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Kevin Feige Teases More Incarnations Of Thor Beyond Love And Thunder

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since arriving in his first solo film in 2011. From that point on, he's done some remarkable things, endured some serious torture, and evolved right before moviegoers' eyes. However, despite the fact that the MCU has long depicted him as the one and only God of Thunder, that notion is about to change in a big way. In the fourth "Thor" movie, "Thor: Love and Thunder," Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will emerge to share his mantle and spotlight in the midst of fending off evil.

Introduced in "Thor," Jane Foster hasn't gotten a lot to do in the MCU. In that film, its sequel, "Thor: The Dark World," and a few brief appearances in "Avengers: Endgame," she's been relegated to the sidelines as nothing more than Thor's love interest or a plot device. Thankfully, with a reconstructed Mjolnir in hand, she'll finally get to live up to the legacy of her Marvel Comics counterpart and become Thor. Time will tell if her doing so hints at an MCU adaptation of a tragic storyline, but nevertheless, it's exciting seeing Foster get the spotlight she deserves.

With the debut of Jane Foster as Thor, though, one has to ask: will we see other versions of the God of Thunder in the MCU down the line? Here's what Marvel Studios figurehead Kevin Feige has to say.

Feige knows the comics hold many different Thors worth adapting

To promote the release of "Thor: Love and Thunder," Disney hosted a press event on June 24, 2022, which Looper attended. During the chat with the cast and crew, Kevin Feige took a question regarding the future of Thor and the sub-franchise beyond "Love and Thunder." While Feige notes that the MCU does focus on telling fleshed-out stories with specific actors, there's a lot more to Thor than what has made it to the silver screen so far. "If we look at the comics as our guide, there are plenty of other incarnations of Thor that we've yet to see," he said, hinting at the possibility that more takes on Thor are on their way to the movies.

At the time of the release of "Love and Thunder," the MCU has already hosted a few Thor variations. Thor Odinson and Jane Foster are the most obvious, but don't forget that on the "Loki" Disney+ series, we get a quick glimpse at frog Thor — aka Throg (Hemsworth) — and in "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Hawkeye," actors have masqueraded as the hammer-wielding Avenger. Still, as Feige notes, many other versions remain unadapted. Arguably the most notable are the alien Beta Ray Bill (who made a slight cameo in "Ragnarok") and the leather vest and ponytail-wearing Eric Masterson, better known as Thunderstrike, but they're just the tip of the iceberg.

If Kevin Feige is to be believed, then there's a lot more Thor on the way beyond "Thor: Love and Thunder," which hits theaters on July 8, 2022.