Here’s Every Major Death In Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’

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Thor: Love and Thunder has landed in theaters and not everyone makes it out of Chris Hemsworth’s latest Marvel entry alive.


Taika Waititi returned to direct Love and Thunder, his second film in the Thor series after 2017’s Ragnarok. This time around, however, the director was ready to tug on a few more heartstrings.

Perhaps the most expected – but still incredibly emotional – death in the film is Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. The film introduced Gorr as an innocent devotee of an uncaring god, Jonny Brugh’s Rapu, who allowed Gorr’s people to die, including his daughter.

While his rage at Rapu, along with his possession of the Necrosword, set Gorr on a mission to uncover Eternity and wish away all the gods, he ultimately chose love. At the behest of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Gorr instead uses his one wish from Eternity to return his daughter to life. However, he then quickly succumbs to the Necrosword’s corrupting influence and perishes.

In his final moments, having been redeemed by Thor, Gorr begs the thunder god to look after his daughter. Thor agrees, leading to the two becoming the powerful duo known as Love and Thunder.

The film’s biggest death, however, is that of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. While she didn’t appear in the previous entry, Thor: Ragnarok, Jane had been Thor’s love interest since 2011’s Thor. Her return here followed their breakup and saw Jane wielding Mjolnir to protect her from the effects of her cancer.

Love and Thunder revealed that Jane Foster now had Stage 4 cancer. While Mjolnir could hold off the effects, every time she used it to transform into the Mighty Thor, her strength was being sapped and her body was left unable to fight. She ultimately dies in Thor’s arms after using Mjolnir to destroy the Necrosword.

A final post-credits scene revealed Jane arriving in Valhalla, where she was greeted by Idris Elba’s Heimdall.

The Fakeouts

While Jane Foster and Gorr officially bit the dust in Thor: Love and Thunder, a few other characters seemed to meet their end, only to then be revealed to be alive and well.

The first of these fakeouts is Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, the Asgardian warrior seen in the previous Thor movies. When Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy pick up the distress calls of those who have been attacked by Gorr, Thor responds to Sif’s.

While Thor finds Sif on the verge of death, when he reveals that gaining access to Valhalla requires a warrior die during a battle, not after it, Sif becomes more willing to accept help. Thor takes her with him to New Asgard to receive medical attention.

Later on, in Omnipotence City, both Russell Crowe’s Zeus and Taika Waititi’s Korg appear to be killed. Korg is struck down by Zeus himself, who hurls his thunderbolt at him, resulting in him crumbling into a pile of rocks. This sparks Thor’s rage. He catches Zeus’ thunderbolt and hurls it straight back at the Olympian King of the Gods, apparently killing him.

It is quickly revealed, however, that Korg’s face is still intact and alive – he claims this is a feature shared by his species, Kronans. By the end of the film, Korg’s body has regrown in time for him to find love with another Kronan, named Dwayne.

A mid-credits scene reveals that Zeus is indeed still alive. It looks like it takes more than a thunderbolt to the chest to kill a god. However, the attempt on his life has left Zeus enraged and sees him summoning his son Hercules (Brett Goldstein) to kill Thor.

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 solo film 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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