Thor: Love and Thunder has yet to be confirmed as Chris Hemsworth’s last MCU film, but there is a good chance it will. As Love and Thunder’s first trailer shows, Thor’s desire to retire and put his superhero days behind him is a major focus of the film.
Love and Thunder’s first encounter with Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) will likely derail Thor’s plans for a short time, but that does not mean he will not be the same hero he was at the beginning of the film. Some Marvel fans believe that Hemsworth’s Thor will be permanently retired as a result of this.
Following this week’s release of the first Thor: Love and Thunder teaser, a Reddit user recently shared an intriguing new theory about the film. Thor is seen walking away from Stormbreaker in the film’s trailer, which the Redditor pulled out of context to show the character standing on its tiptoes.
But what if Stormbreaker isn’t fleeing from Thor? Suppose this theory is correct, and Jane Foster is the real killer? That would imply that the scene is not showing Thor putting his violent ways behind him, but Jane burying her former partner.
It’s impossible to tell until the movie Thor: Love and Thunder comes out if any of these theories are true. However, it’s possible that the Stormbreaker scene in the trailer isn’t as it appears. Love and Thunder, in which Jane Foster played the role of The Mighty Thor, has a possibility that she could be seen near Thor’s large axe.
If that’s the case, it would also mean that either Hemsworth’s Thor dies in Love and Thunder or retires from superheroism permanently. In either direction, it’s likely that this will be the last MCU film to feature Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
In late 2021, Chris Hemsworth even said as recently that he plans to remain in the MCU for as long as Marvel wants him to. However, Marvel actors haven’t exactly been forthcoming about their motivations in recent months either.
Jane Foster’s final resting place in Thor: Love and Thunder may have seemed unlikely just a few months ago. That’s not to say that the film’s first teaser trailer has made the idea any less ridiculous. Films about an immortal superhero looking for peace and tranquillity would make perfect use of this scene. For now, fans will have to rely on the film’s release to get their own sense of closure.