Thor: Love and Thunder plot summary
The main plot of Love and Thunder is Thor’s reunion with Jane Foster aka. Mighty Thor, King Valkyrie, and Korg recruit some Gods and battle Gorr the Butcher, who threatens to kill them all; his motives stem from simple revenge against the Gods.
The fate of the universe hangs in the balance with all the usual obligatory CGI monsters and a big fight at the end.
Gorr the God Butcher is blinded by vengeance, desperate for justice for his daughter’s death and the Gods’ disregard for her death. Possessing the Necrosword, which has the ability to kill gods, Gorr goes on a bloody mission of revenge.
As the film progresses, Jane, Thor, and Valkyrie strike back and head into the Shadow Realm to stop Gorr. Unfortunately, they are short-lived, and to make matters worse, Gorr takes possession of Thor’s new hammer, Stormbreaker. During a three-on-one battle, Gorr injures Valkyrie and the trio is forced to retreat to Asgard.
Stormbreaker now in hand, Gorr heads to the temple intending to use Stormbreaker to open the Gates of Eternity, where he is granted a wish. This desire comes from wiping out every God in one blow to avenge his daughter.
Why is Jane’s cancer getting worse?
Early in the film, we learn that Jane was “worthy” of wielding Mjolnir, only to be sidelined without much explanation. It could be argued that this stems from Thor’s promise to Mjolnir, telling his hammer to “keep it safe”, but beyond that we don’t get much reasoning.
Anyway, after a previous failed foray into the Shadow Realm, Thor learns that Jane’s continued use of her newly acquired powers is actually weakening her defenses and making the cancer more aggressive. If he continues to wield Mjolnir, he may die.
Does Thor stop Gorr?
Valkyrie is out of the fight and while Jane is in the hospital, Thor decides to go off on his own to stop Gorr. Along the way, Thor frees the captive Asgardian children and encourages them to fight the enchanted monsters of Gor, thanks to his imprinting of his powers on the children.
Thor is quickly processed by Gorr, and Jane, having given up all hope, takes the stage riding Valkyrie’s Pegasus. The pair fight alongside Gorr, with Jane delivering a decisive blow to the antagonist. Meanwhile, Thor releases Stormbreaker and helps send the children home safe and sound.
Meanwhile, Jane uses Mjolnir to destroy Gorr’s source of power, the Necrosword. However, it is too late when the Gate of Eternity opens and Gorr slips through it despite being mortally wounded.
Thor and Jane follow him and try to talk to him. Thor encourages Gorr to remember why he started this fight in the first place and offers the alternative of killing all the Gods. He and Jane offer to return Gorra’s daughter and allow Thor to adopt her, taking her under his wing. Gorr eventually agrees and passes away.
Is Jane Foster dying?
In the midst of all this, Jane Foster succumbs to her injuries. After helping defeat Gorr and doing his best to turn the tide of the battle, he dies in Thor’s arms.
Jane turns to gold dust, melting into the ether like an Asgardian God. His journey appears to be over, though we see those in Asgard hailing him as a savior and a hero. Plus, this is the MCU, so death is never as simple as it gets!
How does love and lightning end?
With Gorr defeated and the threat averted, Thor returns to New Asgard where Valkyrie is recovering and teaches the children the art of self-defense. There’s also a large statue of the Mighty Thor, and Korg has found a new lover in Dwayne.
Elsewhere, Thor is now a house husband because he’s a natural. He makes some pancakes in the morning for his newly adopted daughter, whom he has chosen to fight by his side. And their superhero names? No, not Snowflake and Safespace – it’s Love and Lightning!
Is there a post-credits scene?
Yes! There are two post-credit scenes. First, he sees Zeus still very much alive and saddened by Thor’s actions. In fact, he is very angry that superheroes become the new Gods and is surprised when they [the Gods] become such a joke. As a result, he decides that they should teach them a lesson. And that comes from using Hercules.
The second scene makes it clear that Jane Foster is dead. He ends up in Valhalla after passing through the gates of Valhalla and being greeted by Heimdall after dying in Thor’s arms. He thanks her for helping her look after Astrid and accepts her.
Finally, at the very end of it all, we learn that “Thor will be back,” meaning Chris Hemsworth will definitely be back for more!