To the surprise of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans around the world, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gains a significant amount of weight in “Avengers: Endgame.” The character’s grief and depression are a pivotal point in the movie, toning down his abilities after he peaked in power level during “Avengers: Infinity War,” and providing a look into his mental state in the long aftermath of his and the Avengers’ terrifying defeat at Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) hands.
While the Avengers do reverse the effects of the Blip and save the universe as they knew it at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” Thor does not magically return to his prime fighting weight — he remains his new size when he sets off into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy and names Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) the king of New Asgard on Earth.
The new teaser trailer for Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” shows off that Thor does lose his weight in what audiences can only hope winds up as a funny training montage in line with the trailer’s ’80s-inspired music.
While the trailer does not reveal much (fans have yet to see Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) and were only granted a short look at Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman) return with Thor’s powers) it seems that Thor will return to full power in the new movie. Despite the seemingly-endless discussion that his post-Blip physique inspired, it looks like the self-proclaimed “strongest Avenger” will take steps to transform once more.
In the brand-new teaser trailer to “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Thor’s voiceover describes himself as a symbol of peace on his journey to find himself in a post-Blip universe. The teaser trailer quickly shows that Thor won’t remain larger than usual for long in the new movie; we see a humorous shot of him performing Crossfit-style battle rope exercises with giant chains while wearing a hat that reads “Strongest Avenger.” In the next shot, Thor takes off his coat, revealing that he’s lost all of his post-Blip weight.
Even after his physical transformation, it seems Thor may avoid physical conflict for at least the start of “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The film’s teaser trailer shows him walking away from a battle with the Guardians of the Galaxy; his voiceover even claims that he’s done living as a superhero and travels the galaxy with Korg until the movie’s main conflict takes shape.
Obviously, Thor will return to battle at some point in the new movie, this time with Jane Foster at his side as The Mighty Thor — audiences have yet to see how Gorr the God Butcher will draw him out.