The God of Thunder's     third film was a  breath of fresh air   for the MCU, so it's unsurprising that the   New Zealand native  was asked to direct          Thor's next          standalone           adventure.

Marvel Fans Are   Celebrating Thor: Love And       Thunder Hitting A Huge     Production       Milestone

The second of 2022's Marvel movies will be a more ensemble affair than previous Thor flicks, but it'll focus on the titular character and his reunion with Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, who is in line to get her own God-like superpowers in the Marvel Phase 4 project.

      Thor: Love and Thunder is currently set to be released on  July 8, 2022. It was  originally due out  on November 5, 2021    but, like so many theatrical releases, it was pushed back by          the ongoing             pandemic.

It'll also debut exclusively in theaters before it arrives on Disney Plus. Given that Shang-Chi and Eternals didn't land on the streaming platform for 55 days after their initial launch, however,

Tessa Thompson reprises her role as Valkyrie, while Waititi himself climbs back into his performance capture suit to play wannabe revolutionary Korg. The Guardians of the Galaxy will also show up in Thor: Love and Thunder,

Avengers: Endgame, well, ended with Thor in the company of Marvel’s most beloved bunch of a-holes. So Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer),

Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Sean Gunn (Kraglin) are all back in action in the fourth Thor movie. Strangely, there's no word on whether Bradley Cooper's Rocket will appear, though we suspect he will.

Perhaps the biggest news about the Thor 4's cast, though, is the return of Natalie Portman as Doctor Jane Foster. The actress agreed to reprise her role after a single meeting with Waititi (per Variety) as long as the director,