New “Thor: Love and Thunder” Trailer Reveals Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher
In an electrifying new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, we get to see the precise moment when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) thinks he’s about to be reunited with his magical hammer Mjolnir, only to find it belongs to somebody else now. You know who that new somebody is—her old name was Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), but in Love and Thunder, she’s Mighty Thor, and she’s worthy of wielding Mjolnir and a whole lot more.
While seeing Thor deal with this new reality in which there’s another, even Mightier Thor in town, the new trailer’s main focus is the proper introduction of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). “The only thing Gods care about is themselves,” Gorr informs us as he emerges from the thickets draped in a white shroud, looking ghoulishly gaunt, ghostly pale, and covered in scars. Handsome he is not, but creepy? Yes. Gorr’s vow? “All Gods will die.” And that includes, you’ve likely guessed, Thor himself. Well, both Thors, we imagine. Thus Thor and Mighty Thor are going to have to team up and grab a few of their pals if they’re gonna take down Gorr.
The trailer is pretty marvelous from start to finish, but you’ll want to stay for the big finish, a moment of pure absurdity delivered by none other than Zeus (Russell Crowe) that leaves regular old Thor, well, a bit exposed.
Joining Hemsworth, Portman, Bale, and Crowe are Tessa Thompson, returning as Valkryie, and writer/director Taika Waititi, returning as Korg. Also onboard are a few of your favorite Guardians of the Galaxy—Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Bradley Cooper’s Rocket, Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, and Karen Gillan’s Nebula
Check out the trailer below. Thor: Love and Thunder arrives on July 8.
Here’s the official synopsis for Thor: Love and Thunder:
Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Directed by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in U.S. theaters July 8, 2022.
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