One of my biggest questions regarding the MCU’s next big phase was wondering what they were going to do with Thor. Long before there were even thoughts of a sprawling lucrative cinematic universe, the God of Thunder was one of my favorite Marvel Comics creations. And while I actually liked the lighthearted bend of the earlier Thor movies, it was frustrating to see him suddenly turned into a punchline. So my biggest question going into Thor’s fourth solo movie centered around its treatment of the character. Would we get a better balance or would he remain a blonde beefy gag?
We’ve finally gotten our first look at the film through a brand-new teaser trailer and to be honest, I still don’t know what to think. Is it going to be the movie I hope it will be or the one I’m afraid it might be? I have no idea. We do get several shots of Thor and a handful of his supporting players while the weird choice of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” plays in the background. I’m not sure what they’re going for, but I’ll need to see more before getting too excited.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” hits theaters July 8th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.