EVERYONE LISTEN UP! We have a very important announcement from GSC Cinemas regarding the “Thor: Love And Thunder” movie! Looks like the release date for the movie has been postponed *cue weh weh wehhhh sound effect*. HELLO CANNOT!
It was originally supposed to be released on the 7th of July, 2022. But it is instead coming out 2 weeks later. The new release date now falls on 21st July 2022. But according to the post from GSC Cinemas, those who’ve bought tickets in advance will be fully refunded within 14 working days.
So far it seems like Malaysia is the only country to postpone “Thor: Love & Thunder”. While local netizens are suggesting if it’s because of how well “Mat Kilau” is currently doing in cinemas, we don’t think that’s the case. Why would Disney Malaysia shove back a Marvel blockbuster for “Mat Kilau”? To quote our colleague, it just doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint.
If we were to guess, it might be due to certain LGBT scenes in “Thor: Love & Thunder”. Tessa Thompson recently told Yahoo Entertainment in an interview that Valkyrie’s sexuality “was a major point of discussion” with filmmaker Taika Waititi. “We talked about it a lot, because I think rightfully there’s this real want in audiences to see characters be very clearly queer or LGBTQIA inside these spaces. And I think it’s hugely important to have representation,” she said.
The queer actress added, “And also as humans I think that we are not defined by our sexuality, and by who we love. And so sometimes I think to hang a narrative completely on that is a way of actually diminishing the humanity of the character. Because you don’t allow them to be anything else.”
We’re not sure if “Thor: Love & Thunder” is being postponed in order for some scenes to be removed, but we know this much – it’s going to be hard to avoid spoilers for 2 whole weeks!
UPDATE (Wednesday, 13th July)
We have real bad news, people. Thor: Love and Thunder has been postponed indefinitely. We know, we are just as horrified as you are. GSC updated fans on the movie’s status an hour ago today, claiming that Disney had officially declared the release of Thor: Love and Thunder in Malaysia as “TBA”. Currently, they are awaiting more updates from Disney. Well, keep your fingers crossed! Hopefully, we’ll still get to watch the long awaited film in cinemas.