When we last saw Thor, the Blip had taken a toll on his physical and mental health. But after defeating Thanos for good, he set off with the Guardians of the Galaxy and left Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) in charge of Asgard. It's now three years later and the Norse god is back in shape but dealing with new complications.
First, a new hero wields Mjolnir: Jane Rogers (Natalie Portman), Thor's ex-girlfriend. This marks Portman's return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in nearly a decade. (Her brief appearance in Avengers: Endgame was merely archival footage.) He'll have to put aside his romantic feelings to join forces with her, Valkyrie and Korg (Taika Waititi). That's because Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) has set out to commit deicide across the universe. Waititi returns as director, bringing his sense of humor and color palette with him. The MCU needs both.
Thor: Love and Thunder premieres in theaters on Friday, July 8. Check out the trailer below.