Guest on Australian radio Joy 94.9 , Russell Crowe revealed his role in Thor: Love and Thunder , the fourth installment of the saga still worn by Chris Hemsworth and directed by Taika Waititi (who was already in charge of the very fun Ragnarok ) . “As I leave, I get on my bike and head to the Disney Fox studios,” explains the Gladiator star. ” Around 9:15 am, I’ll be Zeus! It’s my last day of ‘Zeusseries’, I’m going to have fun!”
It was known for some time now that the 57-year-old Australian comedian would join Marvel’s superheroic saga , but not what his role would be. Knowing that he plays Zeus opens up new horizons for the franchise, which would therefore begin to integrate Olympians into the plot, as is the case in the comics, where the Nordic God may as well meet modern superheroes. only deities inspired by different mythologies. At Marvel, Zeus is thus one of the Gods of Olympus, precisely of Thunder and Wisdom, youngest son of Rhea and Cronos, whom he killed to obtain his throne. His superpowers are in other words superhuman strength and immortality.
In addition to Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe, this sequel should see Natalie Portman return as Jane Foster. We also know that Christian Bale and Matt Damon will be there, the first in the costume of the great villain of the story, Gorr the Butcher , and the second in an unknown role (but more important than his short cameo in Ragnarok to parody Loki! ). Thor: Love and Thunder is due in May 2022 in theaters.