The next Marvel film starring Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Love and Thunder, is out in cinemas, but not everyone makes it out alive.
After directing 2017’s Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is back to helm Love and Thunder, the sequel to the Thor movie franchise. But this time, the director was prepared to hit a few more emotional buttons.
Gorr the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale, may have the most predictable yet most tragic death in the picture. The movie introduced Gorr as an innocent follower of Rapu, a callous deity played by Jonny Brugh, who killed Gorr’s family members, including his daughter.
Gorr first started out on a quest to discover Eternity and wish all the gods away because of his fury toward Rapu and his ownership of the Necrosword, but he finally made the decision to choose love. Gorr instead utilized his one wish from Eternity to bring his daughter back to life at the request of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. He then rapidly succumbs to the corrupting effect of the Necrosword and dies.
After being saved by Thor, Gorr pleads with the thunder god to take care of his daughter in his last moments. Thor concurs, and the two combine their might to become the formidable team known as Love and Thunder.
But Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, is the character that dies the most in the movie. Jane has been Thor’s love interest since 2011’s Thor, despite the fact that she was absent from the previous installment, Thor: Ragnarok. When she eventually made it back here after their split, Jane was using Mjolnir to shield her from the affects of her disease.
Jane Foster’s illness has advanced to Stage 4 as stated in Love and Thunder. Mjolnir might delay the consequences, but every time she used it to become the Mighty Thor, her power was being depleted, leaving her body unable to defend itself. After using Mjolnir to shatter the Necrosword, she ultimately passes away in the arms of Thor.
A last post-credits sequence showed Jane entering Valhalla, where Idris Elba’s Heimdall welcomed her.
In Thor: Love and Thunder, two characters—Jane Foster and Gorr—officially passed away, although a few more characters appeared to die just to turn out to be still alive.
Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, the Asgardian warrior shown in the earlier Thor films, is the first of these knockoffs. Thor replies to Sif’s call when the Guardians of the Galaxy respond to the distress cries of individuals who have been assaulted by Gorr.
Thor discovers Sif on the edge of death, but when he explains that a warrior must pass away during a battle, not after it, in order to enter Valhalla, Sif becomes more open to receiving assistance. She travels with Thor to New Asgard with him so that she may obtain medical care.
Later on, in Omnipotence City, both Taika Waititi’s Korg and Russell Crowe’s Zeus seem to have died. Zeus himself unleashes his thunderbolt on Korg, killing him and turning him into a pile of rocks. Thor becomes furious over this. He seems to slay Zeus by catching his thunderbolt and returning it directly at the Olympian King of the Gods.
Korg states that his species, the Kronans, share this quality, however it is soon made clear that his face is still whole and alive. Korg’s body had fully recovered by the movie’s conclusion, just in time for him to fall in love with Dwayne, a fellow Kronan.
The fact that Zeus is still alive is revealed in the middle of the film. It appears that killing a deity requires more than just a thunderbolt to the chest. Zeus, meanwhile, is angered by the assault on his life and sends his son Hercules (Brett Goldstein) to murder Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently premiering in theaters.