How Thor: Love and Thunder almost copied Stranger Things and Harry Potter

Thor: Love and Thunder before it even reached French cinemas, the film’s first secrets were already beginning to reveal themselves. In question, a bad coincidence between the new arrival of MCU and two other successful franchises: Stranger Things and Harry Potter.

This is a highly anticipated film. Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth opus on the adventures of the Scandinavian god, will be released in theaters this Wednesday, July 13. A feature film that has already made many promises: Taika Waititi returns to direct, for a Chris Hemsworth to face Christian Mind you, in the role of Gorr, the terrible Slayer of the gods, with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The perfect opportunity for Natalie Portman to return to MCU, to play Jane Foster again, this time with a little something extra: superpowers and a powerful hammer.

A good and crazy adventure that promises, according to initial reviews, to be different from everything we’ve seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But this difference, almost not and Thor: Love and Thunder perhaps very reminiscent of the elements we saw in the other two franchises, Stranger Things and Harry Potter, even if it means passing on the edge of quasi-plagiarism. It’s not clear, we explain everything to you.

Thor, Stranger Things and Kate Bush are on the boat

Yes, Thor almost accidentally copied season 4 on Stranger Things, revealed on Netflix on May 27, even though production and filming of the film began before the fourth installment of Hawkins ’children’s adventures. In question, a British singer who had an insane amount of success in the late 1970s and 1980s: Kate Bush.

Whether or not you see Season 4 on Stranger Thingsyou’ve probably noticed that in recent weeks, Kate Bush, and especially the title Running on That Hill, returned to social networks and charts. A title that already promises to be the anthem this summer of 2022, even if it is released in 1985. This success is in part due to the fact that the song is included in the soundtrack of the series.

A twist of fate, Kate Bush is also about to end the soundtrack of Thor: Love and Thunderless than two months after being on Stranger Things. Christian Bale himself explains this in an interview with Overall movie :

“Taika [Waititi] and I wanted to do a whole dance, which we didn’t do, but we had all these Kate Bush things that we worked on. But I think he just knew it wouldn’t be allowed and it wasn’t the final version of the movie.

or Thor: Love and Thunder close to the intense impression of deja-vu, we’re still curious to know what Kate Bush’s famous dance number might be like!

Gorr or Voldemort, you have to choose!

but Stranger Things not only is the work almost copied in Taika Waititi’s next feature film. There is also one of the most useful saga in cinema history: Harry Potter. This is, due to the film’s great villain, Gorr the Godslayer, played by Christian Bale. with Thor: Love and Thunder, his appearance had to change slightly from the 2013 comics, where he first appeared. Because the character seems to look like one that defies England’s most famous wizard. In an interview with IGNTaika Waititi explains:

“His face in comics, unfortunately, looks like Voldemort. I thought, ‘People automatically make that connection.’ So we decided to stay away from that look, while keeping the same color scheme, as well as the fact that he has a sword, because really, it’s his story that matters most to us.

And really, if you put Voldemort and Gorr in the comics side by side, the similarity is even more remarkable. Fortunately, he avoided the accident. In addition to no longer looking like one of the most iconic villains in the history of literature and cinema, the final appearance of the character played by Christian Bale was more than successful. and Thor: Love and Thunder it disappears without having to compare it or season 4 to Stranger Things nor in the saga Harry Potter.

Sources: Radar GamesTotal Movie, IGNBillboard, The Direct

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