Thor: Love and Thunder Trailer Welcomes Jane Foster's Goddess of Thunder
The trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder has finally arrived.
Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, offering a first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe's fourth Thor movie, which will star Chris Hemsworth as the titular God of Thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.
The trailer comes after significant demand from fans, many of whom speculated about the trailer's absence was due to the release of Disney+'s Moon Knight series. With Thor: Love and Thunder set to release in theaters on July 8, this gives the fourth Thor film the shortest marketing window in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe between the release of a first trailer and a film's release date. This was a record previously held by 2008's The Incredible Hulk, the first trailer for which was released 93 days before it premiered in theaters. By comparison, the longest window was for 2011's Avengers, which released its first trailer 280 days before its theatrical release date.
It was unclear for some time when the teaser for Love and Thunder would release, especially after director Taika Waititi revealed as early as March 2022 that the film still wasn't finished. "It's still not finished," said Waititi. "It comes out in July, so probably the end of June [laughs]. Probably like a day before the premiere [laughs]. That's how we do it." Additionally, the film was reportedly conducting another round of reshoots just a few months before its scheduled theatrical debut, though this was not officially confirmed by Marvel Studios.
Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor for Love and Thunder, which will pick up after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will see the God of Thunder joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy and Portman's Jane Foster, who will is expected to take on the mantle of the next God of Thunder.
"It was really fun," Portman said about her preparation to play a more muscular Jane Foster. "It was very physical, so it was a lot of both agility work and also strength work. It definitely helps you get into character, and it’s definitely changed the way I move. You walk differently; you feel different. I mean, it’s so wild to feel strong for the first time in my life."
Waititi has previously stated that Love and Thunder will not only be "crazier," but much more emotional than its previous film, Thor: Ragnarok. "It's crazier. I'll tell you what's different," the director said. "There'll be far more emotion in this film. And a lot more love. And a lot more thunder. And a lot more Thor, if you've seen the photos."
Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on July 8.