“Thor: Love and Thunder” Offers Up Electrifying Trailer

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.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.