Chris Hemsworth is ready to come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the fourth installment of the franchise, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, which is due for the summer. The film will be directed by Taika Waititi, who was also behind ‘Ragnarok’. 

While there’s a lot of Marvel content coming up this year, fans still have a lot of enthusiasm for the film, especially as it will introduce Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as Mighty Thor. Foster hasn’t appeared in the MCU since ‘Endgame’ (2019) in a small cameo. 

The trailers have showed that Thor continues in a self-discovery journey and he's trying to find an identity after everything that has happened to him, such as losing his brother Loki. The first reactions to the film have been very positive. Here, check out everything you need to know about this movie. 

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Release date 

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will hit theaters on July 8, 2022. It will be the fourth movie of the character after ‘Thor’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Also, it’s the fifth movie of Phase 4 of the MCU, which could be headed to a 'Secret Wars' saga. 

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Plot 

According to the synopsis revealed by Decider, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will follow Thor in a “self-discovery” journey which will be interrupted when a killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) seeks the extinction of the gods. So, he will have the help of old friends, including his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. 

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Cast 

Chris Hemsworth will return in the titular role, alongside Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor. The movie will introduce Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, who is set to be the villain of the movie and Russell Crowe as Zeus. 

The rest of the cast includes: Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Jamie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Taika Waititi. Meanwhile, Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill and Melissa McCarthy will have cameos. 

How long will ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ be?

The film will be 120 minutes long (1 hour and 58 minutes), according to AMC film listing. It's one of the shortest films from Marvel since Ant-Man and the Wasp, which ran for 118 minutes upon its release in 2018.