Over the past month, news about the latest instalment in the “Thor” franchise has been nothing but a roller-coaster ride. Originally set to release with the rest of the world, the film was postponed to the 21st of July. However, a few weeks later, the unimaginable happened. The movie was completely shelved from a Malaysian theatrical release!
Regardless, one does not keep the God of Thunder in chains as “Thor” lead, Chris Hemsworth, took to Instagram to announce that the “Love and Thunder” would debut on Disney+ this 8 September! This would be one of the releases in conjunction with Disney+ Day, which is a celebration of the streaming platform.
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A few weeks back, during a Q&A session in the Dewan Negara, it was revealed that the reason behind the “Thor-quel’s” postponement was due to its LGBT elements. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin made the revelation, which confirmed what many had already suspected from the start.
“Lately, there was a movie that failed to pass our censorship (board), and that was the latest “Thor” movie,” he stated.
As with the case of “Lightyear”, the film should not feature any cuts once it debuts on Disney+ Hotstar. One thing that would be amusing to see is whether the film would probably be rated 18+ on the platform. This would in fact line up with what “Eternals” and “Lightyear” were rated here. Both films had scenes featuring same-sex kisses.
Regardless, we’re excited that we can feel the love and thunder on our Malaysian shores! At last, we shall be brought up to speed with the memes, spoiler discussions and all of the fun geeky stuff that we’ve not been able to participate in. It’s been a long wait but, what’s a little more eh?