In the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we see Chris Hemsworth return as Thor and Natalie Portman wield Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder. The Black Swan actor was not present in the third installment of the Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Love and Thunder also see the introduction of Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher. Despite the return of Taika Waititi who helped revive the franchise, many are not happy with the result.
Thor 4 introduced Russell Crowe as the Greek god Zeus, who is on a murderous path to wage war on humans. While discussing the irrelevance of Greek gods, Zeus talks to another character off-screen:
“When did we become the joke?” he asks, adding: No. No, they will fear us again.”
Face is more in favor with Goldstein. He can work out more for the movie, I dont see a Problem there.
— John Walker (@steverogerskl91) July 8, 2022
Later panning to the off-screen character, it’s none other than the Greek hero Hercules. The character is played by Brett Goldstein, most famous for playing Roy Kent in Ted Lasso. Many were shocked by choice and the casting has gone viral on the net.
one he’s not greek two he’s a better actor
— Tavon (@T_Vfilmluver17) July 7, 2022
Thor v. Hercules
With the exciting casting choice of Brett Goldstein as Hercules, fans have decided to have their passionate thoughts known. While many fans have commended Marvel for their spot-on casting, few aren’t satisfied.
Casting someone like Brett Goldstein as #Hercules in the MCU instead of someone like Alan Ritchson who is on par with Hemsworth’s physicality & literally built like a Greek God is just insane. #marvel #MarvelStudios #thor #ThorLoveAndThunder #brettgoldstein #alanritchson pic.twitter.com/UVNXEi07l4
— Logan Burns (@LOGAN_BURNS_) July 5, 2022
Yo he's fucking ACCURATEEEEEEE
— Johnny Perozo RMCF (@johnnyjperozo) July 9, 2022
People are raving for Thor to go up against Hercules in the next installment of the Thor Franchise. Considering that Marvel introduced Daredevil in the MCU on fan demand, we can assume Marvel does enjoy fulfilling its fans’ wishes.
— francis | it's thoring time (@Francis32748807) July 8, 2022
Since Chris Hemsworth is not leaving the franchise anytime soon, this might be a possibility.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now available exclusively in theatres.