Thor 4: Where’s Love And Thunder In The Marvel Timeline? – Cinema news

Thor: Love And Thunder, currently in theaters, brings together Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, who returns for a thunderous adventure! But where does the Marvel movie fit in the MCU timeline?

Warning, spoilers. It is recommended that you have seen Thor: Love And Thunder before continuing to read this article.

Twenty-ninth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: love and thunder is also the fourth feature film devoted to the adventures of the character played by Chris Hemsworth. The latter will have to face a terrible threat, Gorr the butcher of the gods, camped by Christian Bale.

To fight this villain, the God of Thunder can count on Valkyrie’s help (Tessa Thompson), korg (Taika Waititi) but also Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his ex-girlfriend, who became Mighty Thor with Mjolnir, Thor’s former hammer!

Where is Thor 4 in the MCU timeline?

Thor: Love And Thunder mostly takes place on other planets, save for a few scenes in New Asgard, and exists quite independently of the MCU. No real Easter egg and no convincing connection to other Marvel superheroes – other than the presence of the Guardians of the Galaxy at the beginning of the film – allow Thor: Love And Thunder to be pinpointed right in the Marvel timeline.

It’s clear that Thor 4 is set after Avengers: Endgame, as the movie is part of the MCU’s Phase IV and the God of Thunder at the beginning of the movie teams up with the Guardians, as Avengers: Endgame hinted at at the end.

But a clue can give us some information, at least a fork, about Love And Thunder’s place in the MCU timeline. Indeed, the film returns to Thor and Jane Foster’s romantic relationship on Earth, through a montage of flashbacks, but also their breakup – “mutual” according to Thor – which we learned in Thor: Ragnarok.


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In the fourth film Thor, in which the God of Thunder and Jane Foster meet for the first time after their divorce, we learn that the two lovebirds have left each other. “8 years, 7 months and 6 days ago”. Yes, Thor is counting down the days since he broke up with his beloved Jane Foster.

Even if we don’t know the exact date of the separation between Thor and Jane, it should be in the year 2017 as Thor: Ragnarok takes place at the end of the year 2017. If we add the 8 years, 7 months and 6 days counted by the God of Thunder, so Thor: Love And Thunder should take place in the year 2025.

Which would mean that Thor: Love And Thunder is set after the Hawkeye series, which takes place in Christmas 2024, and that it should be set in the same year as the Moon Knight and Ms Marvel series, which also take place in 2025. At the moment it is not possible to pinpoint Thor: Love And Thunder precisely, but we can assume that it will take place in 2025, or even early 2026, according to the precise date of rift between Thor and Jane.

It must be said that it is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint recent movies and recent series from the MCU as the evolution of Phase IV is unclear. We will have to wait for new elements to better understand where this new phase of the Marvel universe is headed.

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