Thor 4: Chris Hemsworth Confirms January Production Start Date
In a recent interview with the Swisse Vitamins & Supply Company (via Twitter), Thor: Love and Thunder star Chris Hemsworth has confirmed that Marvel Studios is currently targeting a January production start for the highly-anticipated MCU film. In addition, Hemsworth also expressed his excitement at another challenge of introducing “something different” to his portrayal of the titular god while also revealing that director Taiki Waititi is “writing the script currently.” Check out his full interview below!
“[I’m] very excited to try to do something different, you know, the last three films we certainly pushed the envelope and created different versions of the character, and now people expect some dramatic changes,” Hemsworth said. “So we’ve got our work cut out in that sense.”
Thor: Love and Thunder will be directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) on a script co-written by him and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the followup to Waititi’s wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok. Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is set to return as Jane and will now be wielding the mighty Mjolnir. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also return as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively. Academy Award winner Christian Bale (The Dark Knight trilogy) will portray the main antagonist in the film. The female Thor storyline is based on Jason Aaron’s run on “The Mighty Thor” in which a cancer-stricken Jane Foster takes up the mantle and powers of Thor.
Thor and Valkyrie were last seen in this year’s highest-grossing film of all time Avengers: Endgame, with the god of thunder entrusting his responsibilities as the King of Asgard to Valkyrie as he joins the Guardians of the Galaxy on their next mission. According to Vin Diesel, the Guardians might also make an appearance in the fourth Thor film.
Originally set to debut on November 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder will now be arriving in theaters on February 11, 2022.