We’ve heard rumblings before now, but it’s sounding more official lately that Thor 4 is really happening. Unlike Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame left the God of Thunder’s future in the MCU more open-ended and suggested that there could be more Asgardian adventures to come in Phase Four. And a new report from The Hollywood Reporter tells us that this is definitely the case.
According to THR, Chris Hemsworth is expected to return to the role that made his career for a fourth entry in his own Marvel movie series. Much to fans’ joy, Thor 4 will be once again helmed by Taika Waititi, who gave the franchise a much-needed shot in the arm with 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. From what we understand, he’s signed a deal to write and direct the hero’s next film.
While this is certainly great news, it’s not terribly surprising. Hemsworth has been open many times in the past about his willingness to return to the MCU following Endgame. We did think that a role for Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was on the cards first, but THR’s report makes no mention of the Australian star appearing in James Gunn’s threequel. Not that this means the idea is off the table completely, mind you.
The trade’s piece likewise doesn’t mention if Tessa Thompson is expected to reprise her part as Valkyrie in Thor 4. There’s probably a good chance that she will, however, as Thompson and Hemsworth have become something of a package deal of late (see: Ragnarok, Endgame and Men in Black: International). Plus, the actress herself is the one who first spilled the beans that the sequel was on its way.
In any case, We Got This Covered has previously reported that Thor 4 may adapt the Siege storyline from the comics and feature the Enchantress as its main villain. We’ll have to wait and see whether these ideas make it to the screen or not, but be sure to stay tuned for further updates.