Taika Waititi teased some Thor: Love and Thunder details during a live stream for fans where special guests Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo added to the mayhem.
Taika Waititi proved that staying home during a pandemic can be fun by hosting a Thor: Ragnarok watch party with fans on his Instagram live. The director blessed his fans with exclusive insight on Ragnarok, and his commentary and wisecracks were pure gold. Waititi was even joined by special guests Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo, transforming the live stream into an epic Marvel event.
By far, the best part of the stream were the golden nuggets of information on Waititi’s upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. The film, announced during San Diego Comic-Con, is set to star Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. Unlike previous Thor films, this one will deviate from what we are used to by including Jane Foster as the Goddess of Thunder, Mighty Thor.
Not much else is known about the film, which makes Waititi’s stream an invaluable source of highlights on the upcoming project. If you missed the stream or just want in on the juicy details, we’ve put together a list of all you need to know.
Here are the eight insider facts that Waititi shared about his upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder.
1. Thor: Love and Thunder is on its fourth or fifth draft
According to Waititi, they’ve already drafted several scripts for the movie. Thompson chimed in that she hadn’t reviewed the latest one yet but had read the one that came before it. There’s no word if there will be any more drafts or if the script is in its final form.
2. Thor: Love and Thunder will go into Korg’s culture
The Kronan warrior Korg, who looks like a pile of rocks, made his debut in Ragnarok and is voiced by Waititi. By Avengers: Endgame, Korg had joined Asgard and was one of Thor’s companions. Waititi claimed in his live stream that Thunder and Love will delve into Kronan “culture,” and we can only assume it is a link to Korg’s backstory.
3. Korg is still single
While it’s been confirmed that Thompson’s Valkyrie will be looking for her queen, Waititi assured us that Korg is as single as a dollar bill. Thompson had asked about Korg’s relationship status giving that he is the second queer Marvel character in the MCU. But according to Waititi, Korg has experienced love in the past and is not ready to move on.
4. There will be Space Sharks
Love and Thunder won’t be another rendition of Sharknado, but there will be sharks. Space Sharks have been a part of Marvel Comics as an alien species that is super fast in space and has been used as a mode of transportation by another tyrant alien race. Somehow someway, these sharks will be introduced, and we can only guess that they will be chomping their way on-screen.
5. Silver Surfer will not be the film
Many fans will be disappointed, but Waititi also confirmed that the infamous Marvel hero Silver Surfer will not be a part of the Thor: Love and Thunder plot, not even for a cameo.
6. Thor: Love and Thunder will be “over the top”
In summary, Waititi believes that Love and Thunder is even more daring than Ragnarok. If Waititi is right, considering Ragnarok‘s success, Love and Thunder may turn out to be fantastic. Waititi also stated that there is a good chunk of comic-related content that will be incorporated into the film.
7. There will be no “Bro Thor”
The lax and less uptight version of the God of Thunder will not be coming back for this film. Waititi feels that the gag has been done and it’s time for something new. Seeing as the role was met with so much controversy, leaving Bro Thor in the past must have been an easy decision.
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Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit theatres on Feb. 18, 2022.