wasn’t there, but that was so much fun. Having her there to explore the importance of theater and storytelling as expressed in Asgardian culture, I just loved that.”
While Thompson was allowed to share screen with Damon and the elder Hemsworth, she did not appear in any scenes with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Well I didn’t … I just came on set to watch because I wasn’t in any of the Guardian stuff and I don’t remember which one of them said it to me, but someone asked me, ‘It is the? always like that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, it’s…'” Thompson shared fandango. “I think what you said, Taika. I think it’s like… we’re used to a certain level of chaos. Like we exist in a certain level of chaos because there’s always like the version that’s on the page and then… We throw that away and make a bunch… we probably know that… 95% of that is never going to be in the movie , but you do it for the 5% who can live there.
Thor: Love and Thunder hit theaters this weekend to mixed reviews. The MCU film is currently on Rotten Tomatoes with a 68% critic rating from 311 reviews and an 81% audience rating from over 5,000 reviews. Comicbook.com‘s Jenna Anderson gave the film a 3.5 out of 5, calling it “electrifying and unpredictable”.
Thor: love and thunder is in cinemas now.