Will ‘Thor 4’ Be the Most Controversial MCU Movie Yet? Fans Weigh In

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Many MCU followers think about Thor: Ragnarok as not simply be the perfect Thor film, but additionally, among the finest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, ever. One of the primary causes for that distinction is as a result of director, Taika Waititi.

Waititi has been directing nice, small-budget films in his residence nation of New Zealand for some time now. Recently, he’s had his large break in Hollywood.

Not solely is Waititi directing the subsequent Thor film, however he’s additionally directing films and TV reveals for Star Wars. That mentioned, regardless of his expertise, some followers suppose that the subsequent Thor film, Thor: Love and Thunder, is likely to be essentially the most controversial MCU film to date.

What we find out about ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ to date 

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Thor, as a comic book guide character, has had quite a lot of unusual tales, to say the least. Unsurprisingly, similar to how Marvel has tailored comedian guide tales into the MCU, Waititi can even be doing the identical for Thor: Love and Thunder.

One of the various confirmed particulars concerning the film is that Jane Foster will return, and never solely that, however she is going to change into “Thor.” She received’t truly be him, however fairly, she’ll change into “Thor” because the character, whereas Chris Hemsworth will nonetheless be Thor Odinson, he simply received’t be the “Thor.” 

If this sounds complicated, it’s as a result of it’s. “Thor” is definitely a place, so when Jane Foster turns into “Thor,” she’ll simply be referred to as “Thor” from then on. Some followers might name her “Female Thor” or “Jane-Thor,” however Waititi mentioned that, similar to within the comics, she’ll simply be referred to as “the Mighty Thor.” 

Oh, and there is likely to be an LGBT+ character within the film.

Why ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ could also be controversial 

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Marvel and Disney have been very gradual in including LGBT+ characters and heroes into the flicks for one motive or the opposite. Unfortunately, in lots of elements of the world, having an LGBT+ character is inherently controversial, and Disney and Marvel appear to wish to avoid controversy in any respect prices.

Despite that although, Thor: Love and Thunder is rumored to have a trans character within the film. It’s not clear what character they’d be enjoying, however the comics have quite a lot of trans or LGBT+ characters, corresponding to a personality named Sera. While this can be welcome information to many, it’s certain to trigger controversy in some elements of the world, in accordance with MCU followers on Reddit.

On prime of that, there’s nonetheless quite a lot of misogyny on the planet, and a few folks might not wish to see Jane Foster changing into “the Mighty Thor.” Many MCU followers welcome this, because it adapts a storyline from the comics, however different folks might not like the concept as a lot. 

Will ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ be extra controversial than ‘Captain Marvel’?

For one motive or one other, Captain Marvel grew to become essentially the most controversial film within the MCU, largely attributable to how some folks reacted to what Brie Larson, who performs Captain Marvel, needed to say. Some of those folks went as far as to name Captain Marvel a villain, and a few even tried to boycott the film. 

Despite these efforts, Captain Marvel was an enormous hit and it made nicely over $1 billion. The controversy didn’t actually appear to have an effect on how the film carried out, and that’s what possible will occur with Thor: Love and Thunder. Obviously, it’s onerous to match controversies, however regardless of how controversial Thor: Love and Thunder is, it has an ace up its sleeve.

Waititi received an Oscar in 2020 for adapting the story of Jojo Rabbit. Larson can be an Oscar winner, and he or she received for her efficiency in Room. So, it doesn’t matter what, the MCU is in good palms, and it’ll in all probability proceed to deal with its characters and its tales with love and care.

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