Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Thor: Love and Thunder will see Natalie Portman's Jane Foster taking up the mantle of the Mighty Thor, so where does that leave Chris Hemsworth's Thor? Here's everything we know, and everything Marvel fans can expect when the movie arrives in theaters. Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that the Thor in Avengers: Endgame looks a bit different from the chiseled God of Thunder we've seen in the last decade. Sporting a luscious gut where his six-pack once was, the latest version of Asgard's former king was met with mixed reception. So what does that mean for Thor: Love and Thunder? On one hand, it does make sense to take the fans' criticism into consideration. That being said, how exactly do you explain Thor losing his dad bod while he's in space? Unless Taika Waititi can come up with a feasible explanation for how Thor slimmed down in the time that's passed since the events of Endgame, don't be surprised to see another round of Bro Thor on the horizon. Speaking of the Guardians, what kind of role will they play in Thor: Love and Thunder? Although Kevin Feige did confirm that there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at some point in the future, it's clear that Thor's fourth solo outing will precede it. Considering that Thor was last seen on board the Benatar with the Guardians, is it safe to assume that they'll also make an appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder? If they do, will there be enough screen time to go around? Don't forget that in addition to Jane Foster becoming the Mighty Thor, the film will also include Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie finding a queen. Thor's new space besties may need to take a breather for the time being. You know that awkward feeling when you see an ex out in public? Imagine how much worse it would be if that ex was stealing your superpower. In Ragnarok, Thor unconvincingly claims that he was the one who dumped Jane when questioned by some fans. "Sorry to hear that Jane dumped you." "She didn't dump me, I dumped her. It was a mutual dumping." Later, one of the MCU's go-to writers, Christopher Markus, confirmed that Endgame almost featured a reunion scene with Thor and Jane. What's the deal with these star-crossed lovers? It's worth noting that Thor's most successful solo movie was the only one without Jane in it. Is it safe to assume that Waititi is going to try a fresh new angle with the characters, since clearly their romance wasn't translating onscreen the way Marvel thought it would? If so, don't expect much in the way of a rekindling between these former flames, Thor: Love and Thunder could instead find Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman as friends and allies rather than lovers. "Oh, you know, Jane and I aren't even dating anymore, so. These things happen, though. You know, nothing lasts forever. The only thing that--" "Why don't you come sit down-" "I'm not done, yet, dude." In a 2014 comic book event Original Sin, Thor lost the ability to lift Mjolnir. The trusty hammer was eventually picked up by a cancer-ridden Jane Foster, granting her the powers and mantle of Thor. While the twist played out well on the comics page, earlier Thor films have already played withThor losing Mjolnir. Hela reduces Mjolnir to pieces in Ragnarok, and Odin even deemed Thor unworthy of his hammer way back in the first Thor film. Would Waititi yet again go down this seemingly well-worn path? If Thor: Love and Thunder includes yet another instance where Thor's worthiness is brought into question, there's a good chance fans might perceive that as lazy writing. The fraternal relationship between Thor and Loki has been one of the best-developed arcs in the MCU. Tom Hiddleston's Loki evolved from enemy to ally over the course of the three previous Thor movies, and his early death at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War was a sad moment for fans. Although the time-traveling in Endgame opened the door for more Loki in the future, it sounds like he'll be limited to a series on Disney+, and won't be interacting with the current MCU timeline. How will his brother's seemingly permanent death affect the character? Infinity War and Endgame explored the heavy toll that excessive loss took on Thor's psyche, and Loki is at the root of that. Has Chris Hemsworth's Thor fully come to grips with losing someone like Loki, or is a part of him still in mourning? Will Thor: Love and Thunder mark Chris Hemsworth's final appearance in the MCU? With Natalie Portman's Jane Foster taking up the mantle, now could be an appropriate time for Hemsworth to also pass the torch. However, don't count your hammers before they arrive. "What am I looking at?" "Sometimes it takes a second." When speaking with Variety in May of 2019, Hemsworth admitted that he wasn't ready to hang up the hammer quite yet: "I'd still love to do more, to be honest…I feel like we've opened up such a different character. I feel more energized for the possibility of where it could go." Whether, Love and Thunder is Hemsworth's last swing at the character or just another step on Thor's journey, we'll just have to wait for November 5, 2021 to find out. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite movies are coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the bell so you don't miss a single one.