‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ Adds Chris Pratt To Cast
To make up for the wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it’s been confirmed that Chris Pratt will be joining Chris Hemsworth and the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the lead of the Guardians of the Galaxy (at least when Thor isn’t around).
The Wrap has managed to confirm that Star-Lord himself will be among the characters who we see in Thor: Love and Thunder, a film shaping up to be one of Marvel’s biggest solo films ever in terms of size and scope. This addition to the cast only makes sense, considering that where we last left Thor, he hitched a ride with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and we’d have to see that addressed somehow. So far, we know that Vin Diesel’s Groot will also be part of the fourth Thor movie’s ensemble as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy members who will make cameos. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to imagine that likes of Bradley Cooper’s Rocket, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Dave Bautista’s Drax, and Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, could also appear, with Zoë Saldaña’s Gamora being the only question mark of the Guardians of the Galaxy ensemble due to her ghosting on the team after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
It’s been suggested that the fourth Thor movie will focus heavily on a romantic relationship between Thor Odinson and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has somehow gained Thor’s powers and is now calling herself “The Mighty Thor”. Other plot elements that are included in the narrative, aside from the reappearance of the Guardians in what appear to be cameoes, are a subplot with Foster having to fight cancer and another subplot with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) searching for a Queen to help her rule Asgard. Also confirmed to appear in the film are writer-director Taika Waititi as Korg, an unidentified actress as Miek, and Christian Bale as an unidentified antagonist (described as a galactic conqueror, and likely the main villain of the film).
The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe includes the films Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals, Spider-Man 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Ant-Man 3, and reboots of the Blade, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, and X-Men franchises. Another Avengers movie is also likely, but will be a ways off. In addition to the aforementioned movies, there are nine Marvel Studios shows confirmed for the Disney+ lineup: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and an untitled series starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.