The new art of Thor: Love and Thunder envisions a Disney+ show for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest character, introduced during a post-credits scene.
Warning! SPOILERS for Thor: Love and Thunder.
New Thor: Love and Thunder Fan art envisions a Disney+ show for the newest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hercules, who was introduced during one of the film’s post-credits scenes. Chris Hemsworth’s fourth solo appearance, in which Thor finds the titular Norse god who teams up with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster/The Mighty Thor, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Korg (voiced by Taika Waititi) to defeat Christian Bale’s Gorr the Butcher, who seeks the annihilation of all gods. Thankfully, Gorr couldn’t quite live up to his name and Thor survives to fight another day.
The new Thor The film also introduces many new gods and goddesses to the MCU. Chief among them is Zeus, the god of lightning and king of the Olympians, played by Russell Crowe. With Zeus unwilling to help them defeat Gorr, Thor steals his lightning bolt and impales him with it. Fast forward to the film’s mid-credits scene, which reveals that Zeus is still alive and recovering, and he is sending his son Hercules to get revenge on Thor. In a surprise casting, the MCU’s Hercules is played by actor/writer Brett Goldstein, who also plays the foul-mouthed Roy Kent on the hit series Teddy Lasso.
Now, a new piece of fan art imagines a Disney+ show for the MCU’s newest character. Posted on Twitter by @MarvelHerculesthe image shows a mock-up logo for a potential Hercules Show aptly subtitled “Journey Into Mystery”. Check out the fan art below:
The mock-up logo takes its title from Herc’s first appearance in Marvel Comics, Journey into Mystery Yearbook #1 in 1965. While there are currently no official plans for Goldstein’s Hercules to get a Disney+ show, its brief introduction was during love and thunderThe mid-credits scene sets up a future appearance for perhaps the most famous Olympian of all. Considering the job he’s given by his father, Hercules will likely act as Thor’s adversary like in the comics before the two finally put their differences aside for a team.
A Disney+ series that focuses on Hercules’ journey to find and confront Thor could be a brilliant way to flesh out the character before he goes up against one of the MCU’s most beloved heroes. Learning more about Hercules as he journeys through the MCU to seek his father’s revenge would allow audiences to gain a deeper understanding of his motivations and possibly even justify some of his actions. The series could even be structured around Greek mythology’s The Labors of Heracles, swapping out mythological characters for MCU counterparts.
While he’s not getting his own Disney+ show, Hercules may still appear in various upcoming MCU installments, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 or Eternal 2. Herc’s introduction to love and thunder probably means he will be the main antagonist of gate 5, which might be far away. With Thor: Love and Thunder Seeing it in theaters now, audiences can experience Hercules’ post-credits introduction for themselves.
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Source: @MarvelHercules/ Twitter
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