Zeus will make his MCU debut in Thor: Love and Thunder thanks to Marvel’s Moon Knight TV series. He is the god of the gods and the father of Hercules, a major member of the Avengers in Marvel Comics. Zeus is played by Russell Crowe. Zeus will undoubtedly play an important role in the upcoming Thor movie. This is so as he is one of the most powerful characters in comics and could serve as a precursor to the MCU’s Hercules.
It’s a big step for the MCU to introduce Zeus in Thor 4. This is so because Crowe’s character will introduce a new area of Marvel’s universe to the MCU’s universe. Olympus, the mythical home of the Greek gods, is depicted in comic books as a hidden realm similar to Asgard. Many of the Marvel Comics Olympian deities have played significant roles in multiple stories. Additionally, Marvel’s Greek and Roman pantheons also include Ares, Pluto, and Venus, all of which have the possibility to appear in Thor 4 and subsequent MCU instalments. Thor 4 will be the first live-action appearance of the Olympians in Marvel Comics. In fact, they had never been mentioned in the MCU at all.
Unlike in the comics, where super-powered characters populate the pantheons of various cultures, the MCU has only featured the Norse gods as actual people. Moon Knight, in which the main character is appointed champion of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon, will formally establish the existence of other mythological gods (outside of the Asgardians). When it comes to Moon Knight’s supernatural elements, it is perfectly clear that the series will delve deep into the character’s Egyptian mythology connections. Thor 4’s plot with Zeus will be aided by the series’ revelation that at least one Egyptian god is an MCU character.
Since Gorr is Thor 4’s main villain, it is likely a central theme of the film and an important part of the story. For Thor 4, the inclusion of a diverse cast of gods makes perfect sense, even if their roles are short-lived because Christian Bale’s Gorr is on a crusade against all gods. Thus, Thor 4 may hinge on the presence of other pantheons in the story. Before Gorr begins his rampage, viewers will already be conscious of this concept thanks to Moon Knight.
Thor: Love and Thunder, Disney+’s Moon Knight series, and other upcoming Phase 4 projects will greatly enhance the MCU’s mythological and historical ties by 2022. Already, the Eternals have introduced a new race of superhuman immortals and are on the verge of introducing both Greek and Egyptian gods to a world rich with Marvel legends and a slew of other intriguing concepts. With so much story potential in both pantheons, the possibilities for future stories are virtually limitless. It’s only a matter of time before fans will witness Love & Thunder’s Zeus on screen.