Marvel fans looking forward to finally seeing “Thor: Love and Thunder” on the big screen on the 21st July will be once again sorely disappointed. GSC Cinemas has just announced that it has changed the release date of the film to “TBA” (to be confirmed).
The status of the film’s release seems rather uncertain. It could mean a few days or a few months from now! Needless to say, Malaysian netizens are unhappy about this further delay that was announced on the GSC Facebook page.
Many have taken online to demand for refunds over their advanced booking while others were less angry but curious on the matter. Some netizens were speculating on the reason for the delays, whether the fault lies with the Malaysian government or with Disney Studios.
As of now, GSC’s official online account has remained awfully mum on the entire matter…except for their brief reply on one very interesting comment left on the thread.
One Facebook user proposed the main reason why “Thor: Love and Thunder” is delayed is not because of LGBT elements in the film. Rather, it’s because Disney is afraid to compete with the greatness of “Mat Kilau” in the Malaysian and Bruneian film market. To that, GSC responded with a resounding no to that matter. With so much uncertainty, we know one thing at least: Disney is not scared of Mat Kilau and friends.
Interestingly, both Disney and Marvel Malaysia have been awfully silent on the blockbuster’s postponement. Neither outlets have released any form of statement and every enquiry on their socials have gone unanswered. What gives?
Someone even suggested that it’s perhaps LPF and Disney Malaysia couldn’t reach a consensus. The majority seem to think that it’s likely due to intimate scenes between a same sex couple, but it’s all speculation for now.