WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW
This past Friday Marvel Studios released the highly anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder directed by Taika Waititi. There were a lot of peculiar twists and turns, truly living up to the director’s reputation. As with all Marvel films, while the main movie is getting some hype, everyone is talking about that post-credit scene.
In the case of Love and Thunder, the extra clip was found back at Omnipotence City, a realm where all of the gods from all cultures live and hide away. Zeus, the eldest of the gods, who had quite the run-in with our god of thunder in the movie, is reeling after getting his butt handed to him by Thor, Jane, Valkyrie, and Korg.
Zeus (who first appeared in the Thor comics in 1949) is also angry because he doesn’t think humans seem to respect gods anymore, they’re all about superheroes now. He wants the world to remember the power of gods and decides to send his son Hercules, played by Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein, (who had his own Marvel Comic series for over a decade back in the day) to do this.
Speaking of returning, the second post-credits scene reveals the heartfelt return of one of Thor’s greatest companions. The scene marks as a beautiful sendoff for Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) after her death. Jane is shown arriving in Valhalla and reacts in a surprised way. She is welcomed by Heimdall (Idris Elba) who welcomes her to the heavenly realm and thanks her for saving his son, Axel.
Lastly, the typical MCU text “Thor will return” flashes on the screen.
So this means not only that it would seem that Hercules is going to be Thor’s next villain, but that through this cliffhanger we know that Thor will be returning!