While we wait and see whether current rumors regarding the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer are true, some more official merchandise for the Marvel sequel offers a further glimpse at the core cast of characters and several plot details. Revealed by Twitter user Thor: Love and Thunder News, the images provide new looks at Thor, The Mighty Thor, King Valkyrie, and, at last, Christian Bale as the villainous Gorr the God Butcher.
The promo art for so-called Ravager Thor reveals Chris Hemsworth, who is back in fighting form and sporting long hair once again, wearing an 80s-style outfit as he travels the universe with Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The image comes alongside the caption, “Thor wields the mighty Stormbreaker against a terrifying new foe.”
Next up is Mighty Thor, with Natalie Portman set to reprise the role of Jane Foster, who this time is transformed into a superhero of her own. “Jane Foster’s life is forever changed when she mysteriously comes to possess the hammer Mjolnir… and the power of the Mighty Thor!” the caption reads.
The artwork for King Valkyrie sees Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson return for more in Thor: Love and Thunder, with the caption revealing that she is brought back into the action after the arrival of a mysterious new threat. “When a dangerous new visitor threatens the livelihood of New Asgard, King Valkyrie is forced to take up her sword once more to defend her people,” reads the caption, which offers at least some scant plot details. At this stage, we’ll take whatever we can get.
Last but by no means least is Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher. An extra-terrestrial who feels the gods have betrayed him, several images of official toys have revealed that Bale will not look much like the comic book version of the character, instead simply looking like a grey version of, well, Christian Bale. While Gorr’s live-action debut will seemingly abandon the more alien look, he will seemingly maintain Gorr’s all-powerful weapon, the Necrosword. “Wielding a strange and terrifying weapon, Gorr will let nothing stand in his way,” the caption alongside the image reads.
For reasons known only to Marvel Studios, Thor: Love and Thunder has yet to release a trailer. Despite being only three months from release in theaters. While there are rumors that the first footage could be unveiled today, audiences do not have to wait too long to see the MCU movie in its entirety, with Thor: Love and Thunder scheduled to be released in the United States on July 8, 2022, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The Thor sequel stars an impressive ensemble cast, which includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum, and Vin Diesel.
The Best Episode In Bel-Air Season 1
The ending of “Bel-Air” Season 1 is a strong and emotional one, and it’s hardly a surprise that the final episode of Season 1 has the highest rating on IMDb by a considerable margin. This is perfectly understandable, because as Variety points out, “Where To?” is “Bel-Air’s” version of the original show’s classic “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse” — you know, the heartbreaking one where a chance reunion with Will’s father (Ben Vereen) ends up reaffirming that he doesn’t have what it takes to want to be a part of Will’s life. “How come he don’t want me, man?” the desolate Will asks Uncle Phil (James Avery) in the end.
Apart from its connections with the legendary episode, “Where to?” has other things going for it, as well. In this version, Will’s dad Lou is played by Marlon Wayans, and his backstory is reimagined pretty heavily. Because of this, the episode’s broad strokes might be similar to the original, but things actually play out in a very different way than “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” handles the brief father-son reunion.
With an IMDb rating of 7.8 out of 10, “Where to?” stands head and shoulders above the rest of the season — even the second highest-rated episode, “Yamacraw,” only has a 7.4 rating.
Never Have I Ever Season 3: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know
Indian-American teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is coming back to our screens soon with a new season of Never Have I Ever. Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series was renewed for a fourth and final season before season 3’s air date was even announced. With the third season’s release date confirmed, fans can start to get excited to see what will happen next for the high schoolers.
Knowing the show has a predetermined endpoint means this season could be setting up storylines that they’ll see through for the next two seasons. This gives them more room to explore other themes and more time to set up longer, more complex plot points. There are no hints as to what those could be, but we can speculate based on how the last season ended. Which, if you recall, was on a high note for everyone but Ben (Jaren Lewison).
While you wait for Devi and her friends to return, you can practice for a 24-hour relay or pick out what to wear to the next dance on your social calendar. Here’s everything we know about the next season of Never Have I Ever.
