It seems the rumours of Chris Hemsworth renewing his contract as the god of thunder in the MCU has found some footing as Tessa Thompson revealed that a fourth Thor movie has been pitched to Marvel.
The movie, if agreed on, will be directed by Taika Waititi, the genius behind Thor: Ragnarok, as told by Tessa, who plays Valkyrie; the only surviving member of her clan of elite warriors that were killed by Hela, which saw her end up on Planet Sakaar looking for scraps, till Thor came along and wooed her into joining The Revengers to save Asgard from the goddess of death. The film ended with her aboard the Asgardian refugee ship on their way to Earth, but they were hijacked by Thanos and his men as seen at the start of Avengers: Infinity War.
According to Thompson during a recent LA Times interview, a fourth Thor film has already been pitched at Marvel Studios. While the actress claims that she doesn’t know specifics about it, she adds that Ragnarok director, Waititi is said to be returning to helm the film. “I heard that a pitch has happened for [another “Thor” film]. I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika [Waititi, who directed ‘Ragnarok’] would come back,” she said.
Valkyrie’s whereabouts continue to be a mystery after skipping Infinity War, but after months of speculation, Avengers: Endgame character portraits and special emojis confirm her survival of Thanos’ decimation of half the life in the universe. The assumption now is she, alongside fan favorite characters Korg and Miek, escaped the refugee ship and possibly continued their voyage to Earth. Whether or not they landed on the planet is another conversation, but they’re expected to factor into the Phase 3 capper. Chances are that Thor will seek her out following their loss to the Mad Titan before he goes off to execute the fresh plan to take down the villain.
With Thor: Ragnarok already the third film in the franchise, it will be interesting to see if Marvel will make an exception and deviate from their solo-adventure trilogy rule. Both Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America’s (Chris Evans) trilogies seemed to be the end of their solo runs, with Iron Man taking up a mentorship role in Spiderman’s solo movies, while Captain America has only appeared in movies in The Avengers franchise. and there are still speculations that their stories will come to an end in Endgame.
It’s quite different with Odinson, however. Between finally nailing the tone they want for the character and a potential future that doesn’t feel forced in the MCU, there’s still so much he can do in the franchise starting with Thor 4.