Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder in Marvel Studios’ latest film, Thor: Love and thunder. In the new MCU movie, Thor embarks on a quest to stop the evil Gorr from killing the gods of the universe. The tough companions Korg and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Dr. Jane Foster join the ride, returning for the first time in eight years, this time with the power of Mjölnir by her side.
Warning – the rest of this article contains spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder†
Spoiler. Some fans absolutely hate learning plot details about their upcoming movies beforehand, claiming it ruins the experience. Others are much more lenient and some groups even actively seek out spoilers and want to absorb all the information before going to a movie.
Now, as for love and thunderWell, there haven’t actually been a whole lot of pre-release leaks for the fourth Thor solo movie. But the British Board of Film Classification website may have shaken things up a bit.
Official UK film website spoils Thor 4
The official page on the British Board of Film Classification website for: Thor: Love and Thunder lists several elements from the film that could certainly be considered spoilers. These details are listed under the “Rating Information” tab, which is basically labeled with a spoiler warning “May contain spoilers”†
For starters, the circumstances surrounding the many injuries inflicted on characters are listed.
There are scenes of fantastic bloodshed, including rays of golden blood in a sword fight between gods. Fantastic creatures are carelessly dismembered. A villain pulls a monster’s head and throws it at children. A hero is shown missing an eye.
In all likelihood, the hero in question is Thor himself. He lost his right eye in a fight with Hela in 2017 Thor: Ragnarok and received a bionic replacement in Avengers: Infinity Warfrom Rocket, though it’s probably best not to ask where he got it…
And of course the BBFC would be remiss if they didn’t mention the much-talked-about scene where Zeus, with a flick of the finger, magically removes Thor’s clothes, bare his ass, or as the site puts it, “comedic nudity from the back.”
There are comic verbal references to orgies. There is a mild allusion to the appearance of a hero’s penis. There are other references to ‘making babies’ and ‘putting it on’. There is comedic nudity from the back.
Moving on, the movie has “occasionally scared” and other moments that can be disturbing, including a villain who wants to behead small children. Could this be Christian Bale’s Gorr? It doesn’t really look like his MO, so maybe not.:
In moderate horror series, children are ripped out of their beds at night by monsters and held captive by a sinister villain who threatens to cut their heads off. Occasionally there are jump scares. This horror is punctuated by comedy and ends reassuringly.
The BBFC’s site also lists the film’s notable moments of violence:
There are long-lasting fantastic fight scenes. A man stabs a god in the neck. Warriors fight with swords, axes and hand-to-hand combat. It is seen that a group of gods has been lynched.
And finally we come to the “Bad language” voiced in the film, most of which is almost guaranteed to come from the mouth of the Guardians of the Galaxy. A character with cancer is also mentioned, referring to Jane, of course:
There is mild foul language such as “piss”, “crap”, “asshole”, “fricking”, “hell”, “damn”, “shit”, “God” and “jerk”. A character’s terminal cancer is a theme of the film; there are accompanying shocking scenes.
Looks like Thor 4 is a wild time
Keep in mind that Thor: Love and Thunder, like all current Marvel Studios offerings, is strictly classified as PG-13. Fans won’t find f-bombs or full frontal nudity in this MCU project.
That doesn’t stop the studio from playing comically with established tropes around such things, though. Finally the movie is directed by none other than Taika Waititi. The New Zealander is known for his wacky, irreverent sense of humor.
And as for the violence, it’s probably safe to say that all mutilation and bodily harm will be inflicted on alien characters. Whenever Marvel features heavy, graphic violence, it’s often implied or just shown off-screen. And in rare cases where it isn’t, the damage done is usually bloodless.
Fans can see all this for themselves when Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters on July 8.