Despite the trailer for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ introduce some pretty dark scenes from Gorr the Butchers of the Gods (Christian Bale), the sequence is intended for children.
The information was confirmed by the director and co-writer. Taika Waititi, during an interview for the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Asked about the Norse mythology influences on the film, waititi he responded:
“It’s all there, but we’ve intensified the children’s point of view. When you look at this movie, it’s like we asked a group of six-year-olds what they would like to see in a movie, and we just said yes to everything.”
He joked that: “It’s so ridiculous. There’s a Viking ship being towed through space by two giant goats, and that’s Thor’s vehicle in this movie. And that comes from Norse Mythology! So I see people who are like, ‘Seriously, taika?’ But we took that out of mythology.”
waititi also cited a pretty delusional example from Norse mythology involving Loki and joked that this should have made it into the MCU by now.
“Loki has already turned into a mare, bred a serpent, became pregnant and gave birth to an eight-legged horse. Why wasn’t this explained in the Avengers movies? we need to see Tom Hiddleston pregnant waiting for a horse.”
Remembering that ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ arrives in national cinemas on the day July 7th.
Watch the latest trailer:
The film features Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he has ever faced: the quest for self-knowledge. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the Butcher of the Gods (Christian Bale), which seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magic hammer, Mjolnir, being the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the Butcher of the Gods’ revenge and stop him before it’s too late.
As the film will include the participation of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (waititi) Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), mantis (Pom Klementieff), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), there are several possibilities for this novel.
The cast is also made up of Jaime Alexander (Lady Sif), Jeff Goldblum (Grand Master), Christian Bale (Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods) and Russell Crowe (Zeus).
Melissa McCarthy will play the “fake version” of Hela in the Asgard theater troupe, alongside Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill.
Michael Giacchino (‘Batman’, ‘Ratatouille’) is responsible for the soundtrack.