***MINOR SPOILERS FOR THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER***
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) creates a bizarre parody of an iconic Star Wars moment.
Despite having a shorter runtime than most MCU movies, Thor 4 manages to do quite a lot in a short amount of time. After hanging out on vacation with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor ends up trying to recruit some gods to take on Gorr the God Butcherer.
This leads him to go to the MCU’s version of Olympus — Omnipotent City. While at this grandiose city, Marvel fans get to see a lot of bizarre gods and meet Russel Crowe’s Zeus.
When Chris Hemsworth’s Thor calls out Zeus in front of the other gods at Omnipotent City, things don’t go well for the God of Thunder. He loses his clothes in front of everyone and for a split second, loses Korg.
When Korg breaks apart, Thor finds his friend’s face still intact and has Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie protect him. With Valkyrie and Korg already being good friends, this feels very similar to a Star Wars moment. Marvel definitely recreated the moment after having Valkyrie lace her hair around Korg’s face to have him on the back of her head.
Star Wars fans will instantly be reminded of Star Wars: Episode V — Empire Strikes Back (1980) when Chewbacca carries C-3PO on his back after the protocol droid is dismantled by Ugnaughts. With some upbeat music, Valkyrie gets help from Korg to know which enemies to kill making this moment more like a parody of the Star Wars Bespin chase scene rather than a faithful recreation.
While it was fun seeing Korg be like C-3PO, Taika is currently working on the script for the next Star Wars movie meaning that fans might have to brace themselves for some crazy comedic adventure. Hopefully, Waititi doesn’t take the comedy too far as the MCU does, but fans will have to wait and see what the writer and director have planned.
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Here’s an official description of Thor’s next adventure:
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.
Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+ you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ with Thor: Love and Thunder on releasing in theaters on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.