Marvel announced the title for Love and Thunder back in 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con, where studio boss Kevin Feige revealed that Natalie Portman would be returning to the franchise for the first since Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Chris Hemsworth recently promised fans that the new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder “is gonna blow your mind,” and now they can judge for themselves, after the new look debuted during Monday’s NBA playoff game on ABC.
So did it impress MCU fans?
The new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer was… just wow. This movie has to be good. I don’t know what will happen to me if it’s another boring Phase 4 movie. It’s probably gonna be my villain origin story or something like that. But I trust Taika Waititi with my life. pic.twitter.com/20kmIt0QgR
— Black Shadow (@BlackShadowCOPY) May 24, 2022
I’m really hoping love and thunder can bring me out of the MCU funk I’m having. In Taika we trust.
— ElektraWitxh (@EWitxh) May 24, 2022
thor love and thunder is for the lgbtq+ community only
— abbi 12 33 (@maximoffmiIf) May 24, 2022
i hate to say it but thor love and thunder looks quite meh
— juniper 🌸🍄⁉️ (@juniposting) May 24, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder looks kind of “meh” in my opinion. There’s something bland and lazy about the “every character eventually becomes some kind of superhero” trope in recent Marvel movies. It’s the same trope that killed the CW Arrow series.
— Ben (@broodingcath) May 24, 2022
Thor Love & Thunder looks meh. I should be hyped for Gorr the God Butcher but it doesn’t look all that appealing to me. I like Christian Bale, but I don’t think this is looking as good as I had hoped.
— Phil Johnson (@Godt1erscrubman) May 24, 2022
I’m sorry but thor love and thunder or whatever it’s called looks like the most boring marvel movie to date and I thought it couldn’t get worse than ant man and the w*sp
— ً (@blankiebff) May 24, 2022
MI 7, Thor Love and Thunder and now The Gray Man… such meh trailers. Whatever happened to trailers that generated excitement! Fallout teaser with friction and Ragnarok teaser with Immigrant Song were so so much better.
— Ethan Worah 🔗 (@Eddict316) May 24, 2022
Ngl thor: love n thunder’s trailer is so boring 😭😭
— ⌁ ECAH WEEK (@onlyforjnk_) May 24, 2022
God damn Chris Hemsworth got swoll af for this new Thor movie
— Squintz-Depressed Laker/Cowboy fan (@theboysquintz) May 24, 2022
In the new film, Portman’s Jane Foster will assume the mantle of Mighty Thor. Other stars include Tessa Thompson, returning as Valkyrie, and franchise newcomers Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The project brings back actors from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, including Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista.
Filmmaker Taika Waititi returns to direct Love and Thunder after revitalizing the Thor franchise with Thor: Ragnarok (2017). In the years since, Waititi has won an Oscar and become a key part of the Disney family, acting in and directing episodes of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and developing a Star Wars feature for the studio.
Eric D. July didn’t hide his disgust with the trailer:
Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters July 8.