Released July 9, Thor: Love and Thunder will be the fourth MCU project of the year, next Moon Knight, Doctor Strange 2and Mrs. Marvel (which premieres on June 8 at Disney +). However, unlike the Multiversal Benedict Cumberbatch sequel and the studio’s Disney + origin stories, Bull 4 marks Chris Hemsworth’s return to Phase 4, as well as his reunion with Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman.
However, for those who have heard the news and seen the trailers and trailers, Jane is back in a different capacity this time around. Why Love and ThunderJane Foster of Portman is now the Mighty Thor.
Given Thor’s trailer reacts to seeing Jane use Mjolnir, this news is quite surprising. But because of the threat of Gorr the God Butcher by Christian Balethe soul-seeking Son of Odin will need reinforcements.
As for Marvel Studios, the fact that Thor is no longer that one and has only played a huge role in the marketing of the film so far; and now, Marvel has dropped a brand new commercial highlighting the powerful duo.
New Advertisement Focuses on the Two Bulls of Love and Thunder
In a new advertisement for Thor: Love and Thundershared by @sebbazzChris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman jokingly arguing about their respective versions of Thor and their characters’ abilities.
After Hemsworth confirms that God of Thunder has returned for a brand new film, Portman expresses how “excited and honored” she must “take the role.”
Of course, Hemsworth gets involved, explaining that “I’ll still be there playing Toro. The original. OG,” before Natalie Portman explains the situation, saying she’ll play,
“The Mighty Thor. So Thor, but more powerful.”
Sometimes Hemsworth takes care of his character’s abilities, which range from swinging Stormbreaker to defend the galaxy, the Love and Thunder actress responds with, “I mean, too?”
The full promotion can be seen below:
Thor 4’s Focus on Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor
With 2017s Toro: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi revived and revised the Marvel Studios Toro franchise; and now, in Love and Thunderit seems the director intends to do the same for Natalie Portman’s Jane.
What’s particularly interesting is that the decision to make Jane the Mighty Thor was anything but a secret. In fact, at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, Waititi confirmed this reality to the fans with Portman appearing on stage with Mjolnir.
Now that the film’s advertising campaign is in full swing, it’s clear that Marvel Studios hasn’t changed strategies. Portman’s Mighty Thor revelation served as the first Love and Thunder sting of a trailerand in later trailers and TV spots, she was shown in action and alongside Thor.
This new commercial with Hemsworth and Portman is just another example of Bull 4Marvel Studios ’marketing strategy which, given Marvel Studios’ propensity for secrecy and revelation, is surprising. So why is the studio leading with this turn in the MCU story of God of Thunder?
Well, although Portman starred in the original Toro and Thor: The Dark Worldthe actress has not been a part of the MCU since 2014. Her stellar status – along with news of her return – is sure to arouse public interest.
Secondly, for those who don’t know the comics, Jane Foster’s struggle with cancer will probably be a revelation entirely on its own, as are the other events of the film involving Gorr the God Butcher.
But there is also speculation about that Bull 4 will include another important character that Marvel Studios is keeping secret; and due to the positioning of Thor and Korg in certain trailers and commercials, it seems that Marvel may have removed someone to keep their revelation for the film itself.
While the validity of that rumor remains to be seen, it certainly seems that Marvel Studios wants the public to know that Thor is no longer that and only in the fourth film of his franchise.
Thor: Love and Thunder is released in theaters on July 8th.