Take this with a grain of salt, but it is possible that the eagerly awaited Thor: love and thunder could include a battle sequence between Thor and Hercules, the Greek demigod who has deep lore in Marvel Comics. The leak comes from 4chan, so it is by no means trustworthy, but it adds up taking into account the current context.
Rumor has it that the scene in question is mostly comedic as it would show that Thor and Hercules are “very childish about something”, which speaks in favor of director Taika Waititi’s style. It would also contain Guardian of the GalaxyDrax and Rocket are betting on Hercules to fight Drax, while Rocket is betting on Thor.
This leak should certainly not be seen as believable, but rather as recent confirmation about it Love and thunder seem to back it up. Russell Crowe recently announced that he will play Zeus in the film. Zeus is known to be the father of Hercules, so he only promotes the legitimacy of the leak. In addition, is the main villain of Love and thunder is confirmed as Gorr, The God Butcher (played by Christian Bale). In the comics, Gorr is known for doing exactly what his title suggests: killing gods. It is surely possible that Gorr shows up early in the film and kills some gods to establish his presence. Zeus seems like a perfect candidate to be killed by Gorr because of his limited comic book history and the fact that Crowe has confirmed his role. I would bet that when Hercules shows up, he will be safe from Gorr’s wrath.
The leak doesn’t tell who is playing Hercules, so either the source was just looking at the script or it’s completely worthless. I think the answer could be somewhere in between. Zeus starring in a Marvel movie without Hercules wouldn’t make any narrative sense, so I’m guessing Hercules is deleted as a name in at least the movie. The leak continues to share other narrative ways of sharing Love and thunderbut I won’t share them here.
Regardless of whether the leak is legitimate or not, it highlights a bigger problem for the MCU as leaks become more common at Marvel Studios. Spider-Man: No way homefor example was a big target for leaks and rumors. In addition, it became increasingly difficult to hide the filming from the paparazzi, as evidenced by the constant release of set photos. Still for as many leaks as a movie might like Avengers: Endgame Marvel was able to keep most of the defining moments under wraps. Hopefully Love and thunderfollows suit and keeps its key moments secret until its release.
Thor: love and thunder is currently filming in Australia with an impressive cast. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, with Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman repeating their roles as Valkyrie and Jane Foster respectively. The Guardians of the Galaxy are also confirmed to appear, although their roles will likely be limited. Other confirmed actors include Christian Bale as Gorr, Taika Waititi as Korg, Russell Crowe as Zeus and Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif. Thor: love and thunder will be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.
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