Chris Pratt has been confirmed to star in Thor: Love And Thunder – with the MCU crossover giving us double the Chris.
What a blessing.
At the end of Avengers: Endgame, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was seen aboard Star-Lord’s spaceship with the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy as they set off to search for Gamora, after the defeat of Thanos.
So it’s not too surprising that Pratt’s Star-Lord/Peter Quill will feature in the fourth Thor spin-off.
It is unclear how heavily Star-Lord will feature in Love And Thunder, but it could be that the film picks up where Endgame left off for the God of Thunder and his new Guardian pals.
Vin Diesel previously hinted that even more of the Guardians could be joining Thor in Love And Thunder, with the voice of Groot telling Comicbook.com earlier this year that ‘the director talked to me about [how Thor 4] will incorporate some of the Guardians of the Galaxy’.
While Star-Lord is the only confirmed Guardian addition to Thor 4, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will return as Thor and Valkyrie, while Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster after not appearing in 2017’s Ragnarok.
Meanwhile, Christian Bale will play the movie’s villain, with fans speculating he could be playing Dario Agger, aka Minotaur.
Taika Waititi will direct the film, after reviving the Thor franchise with Thor: Ragnarok, which gave a more comedic take on Hemsworth’s hammer-wielding god.
While Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 is in the works, Thor: Love And Thunder will be the next time we get to see any of the gang, as the James Gunn movie is not a part of phase four of the MCU.
Many of the release dates have been rejigged due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for release on February 11, 2022.
It will follow the planned releases of Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals and the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is currently filming in Atlanta.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness will complete phase four in March 2022.
Meanwhile, WandaVision – chronicling the lives of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) after the events of Endgame – is set to land on Disney Plus in January 2021, and will directly set up the new Doctor Strange film.