The new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer has a lot of crazy things going on.
Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, and Natalie Portman are all in it. It comes out on July 8.
This morning, the teaser trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder came out, and it sent the whole comics-loving world into a tizzy! The trailer is a little all over the place, but we’re hoping the movie will be better than the sum of its parts, which look like they were glued together with more CGI than The Mitchells vs. The Machines did.
We also get a look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Lady Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Russell Crowe as Zeus. Taika Waititi is the writer and director of the movie, which came out after Thor. There is no sign of Christian Bale’s character, Gorr, the God-Butcher. There is still a lot to look at, and some of it is even fun.
In the beginning, Thor gives us a voice-over. We see a few images of young Thors running through a forest for some reason. Look! We can see an old-fashioned Thor costume with yellow wraps on the shoes and a weird belt! It’s very weird, but we can see it! This is one of the early comic book Thor designs that was changed before he made his movie debut.
Thor meditates under a tree on a planet with two suns. Small pieces of fabric are tied to the branches. This is a wishing tree, which is common in many cultures. The tree’s silhouette looks like a Banyan tree, which is a tree in the Hindu tradition. This could also be a picture of Yggdrasil, the Norse tree of life that holds the universe in place and is the source of all life. I can already tell that this is going to be a Marvel version of Eat, Pray, Love because of how it looks.
When it comes to comic books, Marvel doesn’t seem to learn. This “back in shape” montage was a bad idea. Sure, Thor is known for being very fit, and Chris Hemsworth was hired because he looks like that. Since many people were upset about Thor’s fatphobia in Endgame, this seems like a bad idea. You could have just not joked about fat people. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want Hemsworth in a fat suit. You don’t need this joke. Just show him without a fat suit in the first scene. To be clear: We don’t need or want this. We didn’t ask for this.
Another thing that looks bad is this huge, chained skeleton that’s very scary. Because Marvel has a lot of money to spend on CGI, I want to be impressed. It doesn’t say who this person is either. It’s Ymir (Too tropical.) There was a storm (This guy still has his skull.) Underneath, there is an unknown rock giant that has been held there for all time. There’s no way this guy should have made it into a Marvel movie. He looks like the first model for an Elden Ring villain and not something that should have been in the end.
As the Guardians are protecting a blue-skinned alien species, Thor shows up. He throws off his robe and shows off a rock-god look that wouldn’t look out of place in a Guns N’ Roses music video. Because the vista looks similar, I think I’m right. I could be wrong.
In one of the best CGI costume choices I’ve ever seen, Korg wears blue and red harlequin pants with gold accents and boots with fur. I love it. I want to personally thank Taika Waititi for being the most mean person in the world.
Here are two seconds of Norse myth/Marvel characters Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, both of whom appear in this video (aka Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder). Even though they look like they’re doing their job, like taking Thor’s ship away from New Asgard, they might show up in the whole movie.
With a hanging garden vibe and a lot of structures that look more like Angkor Wat than the Parthenon, who can say for sure? For me, it would be nice if Marvel made the home of the Greek and Roman gods look at least like it was based on Greek and Roman architecture. What do you think? I’m a little too high on Marvel.
I don’t know who this girl is. Probably not. This is just another random woman who was added to the MCU to finish off a man’s emotional journey.
There’s a lot of this type of pose going on. Among the things we see in this close-up are some pretty awful-looking gold lamé and an awful-looking lightning bolt from Zeus, played by Russel Crowe. In the movie, Crowe is wearing gold lamé forearm straps and has two sexy women to the right of him. This makes it impossible for me to enjoy the movie at all.
It comes from the comic Thor #3 drawn by Esad Ribc in 2012. (see original here). Ribc may or may not have been paid or even credited for this. This was the God Butcher arc, so at least the movie is sticking to that at least. No, based on Marvel’s track record when it comes to acknowledging the contributions of comic book artists to the MCU. But we’ll see.