The last season left the audience with some questions. Devi and Paxton (Darren Barnet) are back together, and everyone knows about it since they danced in front of everyone at the school dance. Ben is left devastated after Eleanor (Ramona Young) revealed he was Devi’s first choice of boyfriend, not the popular swimmer. Based on the shirt her best friend is holding in the image above, maybe things with Paxton will get a bit more serious (or Devi wants them to get there). After all, it wouldn’t be the first time she tried to sleep with him.
But, there could be another wrench in Devi’s love life. Newcomer Des (Anirudh Pisharody), an Indian student that attends a private school, is being introduced this season, but his storyline isn’t known. Could Devi, or maybe Aneesa (Megan Suri), transfer to the private school? Is he someone Devi’s mom tries to set her up with? Is he simply a family friend? Only time will tell.
Devi wasn’t the only one to (re-)kindle a romance at the dance. Her cousin Kamala (Richa Moorjani) and Eleanor may have new relationships bloom this season. Trent (Benjamin Norris), one of Paxton’s friends, compliments Eleanor on her performance in the play, calling her a “star” and “transcendent.” Sparks seemed to fly when he asks her to dance, and, despite calling her the wrong name, she dances with him. The two could make a great couple, especially in comparison to the guys she dated before. Kamala evades an arranged marriage proposal by dashing out of the house and to the school dance, where she meets English teacher Manish Kulkarni (Utkarsh Ambudkar). They seemed to hit it off when they met, and maybe her coming to the school’s event will push them closer together.
But where does this all leave Ben? Will he try and interfere with Devi’s relationship, break up with Aneesa, mourn his loss, or date someone else entirely? The promotional images don’t give us much to go on, as he and Devi appear to be having a friendly debate as always.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is back as Devi. If you’d like to watch more of her work while you wait, she voices Priya in the Pixar/Disney+ film Turning Red. Devi’s two best friends, Fabiola and Eleanor, are returning, with Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young (Z Nation, Legends of Tomorrow) continuing in the roles, respectively. Darren Barnet (Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles) is coming back to portray Paxton, with Jaren Lewison reprising Ben. Based on the released promotional images, Poorna Jagannathan (The Out-laws) is back as Devi’s mother, Nalini, and Richa Moorjani will continue to play Devi’s cousin Kamala. Season 2 newcomer Megan Suri is also returning to play Aneesa. It’s expected that John McEnroe, the professional tennis player, will return as Devi’s narrator.
Other cast members confirmed for the next season are Jack Seavor McDonald as Eric, the captain of the robotics team, and Benjamin Norris as Trent, one of Paxton’s friends. Though not confirmed, several characters should make repeat appearances. These include Niecy Nash as Devi’s therapist Dr. Jamie Ryan, Utkarsh Ambudkar as English teacher Manish Kulkarni, Ranjita Chakravarty as Devi’s grandmother, and Adam Shapiro as “Facing History” teacher Lyle Shapiro. Recurring cast members Dino Petrera as Jonah, Lily D. Moore as Rebecca, Christina Kartchner as Eve, and Dana G. Vaughns as Marcus are likely to appear in an episode or two, based on previous seasons.
One new cast member was announced in January by Deadline. Anirudh Pisharody is joining the cast as the recurring character Des. He’s described as “an Indian student who goes to an elite private school.”
Deadline confirmed that the new season will be available to stream on August 12, 2022.
Each season of Never Have I Ever has introduced another character’s narrator in addition to Devi’s. Season 1 introduced Ben’s narrator as Andy Samberg, while season 2 revealed Gigi Hadid as Paxton’s. It’s probable that another narrator will be revealed; the only question is who the voice will belong to. So far, those narrators have belonged to Devi’s love interests. If the new character Des ends up as a love interest, there’s the potential for the next narrator to be his. If he doesn’t become a love interest, perhaps another character’s partner, like Trent, could have their narrator divulged.
Until August rolls around, you can pick out who your narrator would be or rewatch the first two seasons to make sure everything is fresh in your mind when season 3 hits screens.