Chris Hemsworth recently did an interview with Swisse Vitamins & Supply Company and during that interview, he confirmed that Marvel Studios and director Taika Waititi are planning to start shooting Thor: Love and Thunder in January 2021.
The actor also expressed his excitement at another challenge of giving fan “something different” to his portrayal of Thor, and he also reveals that Waititi is “writing the script currently.” He explains:
“[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. So we’ve got our work cut out in that sense.”
You can watch the full interview below:
Chris Hemsworth said he’s filming Thor: Love and Thunder in January and that he’s very excited to do something different. He also said that Taika Waititi is currently writing the script! pic.twitter.com/OvKIu9Spga
— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) October 18, 2020
Hemsworth also shared a photo of the director sleep at one of the script meeting they were having for the film:
Terrific first script meeting for “Thor Love and Thunder” with our ever fearless leader Taika Waititi. My notes were so detailed and intense that the only way for Taika to fully absorb them was to roll himself into a tight cocoon and bake in the endless possibilities of where the film will take us. The bloke in the background was equally riveted by my storytelling prowess. @taikawaititi #thorloveandthunder @marvel
A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Oct 19, 2020 at 4:58am PDT
We don’t know much about the story that the movie will tell, but Waititi previously shared an update, saying that the movie will be “insane” and “very romantic.” When teasing the insanity of the film, the director revealed that there would be Space Sharks, and he also explained that this movie would make Ragnarok look safe:
“It makes Ragnarok feel like a really run-of-the-mill, really safe film. This new movie feels like we asked a bunch of 10-year-olds what they wanted to see and then just said yes to every single thing.”
We also know that Christian Bale will be playing the villain in the film, and it has been confirmed that Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie will go on the hunt for her “Queen” in the story after being appointed King of Asgard.
Natalie Portman is also reprising her role as Jane Foster and will take on the mantle of Thor. The Jane Foster Thor storyline is based on Jason Aaron’s comic book run on The Mighty Thor, the story of which follows a cancer-stricken Jane Foster as she takes up the mantle and powers of Thor. According to Portman, this storyline will be a part of the film, saying:
“I can’t tell you that much. I’m really excited. I’m starting to train, to get muscles. If there can be all these female superheroes, the more of them they are, the better it is. I’m trying to think — it’s based on the graphic novel of The Mighty Thor. She’s going through cancer treatment and is a superhero on the side.”
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently set to arrive in theaters on February 11th, 2022.