Here’s what happens in the Thor: Love And Thunder post-credits scene

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10 Jul 2022, 11:31


Warning! Spoilers follow!

Every Marvel fan knows not to leave the cinema before the credits have concluded, with Easter Eggs, cameos and nods to future stories always featuring. Thor: Love And Thunder, released in cinemas this weekend, is no exception.

Director Taika Waititi’s sequel to 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok has two post-credits scenes in total. The first appears midway through the credits, while a second is shown at the end once they’ve wrapped up.

In the first, it’s revealed that Zeus (Russell Crowe) survived Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) lightning bolt attack at the end of the film proper. In the scene set in Omnipotence City, Zeus vows to seek revenge against Thor to someone unseen to the camera. We then see Zeus is speaking to new character, Hercules, previously mentioned in the movie and here played by Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein.

Based on the character of the same name from Greek mythology, the Hercules character first appeared in Marvel comics in 1965 as a rival to Thor, before teaming up with the Avengers and helping out Thor in subsequent storylines. In the late ’90s and early ’00s he scored his own comic.

In the second post-credits scene, the deceased Jane Foster (Portman) is seen arriving at the gates of Valhalla following her battle with cancer. There she’s greeted by gatekeeper Heimdall (Idris Elba), who was killed by Thanos (Josh Brolin) at the very beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

Who knows if we'll see Jane Foster again. In the comics, the character also ended up in Valhalla, but was subsequently revived by Odin and Thor, going on to become a Valkyrie.

As Odin (Anthony Hopkins) is dead in the MCU, however, this might be the last we see of Mighty Thor. Which would be a shame.

No Marvel character has surpassed a trilogy of movies yet, with the likes of Iron Man and Captain America bowing out after the release of their third instalments. Taika Waititi has been non-committal when quizzed by Fandango on whether there will be a fourth Thor movie.

"I haven't thought about it as part of a new trilogy, because every time I make a film, I think, 'I'm never doing that again…' because they're just too hard. I've done it eight times now. Eight times I've said, 'I think I'm just going to pack it in. I had a good run.' And then sure enough get lured back in with a Yankee dollar. Lured back in by them cookies… and them Oscars."

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, he added: "Who knows if we do another one after this, but I definitely feel like we put everything - every idea and every single ridiculous concept or gag or stunt or character - into this film. I couldn't be happier with it."

And yet Thor himself is certainly game.

"I’ll do it until someone says get off the stage. I love it," Chris Hemsworth recently told Deadline.

We live in hope!

'Thor: Love And Thunder' is in cinemas now