THOR LOVE AND THUNDER Trailer Breakdown! Every EASTER EGG & Marvel Connection You Missed!
Thor: Love and Thunder’s First trailer is here! We break down every Marvel easter Egg and Avengers reference, and talk about the movie’s role in the larger cinematic universe. Also, we explain how Jane Foster got Mjolnir, the political situation on New Asgard, and the origins of the villain, Gorr the God Butcher/ Gorr’s sword is an ancient evil that actually connects to Venom’s origin, so you never know–this movie might be connected to Spider-Man: No Way Home more directly than we think.
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Written and Hosted by Ryan Arey (http://twitter.com/ryanarey)
Edited by Harriet Lengel-Enright, Sean Martin, and Srinidhi Rao
Research by Srinidhi Rao (http://instagram.com/shishurao)
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I am so excited about this movie. Thor Ragnarok is my favorite MCU film, I love the comics this movie is based on, and can’t wait to share what we noticed with you guys.
We begin with the opening guitar notes of Guns and Roses, sweet child of mine. Which is a perfect choice when you break down the lyrics and apply their meaning to Thor’s journey.
She’s got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories /Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Doug: sky…sky. This is because Thor didn not have responsibilities when he was a child, and he’s trying to recapture those days by going into retirement. And we also see him as a child which I’ll get into a bit later.
Next lyric: Now and then when I see her face / She takes me away to that special place / And if I stared too long I’d probably break down and cry –
So he’s wistful for when times were better. His planet is gone, most of his avengers friends are dead or gone. And He misses Jane
Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place / Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by –
His old hair has returned to the era when he lived in a warm safe place. In the past he relied on his power as a thunder god–when people would pray for him to spare them from his storms. So in his mind, his fair is tied to his heyday as a god.
And the bridge of the song is just Axel repeating where do we go–and that’s where This is in this. He seems to want to break away from the guardians–because he’s not getting the love from them that he needs [clip, not me].
He has no idea what to do with his life. He’s still in the middle of a rebellious stage and he has to grow up.
So let’s get into this trailer. We open with young Thor. as we saw him in the flashback of Thor 1, running through the woods to show him growing up. This might be a kind of dream Thor is having, of him racing through his life. The next Thor is him a s ateenager, dressed in his comic accurate Jack Kirby costume, from his first appearance. Ragnarok was incredibly loyal to Jack Kirby’s designs for the character, lifting enture panels of Kirby comics for the art design. And this trailer has Kirby written all over it.
If you remember, old loki played by richard grant was wearing a comic accurate costume as well. Which is interesting. Maybe thor and loki actually dress like this as teenagers, and old loki was just reverting to his original clothing.
And then the running ends with how he dresses in the first Thor movie, with shoulder length hair.
Now in the next one we jump much further forward, intimate to Thor’s final costume. He’s wearing what looks like leather with fur shoulder pads–more like what he would have worn among norsemen when his godhood was in its heyday. I’ll talk about this scene later in the trailer.
First, a little note on the comics these are based on. This story is based on a couple different comic runs, but the main one was written by this guy Jason Aaron. He wrote a 100 issue long, episc story that I recommend highly to you. The story shows him in ancient Norway, partying with humans as a young man.
The key villain in the arc is an alien named Gorr the god butcher. Tl dr on him is that he prayed to the gods to save his family, they didn;t, and he acquired super powerful aliens words that allowed him to go through the cosmos killing gods.
There’s a lot more to it than that, but that’s all you have to know for now.
Then we see him burying Stormbreaker like a tree, and going off to meditate. Very appropriate, since the handle originally came from a talking tree groot
There are a couple of runes etched on the side of Stormbreaker. We can see the runes for Ay-wahz (M), symbolizing horses or transportation, GIH-bo (X) for gift, Hagalats (N) for hail, Thoor-ee-sahts for Thor, Teevaz for the warrior god Tyr, and possibly an Othala symbolizing inheritance.