‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Post-Credits Scenes and Marvel Cameos, Explained

Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters all-around the earth now, bringing us on the Asgardian Avenger’s fourth solo adventure and professing its area as the 29th Marvel Cinematic Universe motion picture. It sees director Taika Waititi, who formerly helmed 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, bringing his comedic touch to a different superhero outing (and its two submit-credits scenes).

The movie catches up with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) soon after the situations of Avengers: Endgame, in which he decided to be part of the spacefaring Guardians of the Galaxy. He also reunites with former flame Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who’s been empowered by his previous hammer Mjolnir and has turn into the Mighty Thor, as they face the creepy menace of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale).

Once you have wrapped your head all over the movie’s ending and its other pleasant cameo, it can be time to spin your enchanted hammer and leap into SPOILERS for the mid- and submit-credits scenes.


A vengeful god

In the mid-credits scene, it truly is uncovered that Zeus (Russell Crowe) survived right after Thor blasted the Greek god’s possess lightning bolt via his chest. Staying tended to on his throne, Zeus expresses his fury that individuals now worship superheroes about gods.

“They will concern us once again when they see Thor Odinson fall from the sky,” he suggests bitterly. “Do you realize me Hercules? Do you recognize me, my son?”

Brett Goldstein holds up his Emmy at the 2021 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in LA

Brett Goldstein, who shows up as Hercules in Thor: Adore and Thunder’s mid-credits scene, displays his near-divine power by keeping up the Emmy he gained for Ted Lasso in 2021. 

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We’re launched to the MCU’s Hercules (Brett Goldstein, the lovably grouchy Roy Kent from Ted Lasso).

“Indeed father,” he growls.

What does it mean?

Marvel’s Hercules was launched in the comics as a rival to Thor back in the ’60s, but later grew to become his ally and joined the Avengers. He’s shown up frequently in the many years because his debut, once in a while starring in his personal collection. Herc is a little bit of a braggart, but a reliable close friend to his fellow heroes.

Marvel's Hercules snaps the chains binding him on the cover of The Incredible Hercules 126

Hercules has starred in a number of comic sequence considering that in the ’60s, but generally displays up as a supporting character.

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The character was 1st found as a goon of time-traveling villain Immortus, but that model was later on uncovered to be an impostor — primarily because it did not definitely match up with his subsequent characterization and since “impostor” is a basic comedian book clarification for these types of discrepancies. 

Immortus partially impressed Loki villain He Who Remains, who was an alternate reality model of the foreseeable future MCU villain Kang. Due to the fact the motion pictures and displays regularly riff on vintage comic tales, it is really achievable Hercules will staff up with Kang in his quest to acquire down Thor.

Regardless, it is possible Hercules and Thor will come to be allies at some level in the upcoming — Goldstein is only too well known and loveable to stay lousy.

He’s also the 2nd Ted Lasso actor who’s manufactured a recent MCU post-credits scene cameo. Cristo Fernández, best identified for portraying Dani “Football is daily life” Rojas in the Apple Television In addition collection, appeared in just one of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s extra scenes final December.

Lifestyle just after death

As Thor struggled to quit Gorr from achieving the all-powerful Eternity and wishing for all the gods to be wiped out, Jane left her cancer cure to take up Mjolnir 1 last time and rode to his assist. The heroic duo succeeded in convincing Gorr to abandon his genocidal campaign, but she dropped her struggle with the sickness soon afterward.


Heimdall returns in Love and Thunder’s publish-credits glimpse at the Asgardian afterlife.

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The post-credits scene reunites us with Jane soon after her dying, as she methods as a result of a portal and finds herself in a lovely mountainous location. She’s greeted by Heimdall (Idris Elba), the all-observing guardian of Asgard’s Bifrost Bridge who was slain by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

“You are really welcome here in the land of the gods,” he states warmly. “Welcome to Valhalla.”

What does it imply?

Valhalla, the Asgardian heaven influenced by Norse mythology, was described earlier in the movie. When Thor meets a wounded Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) immediately after her come across with Gorr, she urges him to let her die so she can go to Valhalla. Thor reminds her that she’d only go there if she died in fight, so she agrees to go to New Asgard and get patched up.

When Jane dies in Thor’s (huge) arms soon after the ultimate fight with Gorr, she disintegrates into stardust like Odin (Anthony Hopkins) did in Thor: Ragnarok, hinting that she experienced been recognized as an Asgardian even with currently being born human.

This could imply Jane will be allowed to rest among the the other fallen gods in the afterlife and we is not going to see her once more (primarily due to the fact finding Portman, Elba and Hopkins back would be expensive). Nonetheless, MCU publish-credits scenes usually provide to set up long term plotlines and Jane’s comedian counterpart became a Valkyrie following her time as Mighty Thor concluded.

A winged, armored Jane Foster smiles as she flies on the cover of Jane Foster: Valkyrie 1

Jane’s comic superhero occupation led her to come to be Valkyrie.

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In the MCU, this team of elite woman warriors was slaughtered in fight with the goddess of death Hela. King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) was the only survivor. In the comics and Norse mythology, the Valkyries information these who tumble in struggle in Valhalla, so their MCU counterparts might have long gone on to serve a related objective — Jane could eventually join their ranks.

Valhalla is also very likely just a dimension in the MCU, and it may be probable to journey to and from it given that the multiverse was cracked open up in the Loki year finale. So, Jane and Thor could meet up with once more.

Could Loki be in Valhalla?

The first MCU Loki is lifeless, having been killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (the one we adopted in the Disney Furthermore sequence was an alternate timeline Variant). Considering that the OG Loki was killed in struggle, he should’ve been rewarded with a blissful eternity in Valhalla. 

It really is also achievable the unique version of the character is not useless, since the more mature Classic Loki — a Variant from nonetheless yet another timeline — observed in the Disney Furthermore sequence unveiled that he experienced tricked Thanos with a super-real looking projection. Following that, he lived in solitude on a remote planet “for a extended, very long time.”

Typical Loki’s timeline diverged from the key one particular when he still left the remote earth to see Thor. That suggests the common model of the character remained in isolation, so he might not have built it to Valhalla soon after all.