With over 20 movies and a wide range of characters in the Marvel franchise, it becomes a little difficult to catch up on everything. One such character is Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), whose journey has been a complex and adventurous ride.
This movie is nothing less than a ride. After saving the world countless times, Thor is ready to embark on a new journey: a quest to inner peace but this journey gets interrupted by Gore, who seeks the extinction of the gods. Along with King Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, Thor sets on a thrilling adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance.
So here’s a list of the movies that one must watch to be prepared to watch the newest Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
The first installment in the character’s solo franchise introduces Chris Hemsworth as the main character. The movie explores the origins of the superhero in addition to the introduction of other characters like Loki, Asgard, Odin, etc. Thor is based on the god of thunder in Norse mythology and is portrayed differently from the other superheroes.
Unlike the previous Marvel movies, Thor took a different turn in terms of the portrayal of the sci-fi elements as it is more of a fantasy movie as compared to the conventional superhero movie.
THE AVENGERS (2012)
Avengers, the first film in a new franchise, is a must-watch for any superhero fan. The elements of aliens, multiple superheroes like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and a powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) contribute to an astounding experience. The movie has some iconic moments between Thor and Loki.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)
The second installment in the character’s solo franchise has some really important events which are connected with the Infinity Stones. The movie also explores the relationship between Jane and Thor, and Thor and Loki.
The movie, however, could not get much love from the fans. But this movie has some crucial scenes which are important to Thor’s character and the story as well.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 1 (2014) & Vol. 2 (2017)
The Guardians of the Galaxy make a comeback in Thor: Love and Thunder. So to know about them, it is important to watch these two movies. The movies have fun, found family tropes, and explore how they bond and grow together as a group.
AVENGER: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
In addition to the Avengers saga, Avenger: Age of Ultron brings the group of superheroes back together. In this movie, Thor is put specifically to look for the Infinity Stones, keeping him away from the group on Earth.
THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
This movie saw some major turn of events in terms of story. The latest installment in the franchise is a must-watch before Thor: Love and Thunder. The characters Korg and Valkyrie are introduced in this movie and will be seen in the upcoming installment.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)
Infinity War shows the immediate events after Thor: Ragnarok. This movie sees some really big ups and downs for Thor’s character as he struggles with the loss of loved ones and allies. Also, he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy and Stormbreaker in this one, which is the start of their relationship which we’ll get to see in Love and Thunder.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019)
This sequel marks the last time Thor was seen on screen as his character goes through a lot of emotional turmoil. The biggest installment in the Marvel franchise is essential as it is the immediate predecessor to Thor: Love and Thunder.
The upcoming installment Thor: Love and Thunder hit the theatres on July 8, 2022.