Thor: Love And Thunder: Celebrities, they are just like us: stuck at home and socialized while passing the time to help watch old movies. However, if you’re Taika Vetti and you’re choosing to see Thor again: Ragnarok with friends Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson, it’s a bit more elaborate.
Vetti hosted an Instagram live watch party of Ragnarok on Thursday night, intent on providing commentary about the 2014 Marvel film he directed. Instead, the Waititi stream turned into an impromptu Q&A session with tens of thousands of fans watching in-between, back-and-forth pranks with Ruffalo (Bruce Banner) and Thomson (Valkyrie), and his upcoming Thor film, Thor: Love And some updates on Thunder.
The live stream was a typical Waititi affair, with less overall commentary on the film and more hilarious random hijinks that are equally if not more entertaining. (If you’re looking for actual director’s commentary, there’s always the Blu-ray.) Prepare for moments of pure, unadulterated joy as Waititi joyously declares that he misses Ruffalo, and Ruffalo responds, “I miss you too, baby.” Baby! The utter bromance between these two. This is the real magic of Marvel productions.
When Thor: Ragnarok was released in 2017, it was praised for pivoting away from the try-hard Shakespearean version of the Norse god that Kenneth Branagh set up in 2011. Waititi reestablished Thor’s character and leaned into the zaniness of gods, aliens, and miscreants in space. Love and Thunder will build on work done in Ragnarok, with Waititi describing it as something that came out of a 10-year-old’s imagination.
This is a typical Waititi affair
Vetti also used her Instagram live stream to feature some concept art for some returning faces. His Instagram live session opens with the concept art of Miek, one of Thor’s prison compatriots from Ragnarok and finally, the roommate. Alien has new battle armour in Love and Thunder, a glimpse of which can be seen in art. The director also confirmed that Korg, a popular character he voiced in Ragnarok, will also return in Love and Thunder with a much more significant role.
Despite much love and teasing Thunder events in his 90-minute live stream, there was no way he could comment on specific aspects of the film Waititi. The director was mum on whether Tom Hiddleston’s Loki would appear in the movie. (The character is airing his Disney Plus series in 2011.) He also could not elaborate on the role of Thomson Valkyrie in Love and Thunder, nor would he hint at the newcomer who is playing Christian Bale.
Thor: Pyar Aur Thunder is currently set to hit theatres on February 28, 2022. The film was supposed to open in late 2019, but it was pushed back (along with most of the Marvel lineup) after the Black Widow release date was affected by the epidemic.
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