Watch: Thor Love & Thunder Trailer Gets Very Mixed Responses

The first, and surprisingly delayed, movie trailer for the third Thor sequel has landed online. 


Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder | Official Teaser


The teaser features both the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the first look at Natalie Portman as “The Mighty Thor” aka “Lady Thor”. The trailer depicts Thor trying to figure out exactly who he is. He also wants to “choose his own path” as he claims his “superheroing days are over.” There is also an odd sequence with Thor looking flirtatiously at Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, and LGBTQ activists have responded in force online. Otherwise, responses have been all over the place. 


Here’s a sampling:






But not everyone agreed.







Some took the opportunity to promote their own work, while several accounts took the opportunity to celebrate the role Taika Waititi has played in “gaying up” the Marvel Cinematic Universe.









Many pro-LGBTQ agenda accounts seemed especially delighted that Chris Pratt was the object of Thor’s flirtations.




What’s your take?


To me it looks like a mixed-bag. I enjoyed the first and third Thor movies, but Dark World was just so-so for me. I like the soundtrack choices and the look, but on the whole I’m not a huge Taika fan, since I feel he overdoes the camp aspects and definitely plays into a lot of politics in his pictures. I’m hopeful for an enjoyable film, but willing to wait for home video release on this one, like I’ve done for the previous three MCU films (Black Widow, Shang-Chi, The Eternals).


Tell me what you think of the new Thor trailer in the comments below and if you’re more or less interested in seeing the film after viewing the trailer.

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