Thor: Love and Thunder is a 2022 American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The movie is directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, and Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman. In the movie, Thor tries to find inner peace but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie (Thompson), Korg (Waititi), and Jane Foster (Portman) – who is now the Mighty Thor – to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bale). from removing all the gods.
Thor: Love and Thunder premiered at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on June 23, 2022, and was released in the United States on July 8 as part of Phase Four of the MCU. The movie earned praise for its lightness and performances, particularly by Bale and Portman, while criticism was directed at its inconsistent tone and script. Now, know about Thor: Love and Thunder movie.
Thor: Love and Thunder: Synopsis
“Thor: Love and Thunder.” Gorr and his daughter Love struggle in the desert without food or water. After Love dies, Gorr finds the lush realm of his god Rapu, who mocks Gorr’s pleas for salvation. Gorr renounces Rap, who moves in to kill Gorr. The god-killing Necrosword weapon is offered to Gorr, who kills Rapu with it, vowing to kill all gods. The Necrosword allows Gorr to manipulate shadows but also curses him with impending death.
After Gorr kills several gods, Thor learns of a distress signal from Sif. Thor splits up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and finds an injured Sif. She warns him that Gorr’s next destination is New Asgard and they are traveling there. Dr. Meanwhile, Jane Foster, Thor’s former girlfriend, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, with medical treatment ineffective.
She goes to New Asgard in the hope that Thor’s broken hammer Mjolnir will magically heal her. Mjolnir reforges and fuses with Foster after Thor unwittingly enchanted it to protect her years ago. Thor arrives in New Asgard just as Gorr begins to attack the city with shadow creatures. Thor is surprised to find Foster with Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor, but teams up with her, King of New Asgard Valkyrie, and Korg to fight Gorr anyway. The group thwarts Gorr, but he escapes and kidnaps several Asgard children.
The group travels to Omnipotence City to warn the other gods and ask them for help. The leader of the gods, Zeus, is afraid of Gorr and does not want to help him. Zeus orders the group captured to prevent them from revealing the location of Omnipotence City to Gorr. The group battles the Omnipotence City army. When Zeus injures Korg, Thor impales Zeus with his own lightning bolt, which Valkyrie steals during their escape. As the journey continues, Thor and Foster rekindle their romantic relationship and Foster inadvertently reveals her illness.
The group travels to the Shadow Realm to save the children. However, this turns out to be a ruse for Gorr to take Thor’s Stormbreaker ax to open the Bifrost, enter the realm of Eternity, and wish for Eternity to destroy all the gods. Gorr overpowers the group, severely injuring Valkyrie and successfully stealing the Stormbreaker while the group flees back to Earth.
Exhausted from using Mjolnir, Foster is warned that using it one more time will likely kill her. Thor convinces Foster to let him fight alone while she recovers. Thor finds the kidnapped children and imbues them with Thor’s power to fight Gorr’s creatures while he fights Gorr. When Foster senses that Gorr is about to kill Thor, she joins the battle with Mjolnir to save him. They destroy the Necrosword, but Gorr enters the realm of Eternity, while Thor and Foster are also brought there.
When Gorr is ready to grant his wish, Thor begs Gorr to revive his daughter instead of destroying the gods. Thor lets Gorr decide while he attends to Foster as she is dying. Foster succumbs to her illness in Thor’s arms. Gorr’s wish to revive Love is granted by Eternity. Thor agrees to Gorr’s request to take care of Love. Gorr dies from the curse. The children return to New Asgard, where Valkyrie and Sif begin training them. Thor, now once again in possession of Mjolnir, continues his adventures to help the people, with Love, now wielding Stormbreaker, at his side.
In the mid-credits scene, a recovering Zeus sends his son Hercules to kill Thor. In the post-credits scene, Foster arrives at the gates of Valhalla, where Heimdall welcomes her. “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
Thor: Love And Thunder Ending, Explained: What Happened At The End?
Jane Foster is dead in Midgard (the Asgardian name for the Earth realm). But because she became a Space Viking before she died, her soul and/or her physical self were transported to Valhalla. There she is greeted by Heimdall (Idris Elba). He was last stabbed by Ebony Maw (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) in Avengers: Infinity War. But it seems he’s been chilling in Valhalla all this time.
This begs the question: do any of the Asgard have to mourn? Because if death means chilling in Valhalla, then is all death meaningless? Am I right or am I exaggerating? Anyway, Jane and Heimdall are in Valhalla and I assume she’ll meet Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and Frigga (Rene Russo) there and they’ll party.
So according to the comics, Jane Foster’s tenure as Mighty Thor wasn’t that short-lived. She battled Malekith and Cul Borson. She participated in secret wars. She became a senator of the Congress of Worlds while being hunted by the Cul. She aided Thor in the war between Svartalfheim and Alfheim and met several versions of Loki. Her death in the comics and her death in the movie is similar.
Transforming into Mighty Thor made her cancer worse. But to stop Mangog, she did it anyway and died. Thor and Odin pulled Jane back from the gates of Valhalla and essentially resurrected her. And she continued to fight cancer and stay away from Mjolnir and her Mighty Thor transformation. Will a movie do all of this in the future? I really do not know. “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
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