Disney and Marvel Studios have released the latest Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, on physical formats today.
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On September 9, The Walt Disney Company will hold its D23 event. Not unlike E3, this event is exciting for consumers and deeply dreaded by reporters (like yours truly) because the company dumps TEN THOUSAND NEWS ITEMS AT THE SAME TIME and makes it IMPOSSIBLE TO COVER EVERYTHING.
This evening, like the thud of Mjolnir against the ground, a trailer for Thor Love And Thunder arrived out of nowhere. It confirms a lot of things people have been assuming about the movie.
Compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it took the Thor series a lot longer to find its groove. The first flick was just okay, and the second was a stinker. Ordinarily that means no third movie, but the sheer inertia of being a Marvel product drove Thor Ragnarok into being, which finally set a tone for the series that felt natural: lots of action, lots of humor, and a classic metal soundtrack. We expect the next Thor, Love And Thunder, to continue on the path Ragnarok established.
Marvel Studios revealed its release plans for the next three years today, and went beyond just the usual conference call or press release…they sent out a three-minute trailer, scored by the familiar opening theme, full of classic clips from movies past (including an audience reaction video) and narrated by a Stan Lee recording. The whole production is intended as one big, giant “WELCOME BACK TO THE THEATERS” sign. (You got the vaccine, right?)