The time has finally come. The latest MCU movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, hits theaters tonight. It is the second God of Thunder film directed by Taika Waititi after Thor: Ragnarok and it looks really good, even if it doesn’t pass as well as this one so far.
The low ratings from critics are troubling, especially since this is a Waititi movie and I basically love everything it does. JoJo Rabbit was brilliant. What we do in the shadows is hilarious. The last Thor remains one of my favorite MCU movies. It’s hard to imagine this one not being a whole lot of fun, especially with the guardians of the galaxy throw in the mixture.
Anyway, we’ll see. My own review will be published tomorrow here on this blog. For now, let’s talk about the post-credits scenes.
Seriously, spoilers ahead.
Okay, so yes, there are two post-credits scenes, as is often the norm these days with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There is a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. I’ll discuss each below but won’t go into too much detail so even if there are spoilers they won’t spoil everything.
Mid-credits scene: Roman gods
In the mid-credits scene, we meet Zeus who is played by Russell Crowe. He’s upset that people worship superheroes instead of gods now (which reminds me of american gods by Neil Gaiman).
“They will fear us again when they see Thor Odinson fall from the sky,” proclaims Zeus ominously. “Do you understand me Hercules? Do you understand me, my son?
“Yes,” Hercules answered grimly. Hercules, we learn, is played by none other than Brett Goldstein, the actor who plays lovable grumpy Roy Kent on Apple TV. Ted Lasso. This makes him the second Lasso star to make it an MCU post-credits scene. The first was Cristo Fernández who plays Dani Rojas in the series. He appeared in a post-credits scene in Spider-Man: No Coming Home like a confused bartender.
Literally everybody will be in the MCU by the time Disney is done with it. Everybody.
Post-credits scene: Valhalla
The post-credits scene deals with a character who dies in the film and whom I won’t name because spoilers.
But this character appears in Valhalla, the Norse afterlife, at the end of the film and is greeted by none other than Heimdall, played by Idris Elba, who was killed in Avengers: Infinity War by Grimace, uh, Thanos.
So those are two pretty important secret endings. One prepares the next Thor out and nasty while the other offers the audience some closure.
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