New Thor 4 Promo Art Shows Christian Bale’s Gorr With Tentacles (Photo)

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
Thr: Love and Thunder logo, Gorr, Christian Bale

Thor: Love and Thunder will bring back Chris Hemsworth's titular Asgardian alongside old and new allies, such as Korg, Miek, Tessa Thompson's King Valkyrie, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the returning Jane Foster as Mighty Thor. All of them are expected to duke it out against a powerful villain named Gorr the God Butcher, with Christian Bale portraying the character on screen. 

Marketing has already begun for Love and Thunder, with the first official trailer showing fresh looks at Thor, Valkryie, and Mighty Thor. However, a notable omission is the film's villain, Gorr. Despite that, the villain's minions are spotted in the trailer, and they appear to resemble Venom. 

Now, a new batch of promo images for the movie further teased Gorr's connection to the symbiote. 

Thor 4 Ramps Up Promotion with New Images 

Marvel and Disney officially revealed a new batch of promotional images for Thor: Love and Thunder, showcasing fresh new designs of the sequel's characters and potential clues about its story. 

Thor and Mighty Thor team up to take down Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher in this official t-shirt design. In the image, Gorr's tentacles appear to resemble Venom's symbiote. Is there a possible connection there?

Gorr, Thor, Mighty Thor

New Asgard is going all-in for its promotion as a tourist attraction in Love and Thunder:

New Asgard Tour

A Thunderous team-up will happen in the upcoming MCU flick: 

Korg, Valkyrie, Thor, Mighty Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder

Tessa Thompson's King Valkyrie is ready to take charge of New Asgard: 

Tessa Thompson as King Valkryie, Thor: Love and Thunder

New Asgard is feeling all the love in this new t-shirt design: 

New Asgard

Miek is set to have a much larger role in New Asgard moving forward: 

Miek, Thor: Love and Thunder

New Asgard Tours appears to be in full swing when the movie begins: 

New Asgard Tours

Love and Thunder's crop of heroes is highlighted in this Marvel Comics-inspired design: 

Thor, Mighty Thor, Korg, King Valkyrie, Thor: Love and Thunder

Twitter user @lovethundernews also unveiled new promo art for the MCU movie. Jane Foster's Mighty Thor looks stunning in this official art by Russel Dauterman: 

Mighty Thor

Thor throws Stormbreaker against an unknown threat in this official art by Olivier Coipel: 

Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder


Gorr's Potential Connection to Venom's Symbiote

This latest batch of promotional art for Thor: Love and Thunder offers a comprehensive preview of what's to come in the Chris Hemsworth-led sequel. 

It is unknown if Gorr will have a connection to Venom, considering that the only tie to the symbiote was during No Way Home's post-credits scene. However, this could be Marvel Studios' way of teasing the symbiote's imminent arrival. 

Meanwhile, New Asgard's key role in Love and Thunder as a tourist attraction could present trouble since it portrays the wrong idea of welcoming literally everyone into the Asgardians' new home. Gorr could disguise himself as a civilian to attack the Asgardians. 

Still, it's good to know that New Asgard has evolved into something more, especially after everything the Thor ensemble has been through from Thor: Ragnarok to Avengers: Infinity War

Miek now has an official pronoun as well, with Marvel referencing the alien as a "she." Based on the trailer, it seems that Miek has been assigned to be King Valkyrie's secretary. 

A good chunk of Love and Thunder's promotion is mainly focused on Thor's team, consisting of Mighty Thor, Korg, and King Valkyrie. This means that these four heroes will be the ones to travel across different realms to chase down Gorr and put an end to his wrath. 

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to premiere in theaters on July 8. 

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.