The first “official trailer” for Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder — not to be confused with the teaser that dropped a little over a month ago — debuted tonight during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN.
While the teaser gave us our first glimpse of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster wielding the hammer, tonight’s official trailer gives us our first look at Christian Bale’s much anticipated turn as baddie Gorr the God Butcher.
There’s also the obligatory transformation “from dad bod to God bod” as Thor gets back into action after his pizza and beer phase.
Mixing mythologies, the new footage includes a trek to Olympus where we see Zeus (Russell Crowe) addressing an adoring crowd, thunderbolt in hand, Tessa Thompson’s King Valkyrie fighting Gorr with a thunderbolt in her hand, a bound Thor being stripped — a little too thoroughly — of his cloak by Zeus and finally the Odin’s son wilding Stormbreaker, the mighty axe with a handle made from Groot’s arm.
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Thor: Love and Thunder opens in U.S. theaters on July 8.