The first full trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder arrived and somehow found a new angle on the journey of Chris Hemsworth’s titular hero. This time around, we also get a solid look at Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer “who seeks the extinction of the gods.”
There are also more shots of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), playing out some of the interactions she’ll have with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who as we saw in the trailer wields Mjolnir, and even a flash quick of some guardians of the galaxy friends.
So who holds the title of Mighty Thor, and what has Jane been up to for eight years, seven months, and six days? We don’t know yet, but we do know that in addition to the return of the vibrant color palette that director Taika Waititi is picking up from Thor: Ragnarokthere seems to be a black and white Snyder Cut-ish segment in store as Gorr takes on the heroes of the MCU.
Unsurprisingly, however, none of these are as important as a nudge from Zeus (Russell Crowe) himself. Expect to see all of the above and, of course, Taika Waititi as Korg, when Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters July 8, 2022.