Taika Waititi had been applauded for rebooting the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, but fans weren’t singing the same tune when Love and Thunder came out. We don’t have an official announcement for Thor 5 yet, but with Waititi allegedly out, a new director is said to be considered from the Star Wars camp.
According to insider Daniel RPK (via ComicBookMovie), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Creator director Gareth Edwards is being eyed for a fifth Thor film. We don’t have any details on what the story could be, but Chris Hemsworth himself has pitched that maybe the next appearance of Thor could be the last. He says, “I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean?… You have this birth of a hero, the journey of a hero, then the death of a hero, and I don’t know…am I at that stage? Who knows?”
While fans thought that Love and Thunder would have Jane Foster taking on the Thor role moving forward, her character dying kind of caught everyone by surprise, and instead we have a Thor embracing the life of a single father with Gorr’s daughter becoming his ward.
We don’t know where Marvel plans to go with the character moving forward, but there have been comics about Thor outliving everyone and becoming an older god going up against cosmically gigantic odds.
Perhaps the MCU could just tell an alternate future timeline with an older Thor which would mark another hard reboot of the property, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Let’s also not forget his brother Loki is now the one holding all the timelines together. Maybe a reunion is possible with both variants uniting in some way?
A fifth Thor film hasn’t been officially announced.