Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 is chugging along really well. It began in January 2021 with the debut of the first Disney+ MCU series, WandaVision.
In one year, the MCU released multiple new projects with new heroes like Shang-Chi from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kate Bishop from Hawkeye, and of course the Eternals.
But that’s not all, obviously. The MCU gave new roles and stories to the remaining original Avengers as well. This is something that will probably continue in 2022 as well.
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder will be released this year in July, and it will be Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god’s fourth solo outing.
Thor will be joined by Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who will probably become the Mighty Thor.
We didn’t know anything about the movie until now since Phase 4 has only started to come together. But thanks to a new art leak, fans now have a better idea of Thor and Jane’s place in the new Marvel lineup.
Reddit user u/Ryantcairns recently shared a new leaked poster of a lot of the Phase 4 heroes. The poster included Spider-Man, Groot, , Starlord, Shang-Chi, and more.
But apart from this, what’s more, interesting to see is Jane Foster and Thor in their new Asgardian armor ahead of Thor: Love and Thunder. Previously, additional concept art for their new suits had leaked online.
And the suit style in the concept art does match the one seen in this poster. This is the first time we see Thor’s new gold and blue helmet along with his new matching upgraded suit.
It’s interesting to note that Ms. Marvel, who is going to show up in her Disney+ MCU series in 2022 before going on to star in the Captain Marvel sequel, is also on the poster.
Looking closely at the poster, Black Panther has been cut off a little from it. Since we know that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever isn’t replacing Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, so the question right now is- is the Black Panther in the poster Boseman’s T’Challa or a new character?
What’s going to happen in Thor: Love and Thunder? It’s kinda hard to say because as we said before, we don’t know much about the movie. Also, it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen since Taika Waititi is directing it, and the MCU is right now exploring the multiverse.
Basically, the possibilities are endless. Looking at Jane’s armor in the poster, it does seem like it has been inspired by Thor’s suit design in the 2011 first Thor movie.
As for the God of Thunder, his gold and blue look does remind us of Ikaris’ suit from the recently released Eternals movie by Chloe Zhao. In Avengers: Endgame, we saw Thor find redemption as well as a sense of self.
However, it was clear that he was still trying to find his way, and so he joined the Guardians at the very end of the movie. Where will we see him in Love and Thunder? That remains to be seen.
However, maybe his new armor reflects his journey as well as his renewed sense of purpose. As for the leaked poster itself, it appears to cut off pretty abruptly, so there are definitely other heroes there.
We can see Gamora appearing transparent beside previous Avengers like Iron Man and Steve Rogers, whose time in the MCU is over. Now, Gamora did die in Infinity War, but the Gamora from the past is still there.
Also, even though Hope Van Dyne’s Wasp can be seen beside Starlord and Jane, Ant-Man can’t be seen even though he will be there in the upcoming Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Now, there are many surprises and questions evoked by this poster. It gave us a sneak peek at the plans for the MCU in the future, and things are gradually coming together.
Thor: Love and Thunder will release on July 8, 2021.
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