In conversation with EW, Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Love and Thunder, commented that the film will be very different from the other adventures of the God of Thunder.
Waititi said he didn’t want to make a new Thor: Ragnarok because he had already done it:
“I needed to do something more interesting for myself to keep the whole thing going and make sure I’m feeling creatively stimulated. I thought, what’s the least expected thing with this franchise?“, he said.
Although the film has comedy, the romance and midlife crisis of the character will be present in the film.
“Ragnarok felt like a party. It was pretty festive. The new [filme] it’s still fun, but thematically, it’s about something a little deeper in comparison. It’s not a serious movie, and it’s not a drama, but we deal with ideas that many people face in their lives – universal themes about love and loss and our place in the world. It’s like a midlife crisis movie, actually.”
After Thanos, Thor is full of doubts, yearning to find his purpose in this new universe. And it is at this point that he meets Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portmanwielding the hammer Mjolnir.
Starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, the fourth film will also star Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum and Vin Diesel. Bale will play Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods and Crowe will play the mythological god Zeus – watch the teaser.
Thor: Love and Thunder opens in national cinemas on July 7, 2022.