Chris Pratt reportedly joining Thor: Love and Thunder!
Last we saw Marvel’s God of Thunder, he was heading off to space with everyone’s beloved Guardians of the Galaxy and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Guardians leader Chris Pratt is heading to Australia for filming on the highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder!
Pratt, who is currently gearing up for a “short round” of additional photography on Chris McKay’s sci-fi action pic The Tomorrow War, will head to Australia for production on the fourth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor franchise in January, though the extent of his involvement in the story is currently unknown.
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 March 25, 2022.