With a thunderous debut, Thor’s latest adventure is a sure hit.
Thor: Love and Thunder, the newest Marvel movie to hit theaters this year has opened at No. 1 with an impressive $143 million as per Comscore. This is even more thunderous than its predecessors – Ragnarok (2017) under Taika Waititi’s direction pulled in $122.7 million.
The first 2 – Thor and The Dark World – took off in 2011 and 2013 with a profanely priced $65.7 million and $85.7 million in its opening weekend, while internationally Love and Thunder gained an impressive $302 million.
Chris Hemsworth reunited with characters Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to battle new villains such as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale).
There is a massive twist as Jane bears the role of female Thor called Mighty Thor. Waititi has called the film as Thor’s “midlife crisis” movie.
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“It’s not a serious film, and it’s not a drama, but we do deal with ideas that I think a lot of humans deal with – universal themes about love and loss and our place in the world,” he said in an interview with EW.
“Everyone sort of asks this question in the film: What is our purpose? What is the reason that you’re a hero, and what do you do when you have these powers? It’s sort of like a midlife crisis film, really.”
The filmmaker also stated that he intended to “freak” Marvel lovers out with the fourth installment’s love-themed aesthetic during EW’s Around the Table with the cast and crew.
“I was thinking, what would freak the fans out – and not in a good way?” Waititi stated.“You associate Thor [with being a] big hero. The last thing a Thor fan really wants to see is the word ‘love.’ They’re like, ugh, kissing! So, I was like, we’ll lean into that. We’ll make them love love and make the fans excited for a romance.”
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