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‘Can’t Wait To See Hercules Against Thor’: Internet Wants Thor: Love and Thunder’s Newest Addition, Hercules To Show Who’s Boss in Thor 5

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.

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Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson return to the Thor franchise.

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.

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*Spoilers ahead*

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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.”

Also read: Everything We Learned From Thor: Love and Thunder’s Bad Reviews

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Thor and Hercules in Marvel Comics

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.

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.

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Gorr played by Christian Bale in Thor 4 compared to the comics

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.

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Thor facing off against Hercules in the comics

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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.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.