From the first trailer, fans have been eagerly searching for queer moments in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Is Thor gazing lovingly into Star Lord’s eyes? Maybe… but that’s not what we’re here to talk about today.
The Marvel film is riddled with LGBTQ+ representation and sweet moments between queer characters. Though none of these moments are central to the movie’s plot, it’s still great to see Waititi embrace these characters’ sexualities. Here are three queer moments in Thor: Love and Thunder.
WARNING: LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD
It’s the moment we have all been waiting for since they teased the scene in the second trailer. Yes, Chris Hemsworth’s booty is on full display during Thor’s encounter with the mighty Zeus. The God of Lighting “flicks” off Thor’s disguise and accidentally leaves him bare to the world for the rest of their conversation. However, no one seems too upset as many in attendance faint at the sight of nude Thor.
A producer on the film said the scene has no CGI and Hemsworth worked really hard in preparation for it. The actor was really excited for the scene to come to life.
“It was 10 years in the making that scene — kind of a dream of mine,” he told Variety. “The first time I played Thor I took my shirt off and I thought, “You know what’s gonna sweeten this … a decade from now it’s all gonna come off.”
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Korg is Gay
Korg is a member of the alien Kronan species. We meet Korg in Thor: Ragnorok while the God of Thunder is being imprisoned by the Grandmaster. In the new film, we learn more about Korg’s species and his own relationships outside of the group of supers. When Kronans mate, they go up to a volcano and hold hands until a rock baby is formed between them. We later get to see Korg start a family of his own and the whole event is adorable.
Valkyrie is Bisexual
If you’re familiar with the comics, then you know Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is canonically bisexual. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the Marvel franchise to acknowledge this within the character’s plot and the time has finally come! During a heart-to-heart between Korg and Valkyrie, it’s revealed that the warrior was in love with a woman years ago. Tragically, her partner was lost which left the Asgardian warrior heartbroken and angry (which might explain her angst in Thor: Ragnorok). We hope Valkyrie is able to heal and welcome a new love soon so she can rule New Asgard with a Queen by her side. She does do some flirting in Love and Thunder so maybe that is a good sign for what is to come.
Heimdall was the protector of the Bifrost bridge and had the ability to see and hear everything across the Nine Realms. He died in battle against Thanos. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we are introduced to Heimdall’s son Axl. At first, he is introduced as Astrid before he corrects everyone and asks that they call him Axl. We’re not sure if this has something to do with the character’s own identity journey, but seeing everyone accept and use the new name was kinda cool.