Thor: Love and Thunder costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo discussed the upcoming changes to Chris Hemsworth’s superhero suit.
After reinventing the character of Thor in Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is back for the upcoming Love and Thunder, which is poised to change the character for good. The upcoming sequel is set to pivot the focus to Natalie Portman’s Jane becoming Mighty Thor and Christain Bale taking on the role of the devilish Gorr the God Butcher. In addition to the character changes, the film will also see Thor’s costume change.
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor costume has become less regal as time has gone on and become sleeker and battle-ready. In a recent interview with the Designing Hollywood Podcast, Thor: Love and Thunder designer Mayes C. Rubeo discussed how Waititi’s script informed some of Hemsworth’s costume changes.
“We were able to bring [Thor: Ragnarok’s color palette and costume lessons to Thor: Love and Thunder’s costuming]… I think there are always opportunities to do things differently. And obviously, we are dictated by the script and the situations of the script, and if there are different worlds or different countries, and stuff like that. It all comes with every single part of the script.”
It’s unclear what changes Thor’s costume will face but it’s clear that Waititi’s script has a direct impact on what Chris Hemsworth will be wearing. The last time was saw Thor was in Avengers: Endgame, where he was seen wearing a sleek, minimalistic suit that paid homage to his original wears but had the sensibility of his Ragnarok garbs.
Full details on the plot for Love and Thunder are currently being kept under lock and key. The Marvel Studios film is said to be partly based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Jane Foster becoming the new Thor.
Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and Russell Crowe are also on board.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Marvel film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Designing Hollywood Podcast