Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige opens up on Thor’s future in MCU

With the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is set to become the first superhero to receive four solo films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Among the other original Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America had three. But as the film’s release approaches, many wonder if there will be more time on the Thor MCU. Chris himself hinted that this might be his final Marvel movie. At the film’s recent press conference, Marvel Films boss Kevin Feige addressed Thor’s future. Also Read: Chris Hemsworth says Thor Love and Thunder may be their last Marvel movie

Hindustan Times attended the global press conference of Thor: Love and Thunder on Friday night. It was joined by film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Christian Bale, along with director Tyka Waititi and producer Kevin Feige. The team raised questions about the film and the franchise in general.

At one point, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was asked about Thor’s future in the MCU after Love and Thunder. He responded, “Well, there are things called comic books, and there are so many stories. And that’s where all our stories come from. And the question is, ‘Have you told all the classic Thor stories from comics and movies?’ The answer is no. There are a lot of them. ”

Thor: Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in Still of Love and Thunder's Promotion.
Thor: Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor in Still of Love and Thunder’s Promotion.

Kevin did not specify whether or not the stories would include Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, but he hinted that the franchise is looking at other versions and revisions of the character. He said, “I always say that our interest in making additional stories is a little bit about continuing the character. It’s about being able to fully experience and see the actor … I think of all of our cast, not their individual characters, but the Marvel that grows and evolves and changes into that character. And if we look at comics as our guide, there are plenty of other incarnations of Thor that we have yet to see.

In one of the other incarnations Kevin mentioned, in Love and Thunder, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster transforms into Mighty Thor, a role Marvel Comics has already seen. The MCU briefly showed a glimpse of at least one Thor in the latest Disney + series Loki. The stray in the show depicts a frog version of the Easter egg Thor. In the comics, the character Throg (real name Simon Walterson) has existed for quite some time.

Loki featured Thor's Blink and You-Miss-It look at Thor's frog version of Marvel Comics.
Loki featured Thor’s Blink and You-Miss-It look at Thor’s frog version of Marvel Comics.

Kevin’s comments hint that the MCU may be gearing up to send Chris to the new Thor with the ax of war, as he did to the other major Avengers. In Falcon and Winter Soldier, Captain America’s robe passes from Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Likewise, Kate Bishop is being installed as the new Hawkeye. There has been speculation that Shea Hulk will see Tatiana Maslany’s character rise to the plate to relieve Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. Florence Pugh is succeeded by Scarlett Johansson’s black widow. Also Read: Natalie Portman accidentally shares ‘Big Spoiler’ about Thor: Love and Thunder

In the midst of Phase 4 of the MCU, Marvel Studios plays the next generation of superheroes with a more central role. This means Chris Hemsworth will be replaced by Thor from another version of the character. Now, it remains to be seen whether it’s Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor or a completely different character. Much of it will be answered when the Thor: Love and Thunder screen in India on July 7th. But one thing is for sure. In its intertwined web of series and movies, Marvel has plenty of characters and plotlines to keep viewers engaged for years.

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