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Chris Hemsworth Goes on a Cosmic Journey in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Teaser

Finally! Marvel has released a teaser for 'Thor: Love and Thunder' ahead of its July release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

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The fourth Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, is due to hit theaters July 8, and now (finally!) there is a Chris Hemsworth-packed teaser to showcase the action to come. 

"These hands were once used for battle, now they're but humble tools for peace. I need to figure out exactly who I am," the eponymous hero (played by Hemsworth) says in the teaser, which you can watch below.

Thor: Love and Thunder is based on Jason Aaron's version of the comics, which came to an end in 2019. It follows Avengers: Endgame in the MCU timeline, which saw Thor first traveling back in time to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin) from wiping humanity from the face of Earth, and then leaving that planet to join the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the comics, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Thor's love interest, picks ups his mantle after he is stripped of it, but the powers come with a big cost for her personally.

The teaser shows Thor exercising and embarrassing Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), as well as claiming his "superheroing days are over" and traveling the galaxy. However, although he wants to find inner peace, he will soon enough be called back to aid in creating peace for the galaxy, as well. Although not depicted in the teaser, Marvel has confirmed that Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) seeks the extinction of the gods and is a villain in this film.

Thor will end up working with King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane (Portman), who in this version also somehow wields his magical hammer, to learn about God Butcher's quest for vengeance and stop him before it's too late. 

Waititi also returns as director of this latest installment (after helming Thor: Ragnarok in 2017), and he wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

Thor: Love and Thunder is produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, from Marvel Studios. 

The first three films in the franchise varied when it came to critical reception. The first film, just titled Thor, which was released in 2011 earned a 57 Metascore, while its 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World, was a little less well-received, earning a 54 Metascore. However, the third movie, Thor: Ragnarok, shot into the green with a 74 Metascore. Given that that film was also directed by Waititi, it may be the best indicator out of the three as to how Thor: Love and Thunder will fare.