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Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scenes explained

Now that Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters, we take a look at the two Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scenes and discuss them, what they mean and what it means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Thor: Love and Thunder mid-credit scene

In the mid-credit scene we see Zeus (Russell Crowe) alive and well and being treated for his wounds. The wounds inflicted by Thor during their visit to Omnipotent City. At this point Thor had already stolen Zeus’ weapon, Thunderbolt, and used it to fight Gorr the Gis Butcher (Christian Bale). He is doing this whole litany about why gods are becoming irrelevant in man’s world and that its time to make mortals believe in deities once more. And he’s tasking the unseen person offscreen to go to the mortal world and make mortals believe in gods again and reject god-heroes like Thor.

We then get a glimpse of Hercules played by Brett Goldstein.

What it means

This means that the gods are officially getting involved. Hercules is officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now there’s a lot of talks about how this plays out. But the common thing is that at some point in the MCU films, Hercules will catch up with Thor (and probably his adoptive daughter Love) and after initially fighting, the two could end up teaming up and fighting Zeus.

Or they could e a loose adaptation of Chaos War which could give Hercules his time to shine.

Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scene

In the second scene we see Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) emerging into Valhalla and being welcomed by Heimdal (Idris Elba). And it also notes that it’s the land of the gods.

What it means

Jane ending up in Valhalla and meeting Heimdall too means that there is still a chance for the Jane Foster character to return in future Marvel Studios films. Basically this scene was Marvel officially benching these two characters to be tapped sometime in the future for yet another big gathering of characters like what happened in the climax of The Russo Brothers’ Avengers: Endgame.

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