It appears that our favourite Asgardian is getting a new look for “Thor: Love and Thunder”, one that is faithful to the comics.
Filming for the 4th instalment of “Thor” is currently underway in Australia, but fans have already been blessed with the first set pictures featuring Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt.
Hemsworth was spotted in his iconic long blonde wig while carrying his stormbreaker axe around set. Meanwhile, Pratt was donning Peter Quill aka Star Lord’s red armour as the 2 leading men chatted in between takes. Perhaps they were swapping some fashion tips?
Although Star Lord’s get-up isn’t too different from what we’ve seen, Thor seems to be sporting a new look entirely. The Aussie hunk was showing off his muscular arms in the Guardians-appropriate sleeveless jacket. However, if you look closer, hardcore fans will be able to spot a key detail from the comics.
Yes, Thor’s jacket might be rather Guardians-esque, but the ensemble comes to mind an older Thor – Eric Masterson, or better known as Thunderstrike. The character wielded Mjolnir for a brief period in the early 1990s. It remains to be seen whether “Thor: Love and Thunder” will be connected to the Thunderstrike storyline.
Besides Hemsworth and Pratt, other behind-the-scenes photos also include Sean Gunn, who plays Kraglin (notice the new cybernetic headpiece inspired by Yondu?), and Karen Gillian as Nebula. Natalie Portman, who plays Lady Thor, was spotted last week undergoing her horse training.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” maestro James Gunn recently shared that he’s been consulting with Taika Waititi about the handling of the characters. He assured fans that the spacefaring misfits are “in great hands” with the New Zealand filmmaker.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is currently scheduled to hit the big screen in 2022.