Love and Thunder’ teaser reveals Natalie Portman as the new Thor

Soon after a crack from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Natalie Portman is back again and more highly effective than at any time in the initially teaser for “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

The fourth movie in the “Thor” sequence is directed by Taika Waititi, who helmed the effectively-received “Thor: Ragnarok.” The film follows on the heels of “Avengers: Endgame,” which finished with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth), adrift right after the fall of his kingdom Asgard, leaving Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy. The teaser begins with him as a member of the team, with Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel established to reprise their roles. Past MCU stars Tessa Thompson and Waititi himself — as the rock gladiator Korg — will also return for the film, but the major instant of the teaser will come in the last seconds, when Portman’s Jane Foster is unveiled as the new Mighty Thor.

Established to Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child ‘O Mine,” the trailer starts with Thor on a quest of self-discovery. “These hands ended up the moment employed for battle, now they are but humble resources for peace,” he claims as he places apart his new hammer Stormbreaker and watches an intergalactic sunset. “Now I need to figure out specifically who I am.”

Just after a weight-reduction teaching montage and a new outfit, Thor leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy behind to uncover his have route. He statements his superhero times are over and sets off with Korg throughout the galaxy. The teaser exhibits quick glimpses of Thompson’s Valkyrie ruling over New Asgard as its king, a lightning-bolt wielding male who’s possible Russell Crowe as the Greek god Zeus, and Thor on a pirate ship kissing an unfamiliar female. Capping off the teaser, Portman phone calls down Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, which is now magically pieced back together, and debuts her comedian-correct Mighty Thor costume.

There’s no signal of Christian Bale’s villain, Gorr the God Butcher, but the plot description describes him as a killer seeking the extinction of the gods. Thor, Valkyrie, Korg and Jane will have to team up on “a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the secret of the God Butcher’s vengeance and cease him right before it is much too late.”

The tale of “Love and Thunder” is centered on Jason Aaron’s critically-acclaimed operate on the comedian book “The Mighty Thor,” which observed Jane Foster, who dated and broke up with Thor, just take up the superhero’s mantle immediately after the sacred hammer Mjolnir deemed the Odinson unworthy and stripped him of his powers. In the comics, having said that, Foster’s newfound electricity-up comes at a heavy price: Each time she employs the hammer, her breast cancer gets worse and worse. It’s unclear regardless of whether the motion picture will follow the exact same storyline, though.

Portman reprises the part of Jane following very last showing up in 2013’s “Thor: the Darkish Environment.” She reportedly still left the collection thanks to currently being sad with the film, and specifically the substitute of the unique director Patty Jenkins with Alan Taylor. Nonetheless, Waititi reportedly instantly persuaded Portman to return to the MCU for the undertaking.

In addition to outdated faces, “Love and Thunder” will also introduce new forged members to the franchise. Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher is a more new addition to the Marvel canon, acquiring been developed by Aaron and Esad Ribic in 2013. Melissa McCarthy and her spouse Ben Falcone are also envisioned to make cameo appearances. Jenny Morris and Simon Russell Beale have been forged in undisclosed roles for the film. Jaimie Alexander, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum are also set to reprise their MCU roles.

Waititi wrote the script for the film with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The movie is produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum. Marvel Studios makes. The film filmed in Sydney, Australia final year, right after currently being delayed regularly thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thor: Adore and Thunder” premieres in theaters July 8.