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Analyzing the new ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ trailer for signs of queer life (Spoiler: There’s a LOT!)
When the first official teaser for Thor: Love & Thunder—the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth Thor-lead film—dropped last month, it had fans in a tizzy over its alleged queerbaiting, with many theorizing that it could be hinting at a relationship between Chris Hemsworth’s titular God Of Thunder and Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt.Though Pratt’s (confirmed bisexual) Guardian Of The Galaxy is only briefly glimpsed in the latest trailer, there’s still plenty of canonized queer characters to be found, as well as theatrical imagery and other showy choices that have us hoping this could actually be Marvel’s gayest movie yet.After all, it does come from the mind of writer/director Taika Waititi, who gave us Cate Blanchett as an antlered drama queen in his last MCU movie, in addition to HBO Max’s goofy pirate comedy, Our Flag Means Death, which surprised us all by becoming one of the queerest shows of the year.Just how gay is Thor: Love & Thunder? The movie—which also stars Natalie Portman, Tess Thompson, Christian Bale, and Russell Crowe—doesn’t hit theaters until July 8, so, until then, we’re left to scavenge the new trailer for hints of queerness, reading too far into things and blowing small moments way out of proportion, as we are wont to do.Take a look at it for yourself, and then read below for our breakdown of all of the trailer’s gayest moments.The trailer’s first spoken dialogue comes from none other than Korg, the rocky Kronan voiced by writer/director Taika Waititi, who stole every single scene in Ragnarok.
Marvel fans reckon Thor could be gay in Thor: Love and Thunder after moment with Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord
supports HTML5 videoMarvel fans have been digging a particular moment in the newly released Thor: Love and Thunder trailer, wondering if it points to the God of Thunder exploring his sexuality.In the 90-second teaser trailer that dropped yesterday, offering audiences the first official look at the July blockbuster, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is shown giving Chris Pratt’s character of Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, a lingering look that got many fans on Twitter hot under the collar about its meaning.In the light moment, set up by irreverent director Taika Waititi, back at the helm once more following 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is shown talking with Star-Lord as the rest of the Guardians of The Galaxy look on.Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are all present and correct, following Thor’s decision to travel with them after giving up the throne of New Asgard in Avengers: Endgame.Giving him a pep talk as Thor looks to ‘choose his own path’, Star-Lord tells the hero: ‘Remember what I told you: If you ever feel lost, just look into the eyes of the people that you love.’It’s made clear that the Guardians’ leader is looking at his crew, slightly misty-eyed, as he delivers the line, but Thor moves his head to be in Star-Lord’s line of sight, as he smiles at him.‘Not me,’ the outlaw clarifies, as he clocks Thor’s expression.Thor then chuckles to himself and tries to brush it off, responding: ‘What? Just listening,’ before looking off into the distance. The awkwardly humorous exchange had fans delighting over the possibility of Thor being gay in the new movie, as they rushed to social media to share theories.Directly referencing Thor ‘gazing
Marvel fans believe Thor could be gay after key clue in brand-new movie trailer
Marvel fans are arguing that Thor could be gay after watching the brand-new trailer for the new Hollywood film Thor: Love and Thunder.Fans of the brand picked this up after watching Chris Hemsworth's character Thor have a "moment" with Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord.This led to the loyal fanbase digging further into the character and wondering if there were more points before this that could lead to this answer too.But one thing for sure is it does look like the God of Thunder will be exploring his sexuality in the new film.The 90-second teaser trailer was released on Tuesday (April 19) and showed fans the first look at the film that is due to drop officially in July.In the clip, Thor could be seen giving Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, a lingering look that got many fans talking about what this could mean on social media.The moment was reportedly set up by director and Rita Ora's partner Taika Waititi, who is leading the charge once more following the success of 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.As Thor gets to a pivotal moment for him in the movie and looks to "choose his own path", Star-Lord tries to advise him by saying: "Remember what I told you: If you ever feel lost, just look into the eyes of the people that you love."The action man looks at his crew but then moves his head to be in Star-Lord’s direction and then he smiles at him.To which Star-Lord then quips: "Not me," as he clocks Thor’s reaction.Thor then brushes it off and says: "What? Just listening."Marvel fans then rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new trailer.One said: "AND WHAT TF WAS THAT LAST SCENE WITH THOR GAZING IN PETER'S EYES???? HELLO??????? GAYS ARE WE ACTUALLY WINNING."Another quipped: "Thor 4 looks like a gay romcom and I love it already."While a