With the release of Thor : Love and Thunder ,, fans will now be able to enjoy the highly anticipated fourth installment of God of Thunder’s film franchise. The movie’s jokes, god-mutilating action and a host of other gags make it difficult to enjoy previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films. The film is a clear example of the MCU’s inability to be redeemed.
The first installment, Thor Ragnarok ,, was an enormous film that showed how the MCU’s filmmakers dealt with the Thor mythos. Thor’s hammer, hair and eye were lost by the filmmakers in Thor: Ragnarok. These visual cues played into the bigger role of the movie about the remake of the God of Thunder. But Thor has made all these things obsolete.
On an aesthetic level, Thor has essentially reverted to how he looked before Ragnarok. His long, flowing hair is now straightened and he has two eyes that work. Now he fights with Mjolnir. One wonders if it was a good idea to change the character and put him through an exciting arc, if his long-term goal was to eventually return him to the way he was before.
However, this issue is important for the wider MCU and goes far beyond Thor. Marvel effectively reversed all of the deaths that were “permanently” caused by Avengers .. All the Snap victims were to be resurrected in Avengers Endgame HTML1. The deaths that occurred before The Snap were meaningless, and there was no consequence.
As fans know, Loki has returned, but as a variant. The second season is currently in production. A variant Gamora was also brought back in Endgame. Vision was essentially resurrected in the finale of WandaVision. Now, Thor : Love and Thunder ‘s post-credits scene features Heimdall welcoming Jane to Valhalla.
To be honest, it doesn’t mean that Heimdall and Jane will come back to life. They are technically still dead. But why would they include such a scene in the post credits? It’s insurance. It’s insurance. Even though there are no plans to immediately bring back these characters, it ensures that audiences have a way to view them again. It also takes away a lot from the deaths of these characters. It is not able to undo risky and creative decisions made in the past projects. Instead, it should embrace these mistakes and make use of them for its future.
To see the inconsequential nature of the MCU, , Thor is now playing in theatres.