A month ago we got our first teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder, and though we expected to get our next preview sometime around June, Marvel Studios has just dropped a new trailer for the movie, and it gives us a good look at all the returning characters as well as Christian Bale’s new villain—Gorr the God Butcher.
Watch the new Love and Thunder trailer down here:
Here’s the official synopsis:
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But his 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.
I’ll admit, I was initially skeptical about Gorr’s appearance after the toy leaks, but we can see that Bale is going all-in with the character’s look in the movie. While he does look a tad like Voldemort from the Potter films, I hope that Marvel allowed Bale some leeway when it came to bringing the God Butcher to life.
On the other side of things, we did get more of Natalie Portman in the trailer, but her arc is still pretty much a mystery. With her expected to take the Thor mantle moving forward, I wonder what kind of story they have in mind; because Jane Foster is admittedly one of the blandest characters in the MCU. I mean, who even missed her in Thor: Ragnarok?
Catch Thor: Love and Thunder when it hits theaters on July 8.