Marvel fans can buy their tickets to see Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters in less than one week, according to a new report. Those tickets reportedly go on sale on Monday, June 13th. The rumor comes via the r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit in a post supposedly verified by the community’s moderators. We cannot independently confirm, but the subreddit has a solid reputation for these kinds of things once verified through this process. Also, with Thor: Love and Thunder less than a month away from opening in theaters, the timing is right. This report is also coming not long after Disney released the full trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder, and the film’s first clip arrived at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Thor: Love and Thunder brings back Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. In the film, she’s wielding the cracked but reforged hammer Mjolnir, granting her the power of Thor. This change comes as a bit of a shock to her old flame, Thor Odinson.
“It’s been about eight years,” director Taika Waititi previously told Empire Magazine. “She’s had a whole other life, and then the love of your life comes back on the scene, and is now dressed like you. It’s a real mindfuck for Thor. I didn’t know we were going to use the storyline of the Mighty Thor character until we started working out the actual story. I was writing and it was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be kind of cool to bring Jane back into the storyline?’ You don’t want Natalie coming back and playing that same character who’s walking around with science equipment. You know, while Thor’s flying around, she’s left on Earth, tapping her foot going, ‘When’s he going to be back?’ That’s boring. You want her to be part of the adventure.”
According to Marvel Studios‘ official film synopsis, “Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi returns to direct the sequel. Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum are producing. Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters on July 8th.