Love & Thunder Merch Hints at Gorr Attacking Valkyrie & New Asgard

Love & Thunder Merch Hints at Gorr Attacking Valkyrie & New Asgard

A new official brief for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder hints at Christian Bale’s villain, Gorr the God Butcher attacking New Asgard.

A new brief for Thor: Love and Thunder hints at Gorr the God Butcher attacking New Asgard. Christian Bale officially joins the MCU via the upcoming Taika Waititi-directed film. But instead of playing the hero as he did in DC through The Dark Knight trilogy, this time, he’s bringing a bad guy to life in Gorr.

Plot details for Thor: Love and Thunder are still scant at the moment despite the film being only three months away from hitting theaters. Marvel Studios has also yet to release any official marketing material for the blockbuster, leaving fans desperately waiting for their first look at the film. Luckily, since its release is slowly inching near, tie-in merchandise for Thor: Love and Thunder has already started to hit shelves, offering fans an idea of what to expect from the flick. But aside from costumes, the latest batch of toys from the Marvel Legends Series shares a short premise for the project.

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Courtesy of Thor Foster (via Thor: Love and Thunder News) is an image of the back of a Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) figure, which includes a brief for Thor: Love and Thunder. It reveals that New Asgard will be under attack by a dangerous visitor, putting its people’s livelihood in jeopardy. This forces Valkyrie to suit back up in order to defend the Asgardians. Check out the said image below:

A full version of Valkyrie’s promo art with a new character description:

“When a dangerous new visitor threatens the livelihood of New Asgard, King Valkyrie is forced to take up her sword once more to defend her people.” pic.twitter.com/QCNeULWOVb

— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) April 10, 2022

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The “dangerous new visitor” isn’t explicitly named in the Thor: Love and Thunder brief, but it’s safe to say it will be Gorr the God Butcher. After all, he is the confirmed bad guy of the story. It also makes sense that his arrival becomes the inciting incident that forces Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to return to New Asgard. As fans would remember, after the defeat of Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame, the God of Thunder finally admitted to himself that he didn’t want to become king. So instead, he officially passed the mantle to Valkyrie while he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy in their adventure. Given this, there has to be something that pulls him back to New Asgard, and Gorr the God Butcher’s threat could very well be that.

Bale reportedly worked on some late reshoots a few weeks back for Thor: Love and Thunder. It’s uncertain if this is the reason why Marvel Studios hasn’t released a trailer for the movie. In any case, considering how popular the God of Thunder is, not to mention the faith of viewers in Waititi given what he was able to accomplish in Thor: Ragnarok, Kevin Feige can get away with minimal promotion for the blockbuster. Still, it would be great if they start marketing the project now for the general moviegoing population.

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Source: Thor Foster/Twitter (via Thor: Love and Thunder News/Twitter)

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