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Thor: Love and Thunder: Chris Hemsworth Jokes About First Script Meeting With Taika Waititi

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Thor: Love and Thunder is set to open a bold new chapter for Thor in the MCU. Directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), the fourth installment of the Thor franchise will look to expand the lore by introducing new characters while also fleshing out other main players by providing them with larger roles. 

Love and Thunder will bring back Natalie Portman's Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor, but details about the reason behind her transformation are still being kept under wraps. Not only that, it was also confirmed that Tessa Thompson will return as Valkyrie, and it's been hinted that she will be on the lookout for a new queen when the film starts. 

Regardless, production of Love and Thunder has been confirmed to start early next year, but previous evidence suggests that some of the cast are already in Australia to join Waititi for some early work for the film. And now, a new post from the film's lead star may shed some light on the production timeline of the next MCU installment. 

NEWS

Via a post on his personal Instagram, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth shared that he had a "terrific first script meeting" for Thor: Love and Thunder with the film's writer and director, Taika Waititi. The post clearly indicates that this is a joke on Hemsworth's part, but it does hint that the team behind Love and Thunder is heading into pre-production. 

Terrific first script meeting for “Thor Love and Thunder” with our ever fearless leader Taika Waititi. My notes were so detailed and intense that the only way for Taika to fully absorb them was to roll himself into a tight cocoon and bake in the endless possibilities of where the film will take us. The bloke in the background was equally riveted by my storytelling prowess. @taikawaititi #thorloveandthunder @marvel

 



WHAT THIS MEANS

While Hemsworth's tease about the "script meeting" doesn't mean much, it still provided a glimpse of the strong bond between him and Waititi as well as the humorous side of the actor. On top of that, given that the film is about to shoot early next year, it would make sense for pre-production to start sometime soon, and it's clear that Hemsworth and Waititi are potentially gearing up for that imminent go ahead. 

Hemsworth previously teased that a different version of Thor will be utilized for Love and Thunder, and it will be interesting to see how the film will flesh out the character even more. More so, Waititi's take on the Thor character during Thor: Ragnarok clearly reinvented the Avenger in surprising ways by adapting new shades of humor, and it will be exciting to see how the director will elevate the character further during the next installment. 

Love and Thunder's release date has already been pushed back to February 11, 2022, and the current production timeline of the film bodes well for its eventual release. Whatever the case, there is no doubt that Love and Thunder will form a vital piece to the Phase 4 puzzle of the MCU.