Jane and Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder

All the Cast & Characters in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

All the cool gods will be there.
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Thor: Love and Thunder arrived in theaters on July 8th! And we finally know everyone who’s in it. Marvel is notoriously secretive about their projects, but Thor 4 seemed to be more top-secret than usual.

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In development since 2019, it felt like fans had been waiting a millennium for this movie. Originally, it was supposed to debut In November 2021 but had delays because of the COIVD-19 pandemic. When the trailer finally hit the internet, it racked up over 209 million views in the first 24 hours. We are obviously hungry for all things Thor. Here are all the characters (and actors) for Love and Thunder.


Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – The titular character returns for some more rocking space adventures.

Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman) – Finally, the return of Jane Foster. No longer just Thor’s ex, she claimed Mjölnir and a godly mantle for herself.

King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) – Going from scrapper to king, Valkyrie must make the adjustment to life as a ruler. Marvel boss Kevin Feige and Thompson have verified Valkyrie’s bisexuality will finally be addressed in this film (yay!).

Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) – The new villain who wants all gods to pay for their indifference to the lives of others.

Korg (Taika Waititi) – The soft-spoken rock gladiator Thor befriended in Thor: Ragnarok.

Miek – Korg’s other gladiator best friend.

The Guardians of the Galaxy – All the Guardians return for Thor’s soul-searching space fun. So Peter Quill/Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Kraglin Obfonteri (Sean Gunn) will be there.

Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder – Thor’s awesome goats make their first MCU appearance.

Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) – Sif started in the MCU as one of The Warriors Three (Thor’s besties) in the first Thor movie, but she hasn’t been part of Thor’s story since then.

The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) – The displaced ruler of Sakaar makes a return.

Although Jeff Goldblum was confirmed for an appearance, his scene (or scenes) ended up cut from the final film. So when are we getting the director’s cut?

Zeus (Russell Crowe) – King of the Greek pantheon of gods, and on Gorr’s hit list.

Bast (Akosia Sabet) – Egyptian cat goddess with deep connections to Black Panther and Wakanda.

Bast appeared, but she remained in the foreground and was not mentioned or named. Watch the movie again to see if you can spot her!

The Thespians – At the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok, a group of thespians acted out Loki’s version of the previous movie, Thor: The Dark World. They are back to act out the events of Ragnarok. There will be a thespian version of Loki (Matt Damon), Thor (Luke Hemsworth), Odin (Sam Neill), and Hela (Melissa McCarthy).


Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – Although the Loki belonging to Thor’s timeline is dead, we know a variant of Thor’s beloved brother is traveling through the timelines and could pop up.

Loki never appeared, but his presence was felt with Thor’s amazing back tattoo devoted to his brother.

Lena Headey – Many rumors are circulating on the internet linking Headey to the movie. This would be her first appearance in the MCU, so no characters are linked right now to her. But many speculate she will be a godly character from Asgard (such as Thor’s other amazing sister Angela) or possibly Hera, Zeus’s wife.

Lena Headey did shoot scenes for Thor 4, but ended up cut from the movie. Still no word on who she would have played or if she will return in any future projects.

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) – As another space-traveling character, it is in the realm of possibility for Captain Marvel to make an appearance. There have also been several rumors (and hints from the actors) that Captain Marvel and Valkyrie might have a romance in their future (I’m crossing my fingers).

Captain Marvel must have been too busy saving the galaxy to make a visit to New Asgard. But that doesn’t mean I am giving up on Captain Marvel/Valkyrie.

Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) – Gamora died during Avengers: Infinity War, but a time-displaced version of the character came into play during Avengers: Endgame. This Gamora never became a member of Guardians of the Galaxy. Maybe her opinion of the team changed since the last time we saw her.

The Guardians still lack a Gamora. Will she ever rejoin the team?

Eitri (Peter Dinklage) – The space weapon smith crafted Mjölnir ages ago. In Avengers: Infinity War, Thor sought him out to make Stormbreaker in the same manner. He may have had a hand in reforming the broken hammer.

Although Eitri did not show up in the theatrical version of the movie, Christian Bale confirmed Dinklage did film scenes for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Khonshu – The patron god of Moon Knight could be linked, as another Egyptian god, Bast, is already confirmed.

No Khonshu or Moon Knight this time around.

Beta Ray Bill – Yes, this is a long shot. But as I outlined in a previous article, Marvel has left plenty of clues hinting at the fan-favorite wielder of Stormbreaker showing up.

Even though I knew Beta Ray Bill probably wouldn’t be in the movie, it was still disappointing not to see him. And I know I am not the only pinning for him to join the MCU. Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) wants a spinoff show for Sif and Bill. Yes, please.

Honestly, we’ve already got the trifecta of Hemsworth, Portman, and Thompson, so anyone else is just icing on the cake. Who are you excited to see in Thor: Love and Thunder?

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D.R. Medlen (she/her) is a pop culture staff writer at The Mary Sue. After finishing her BA in History, she finally pursued her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer in 2019. She expertly fangirls over Marvel, Star Wars, and historical fantasy novels (the spicier the better). When she's not writing or reading, she lives that hobbit-core life in California with her spouse, offspring, and animal familiars.