Marvel Studios is counting down the days until Thor: Love and Thunder‘s release with a new teaser featuring new footage from the film. With five days to go, Marvel released the “Army” teaser which sees Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) attempting to raise an army of gods to battle Gorr the God-Butcher (Christian Bale), the deicidal villain who looks a bit different than he does in the comics. Tickets for the film are already on sale ahead of the new film’s debut on Friday, July 8th. You can watch Marvel Studios’ new Thor: Love and Thunder five-day teaser trailer embedded below.
Thor: Love and Thunder brings back Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. In this film she’s wielding Mjolnir, granting her the power of Thor. This change is a shock to her old love, Thor Odinson.
“It’s been about eight years,” director Taika Waititi previously told Empire Magazine. “She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindfuck for Thor. I did not know we were going to use the storyline of the Mighty Thor character until we started working out the actual story. I was writing and it was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be kind of cool to bring Jane back into the storyline?’ You do not want Natalie coming back and playing that same character who’s walking around with science equipment. You know, while Thor’s flying around, she’s left on Earth, tapping her foot going, ‘When’s he going to be back?’ That’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure. “
According to Marvel Studios’ official film synopsis, “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. “
Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi returns to direct Thor: Love and Thunder. Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum are producing. Are you getting your movie tickets early? Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters on July 8th.