The long-awaited MCU sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, is reportedly set to undergo reshoots in the coming weeks, ahead of its upcoming July release.
The MCU’s upcoming fourth Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, is reportedly set for reshoots in the coming weeks. Reshoots are commonplace in modern Hollywood, especially in the age of the superhero movie. With dozens of inter-connected comic book adventures filming simultaneously, and attempting to craft one over-arching narrative, there is often a need for big-budget blockbusters like Thor: Love and Thunder to head back to the studio for further streamlining, to ensure the best fan experience. Reshoots are often controversial, such as the infamous Joss Whedon theatrical release of Justice League. However, they can also provide films with their most memorable scenes, with Darth Vader’s action sequence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being a prime example.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to pick up the Norse Gods story directly after his challenging redemption arc in 2019’s epic Avengers: Endgame. Chris Hemsworth’s hero is set to team up with his old flame, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, as she finds herself endowed with the powers of Thor as per the Mighty Thor comics. Directed by Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi, the film is set to once again be an action-packed sci-fi comedy trip. As well as featuring returning characters like Korg (Waititi) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Thor: Love and Thunder will also see the arrival of Gorr the God Butcher, the sinister Marvel villain being played by Christian Bale.
Now, according to The Wrapthe long-awaited Thor: Love and Thunder is set for a series of reshoots in the coming weeks. During an article discussing Disney’s troubled 2012 flick John Carter and its own reshoots, the publication reports that the summer release is “going back for additional photography in the next few weeks.With marketing for the MCU flick well under way, and an expected release date of July 8, 2022, it is likely that these reshoots were not part of the original production plan.
Despite the planned July Thor: Love and Thunder release date, director Watiti recently joked that he will finish the film in June. The first trailer for the Phase 4 film is yet to surface, but the first wave of merchandise has already been revealed, including action figures and LEGO sets. The latest Thor 4 LEGO reveal gave a first look at Thor and Jane (as Mighty Thor) in their new superhero outfits, joined by Korg and Miek on an Asgardian longboat pulled by goats. The new tie-in also gave a first look at Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, a ghostly white, red-eyed villain figure.
While the news of potential Thor: Love and Thunder reshoots is interesting, fans needn’t be concerned. In recent years, the reshoot process has become part and parcel of Marvel’s movies. Sometimes additional characters, cameos and storylines can be added in at the eleventh hour after months of production debates and back-and-forths. Even the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has recently undergone reshoots, with the film set for release in May. Perhaps there are big secrets that Marvel could not risk leaking from the earlier filming, such as MCU cameos and narrative twists. For now though, fans will be left to wonder until the first footage from Thor: Love and Thunder finally drops.
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Source: The Wrap
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- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
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