Recent leaks from the Thor 4 set include the movie’s promotional poster and Tessa Thompson in her new Valkyrie outfit. A new IMDb listing has revealed the return of one of the most important characters from Avengers: Infinity War to Thor 4.
Actors’ inclusion in upcoming films can be changed at any time on IMDb, making it an unreliable source for teasers. Regarding listing specific departments like action sequences and make-up, they are more credible than other sources. Thom Jones was listed as Lashana Lynch’s dialect coach in The Marvels, and it turned out to be true. The same goes for this re-appearing actor in Marvel Studios’ fourth God of Thunder solo film.
Lane Friedman, who originally played Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War, is listed on IMDb as a “hair stylist: Peter Dinklage” in the sequel’s Makeup Department. Or at least that is what Tucker Watkins of The Cosmic Circus reports. Dinklage is listed as returning as the King of the Dwarves in the Thor: Ragnarok sequel, according to this listing.
Mjolnir’s reforging appears unlikely, based on previously taken set photos, as the alter for the pieces of Mjolnir clearly indicates that it will be put back together in this way. Hela’s shattered Mjolnir was clearly visible on a leaked t-shirt and promotional poster.
However, Eitri’s presence could also be a way for Thor to learn more about Mjolnir. This is so, with the most key questions likely being why and how it transforms Jane Foster into the Mighty Thor. In the comics, the hammer appears to be conscious and chooses Foster as she approaches its alter. As a reason, this could be implied in the MCU.
The latest edict from the comics could be inscribed on Mjolnir once it has been reassembled? For example, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” all refer to one gender instead of one, “if he be worthy” to “if they be worthy”. Jane Foster’s journey towards wielding the great hammer in the comics could serve as an amusing nod to that history. Odin’s death and the casting of the initial suitability charm may have made this impossible.