During an appearance on JOY Breakfast with The Murphys, Russell Crowe announced he’ll be playing Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, and that he’s wrapping up shooting.
Crowe was revealed to be taking part in Taika Waititi’s Thor movie back in March, but until now, it was unknown who he was playing. During the interview on JOY Breakfast with The Murphys, Crowe closed out by mentioning he’s going to ride his bike to the Disney Fox Studios and get into costume to become Zeus. “It’s my last day of Zeusing about, and I’m going to enjoy it,” Crowe said.
Most of what we’ve learned about the cast of the upcoming movie has come by way of behind-the-scenes photos. Previously, we’ve seen shots of Kraglin, Nebula, and Star-Lord on set. Additionally, Melissa McCarthy was spotted in a Hela costume alongside her husband Ben Falcone, which means the Asgardian plays we saw in Thor: Ragnarok will continue in Love and Thunder.
The fourth Thor movie will star Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Additionally, Christian Bale will make his MCU debut as the film’s villain, Gorr The God Butcher.
Currently, Thor: Love and Thunder will hit theaters on February 11, 2022.
As for other MCU projects, the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier wraps up on Friday, April 23, and we’ll have a few Fridays with no new MCU content, up until Loki premieres on June 11. The next MCU movie will be on July 9, when the long-delayed Black Widow finally comes to theaters and to Disney+ Premier Access.