Thor: Love and Thunder will serve as Chris Hemsworth's fourth solo outing as the God of Thunder, and his next adventure will be an intriguing one. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi will return to helm the MCU project, being joined by returning faces from the franchise such as Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson.
As expected, plot details of Thor: Love and Thunder are still under wraps, but Marvel Studios' panel from San Diego Comic-Con last year revealed that Portman will wield Mjolnir to become the Mighty Thor. This reveal surprised fans since Portman's character, Jane Foster, has long been absent from the MCU.
On top of that, it raised some questions about the future fate of Hemsworth as Thor, but the actor previously shared that he's not going "into retirement period" anytime soon. Still, anticipation is high for Waititi's next Thor installment, especially after receiving praise from Hemsworth about the film's script.
With filming set to start early next year , an important piece of production tidbit has been revealed.
In a tweet, The DisInsider's Skyler Shuler revealed that the working title for Thor: Love and Thunder is "The Big Salad."
"The Big Salad" is likely a reference to the 88th episode of Seinfeld which bears the same title. This marks the fourth time that a Seinfeld reference will be used as a working title for an MCU film.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Not much is known if which version of Thor will be featured in Love and Thunder , but this working title might suggest that the film will stick with "Bro Thor" from Avengers: Endgame . Given the popularity of the character from Endgame , it would make sense for Waititi to retain that version of the character.
In MCU canon, Thor was last seen heading off to space with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and featuring the similar version from the last time fans saw the character could mean that the events of Love and Thunder will likely occur months or even weeks after Endgame . If that proves true, it will be interesting to find out the reason behind Thor's sudden return to Earth.
On the flip side, Waititi previously shared that "they haven't figured out" if Bro Thor will be featured in the upcoming installment, but he felt that version was already "done." Still, there's a chance that Bro Thor could still be featured in the early parts of Love and Thunder , before eventually transforming into his usual muscular self.
Regardless, the presence of a working title for Love and Thunder bodes well for the looming production of the film, and there's also a chance of seeing more casting news in the months leading up to filming.