With Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth as the titular Asgardian will return alongside old and new allies, including Korg, Miek, Tessa Thompson’s King Valkyrie, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, who will all make cameos and major appearances. All of them are expected to face off against a formidable adversary known as Gorr the God Butcher, who will be played by Christian Bale on the big screen.
The marketing campaign for Love and Thunder has already begun, with the release of the first official trailer, which features new images of Thor, Valkryie, and Mighty Thor. Gorr, the film’s villain, is conspicuously absent, which is a glaring oversight. Despite this, the villain’s minions can be seen in the trailer, and they appear to be dressed in the same manner as Venom. Several new Thor: Love and Thunder promotional images have been released by Marvel and Disney, showcasing fresh new designs for the sequel’s characters and possible clues about the film’s plot.
Gorr the God Butcher is played by Christian Bale, and in this official t-shirt design, Thor and Mighty Thor team up to take him down. Gorr’s tentacles appear to be similar in appearance to Venom’s symbiote in the image. Is it possible that there is a connection there? This latest batch of Thor: Love and Thunder promotional art provides a comprehensive preview of what’s to come in the Chris Hemsworth-led film’s sequel.
It is unclear whether Gorr will have a connection to Venom, given that the only time he was shown to be in contact with the symbiote was during the No Way Home post-credits scene. This, on the other hand, could be Marvel Studios’ way of hinting at the symbiote’s impending arrival.
The key role played by New Asgard in Love and Thunder as a tourist attraction, on the other hand, could cause problems because it portrays the incorrect idea of the Asgardians welcoming literally everyone into their new home. The Asgardians could be attacked by Gorr, who could pose as a normal civilian.
After everything the Thor ensemble has been through, from Thor: Ragnarok to Avengers: Infinity War, it’s comforting to know that New Asgard has evolved into something greater than before. A new pronoun has also been assigned to Miek, with the alien now being addressed by the pronoun “she.” According to the trailer, it appears that Miek has been assigned to the position of secretary to King Valkyrie.
Gorr the God Butcher hails from an alien planet where people believed in praying to the gods. but after his entire family was killed by a god, he came to believe that there was no such thing as a god. He had been expelled from his tribe and had been left to wander the desert on his own for months. It was here that he witnessed the two gods engage in combat, with one of them requesting Gorr’s assistance in defeating the other.
Because of the devastation he had experienced, Gorr’s realization that gods do exist only served to inflame his animosity toward them. During this time, an all-black mass bonded with Gorr and joined forces to form a new weapon, the All-Black Necrosword, which Gorr then used to slay the god. Even though Gorr would go on to kill many other gods, this origin story establishes a direct link between him and Marvel’s popular anti-hero Venom.
The Klyntar race of symbiotes was revealed to be the source of Gorr’s bond with the mass Gorr in a later issue of Marvel Comics. It was formed from the shadow of the ancient cosmic deity by Gorr’s symbiote, All-Black, which was the very first symbiote created by Knull and was formed from the shadow of the ancient cosmic deity. As well as creating the symbiote that bonds with Peter Parker to form the black suit Spider-Man in Secret Wars, Knull is also responsible for creating the symbiote that connects with Eddie Brock to form Venom. So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has avoided dealing with any symbiotes – primarily because they are so closely associated with Sony’s Spider-Man characters – but Thor: Ragnarok has the potential to bring everything together.
Thor 4’s explanation of Gorr, the God Butcher’s past and the history of All-Black, as well as the nature of the symbiote, could pave the way for Venom to become a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, a Venom tie-in comic already confirmed the symbiotes’ connection to Klyntar prior to the release of the film. Despite the fact that both films will be released before Thor: Ragnarok, it is possible that Taika Waititi’s cosmic adventure will solidify the connection between Gorr and Venom, thereby strengthening the character’s ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy traveling through space together, there are virtually no restrictions on how or where Gorr could fit into the mix. It is shown to us in the comics that he appears at three different points in time, including after the extinction of a line of alien gods. It’s possible that Thor came across him there.
He might be tracking down the monster in order to stop him, as he does in the comics after noticing a series of missing gods, which could explain why Jane must take on the role of Mighty Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s also the issue of his God Butcher henchmen to consider. Because of their existence, Thor will most likely not be dealing with a single god-killer in the future.
Thor’s team, which consists of Mighty Thor, Korg, and King Valkyrie, receives the majority of the attention during Love and Thunder’s promotional campaign. In other words, these four heroes will be the ones who will have to travel across different realms in order to track down Gorr and put an end to his fury.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on July 8.