The latest clip from Thor: Love and Thunder sees the Odinson coming to terms with Jane wielding Mjolnir as he mounts an attempt to reclaim the hammer.
Thor: Love and Thunder debuted a new clip that sees Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder growing jealous of Jane Foster.
The brief scene, which aired during director Taika Waititi’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was later shared on Twitter by Thor: Love and Thunder News, sees the Odinson coming to terms with his ex-partner wielding the powerful Mjolnir. Korg presses Thor on his reaction to seeing Jane, while Hemsworth’s character attempts to recall the powerful hammer. Failing to do so, his new weapon Stormbreaker finds him, prompting Thor to humorously backpedal.
The clip highlights one aspect of Thor’s character arc in Love and Thunder, as the titular hero is forced to come to terms with Jane Foster returning to his life. Waititi has addressed the dynamic between the two heroes, noting that Jane’s return has a profound effect on Thor. “It’s been about eight years,” Waititi said. “She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindfuck for Thor.”
Thor’s latest big-screen adventure will follow the Odinson as he faces his greatest challenge yet: Finding himself. Having grown despondent and disillusioned with his life as a superhero, Thor embarks on a journey of self-discovery and to figure out his place in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along the way, he’ll be joined by a collection of close friends and allies including Korg (Waititi), King Valkyrie (Tess Thompson) and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Thor will need all the help he can get as his introspective quest will be interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who’s set out on a mission to slaughter every deity in the known universe. Speaking about Bale’s performance as the sinister villain, Hemsworth professed that the actor left everyone in the cast quaking in their boots. “The rest of us would be in our world of improvisation, comedy, and fun – then he’d walk on set, and we’d all look at each other and say ‘Oh, my God! This is really intense. This is really scary,'” Hemsworth said.
Fans wanting to see Hemsworth don his cape once more won’t have to wait much longer. Thor: Love and Thunder smashes its way into theaters on July 8.
Brad Lang is the Associate Lead News Editor at CBR. When he’s not writing about the latest rumblings in entertainment, he can be found making his way through his ever-growing collection of retro video games. He also hurts himself a little too often on his skateboard and should probably clean his records soon…