Playing in theaters around the world, Thor: Love and Thunder brings exciting developments to Phase 4 of the MCU. The film’s denouement poses a major dilemma for the canon of Marvel. On social media, fans may have resolved this important issue – which has been keeping many viewers awake at night.
“After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Thor tries to find inner peace. However, the Asgardian is forced back into action and recruits Valkyrie, Korg and Jane Foster to face Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, the film has Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Christian Bale (Gorr), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Taika Waititi (Korg) and Russell Crowe (Zeus) in the cast.
We explain below how Marvel fans unraveled one of the biggest mysteries of the outcome of Thor 4 – check it out (and beware of spoilers!).
Why does Jane Foster go to Valhalla at the end of Thor 4?
One of the biggest questions from Thor 4 viewers is this: why did Jane Foster go to Valhalla after death, even though she didn’t die in battle?
It is worth remembering that, in the MCU movies, Thor states that to enter Valhalla, you need to “die in battle”.
On Reddit, a Marvel fan shared an interesting theory and brought up explanations for the “hole” in Love and Thunder.
“At the beginning of the movie, Thor tells Sif that she will not go to Valhalla unless she dies in battle. Then Jane dies and goes to Valhalla. Was Thor wrong or is Jane a special case?” asked a fan on the social network.
In the thread, many fans shared theories as to why. The most plausible explanation claims that Jane actually died in battle.
After all, Natalie Portman’s character was battling cancer. Therefore, the “battle” can be metaphorical, and not necessarily represent a physical fight.
“At the beginning of the film, when Jane’s mother dies of cancer, she tells her daughter to ‘keep fighting’. With this, she implies that the battle against cancer is as valid as any other physical fight. In the end, she loses her fight against cancer, so she goes to Valhalla,” commented one Marvel fan.
In the same post, a person who survived cancer spoke more about the battle with the disease.
“I am a cancer survivor. Trust me, it’s a real war waged against your own body. You look in the mirror, and you don’t see yourself. You suffer, vomit and don’t eat for days. It’s a real hell. So the fact that Jane goes to Valhalla after her death makes perfect sense to me,” commented another viewer.
Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters in Brazil. The film should soon arrive in the Disney+ catalog. Click here to subscribe to the platform.
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