New concept art from Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder puts the spotlight on Brett Goldstein’s Hercules.
One of the two post-credits scenes of Thor: Love and Thunder featured the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Hercules, with two-time Emmy winner Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso) playing the Greek demigod. The scene saw Zeus sending Hercules after Thor, setting up the return of all three characters in future MCU projects.
A closer look at the MCU’s Hercules
Hercules is featured in a new piece of concept art from Thor: Love and Thunder, shared by Andy Park, head of visual development at Marvel Studios. The artwork shows Brett Goldstein in full costume as Hercules, holding the Golden Mace, a weapon forged by the Olympian God Hephaestus.
Earlier this year, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi revealed that the decision to cast Brett Goldstein as Hercules came from Marvel’s Kevin Feige. The son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmene, Hercules is based on Heracles, a hero of ancient Greek mythology. He was adapted by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, making his debut in the pages of 1965’s Journey into Mystery Annual #1.
Here is the synopsis for Thor: Love and Thunder:
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the Thor sequel stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
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Source: Andy Park