Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is facing an attack on Recent Asgard by Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale). He has help from Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), but additionally from powerful projectiles scattering through the air and taking out Gorr’s creatures. Those projectiles develop into pieces of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, which he last saw when it was destroyed by Hela (Cate Blanchett) in “Thor: Ragnarok.” The pieces reassemble into a complete, but now Mjolnir is being wielded by a latest figure whose costume looks quite a bit like Thor’s.
It seems to be the Mighty Thor, or Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), and the scene becomes a passionate reunion on multiple fronts.
The director Taika Waititi discussed how he sought to play up each the motion and the comedy of the moment, while highlighting Thor’s self-doubts.
At the start of the film, Thor is “going through plenty of insecurity, trying to seek out himself,” Waititi said.
So when the Mighty Thor appears, Waititi said, the moment is difficult for Thor because “he doesn’t know who he’s and he’s seeing another person dressed similar to him.”
The scene can be a reunion for the celebs Hemsworth and Portman, who haven’t been within the franchise together since “Thor: The Dark World” (2013).