‘Thor: Love and Thunder’: Post-Credits Scenes and Marvel Cameos, Explained

Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters world wide now, bringing us on the Asgardian Avenger’s fourth solo journey and claiming its place because the twenty ninth Marvel Cinematic Universe film. It sees director Taika Waititi, who beforehand helmed 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, bringing his comedic contact to a different superhero outing (and its two post-credits scenes).

The film catches up with Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, by which he determined to affix the spacefaring Guardians of the Galaxy. He additionally reunites with former flame Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who’s been empowered by his previous hammer Mjolnir and has develop into the Mighty Thor, as they face the creepy risk of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale).

As soon as you’ve got wrapped your head across the film’s ending and its different pleasant cameo, it is time to spin your enchanted hammer and leap into SPOILERS for the mid- and post-credits scenes.


A vengeful god

Within the mid-credits scene, it is revealed that Zeus (Russell Crowe) survived after Thor blasted the Greek god’s personal lightning bolt by his chest. Being tended to on his throne, Zeus expresses his fury that individuals now worship superheroes over gods.

“They are going to concern us once more after they see Thor Odinson fall from the sky,” he says bitterly. “Do you perceive me Hercules? Do you perceive me, my son?”

Brett Goldstein holds up his Emmy at the 2021 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in LA

Brett Goldstein, who exhibits up as Hercules in Thor: Love and Thunder’s mid-credits scene, shows his near-divine energy by holding up the Emmy he received for Ted Lasso in 2021. 

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We’re launched to the MCU’s Hercules (Brett Goldstein, the lovably grouchy Roy Kent from Ted Lasso).

“Sure father,” he growls.

What does it imply?

Marvel’s Hercules was launched within the comics as a rival to Thor again within the ’60s, however later grew to become his ally and joined the Avengers. He is proven up recurrently within the many years since his debut, sometimes starring in his personal collection. Herc is a little bit of a braggart, however a dependable buddy to his fellow heroes.

Marvel's Hercules snaps the chains binding him on the cover of The Incredible Hercules 126

Hercules has starred in a number of comedian collection since within the ’60s, however usually exhibits up as a supporting character.

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The character was first seen as a goon of time-traveling villain Immortus, however that model was later revealed to be an impostor — principally as a result of it did not actually match up together with his subsequent characterization and since “impostor” is a basic comedian ebook clarification for such discrepancies. 

Immortus partially impressed Loki villain He Who Stays, who was an alternate actuality model of the long run MCU villain Kang. For the reason that motion pictures and exhibits recurrently riff on basic comedian tales, it is attainable Hercules will crew up with Kang in his quest to take down Thor.

Regardless, it is possible Hercules and Thor will develop into allies sooner or later sooner or later — Goldstein is just too standard and loveable to stay unhealthy.

He is additionally the second Ted Lasso actor who’s made a current MCU post-credits scene cameo. Cristo Fernández, finest identified for portraying Dani “Soccer is life” Rojas within the Apple TV Plus collection, appeared in certainly one of Spider-Man: No Manner Residence’s further scenes final December.

Life after dying

As Thor struggled to cease Gorr from reaching the omnipotent Eternity and wishing for all of the gods to be worn out, Jane left her most cancers remedy to take up Mjolnir one final time and rode to his assist. The heroic duo succeeded in convincing Gorr to desert his genocidal marketing campaign, however she misplaced her battle with the illness shortly afterward.


Heimdall returns in Love and Thunder’s post-credits glimpse on the Asgardian afterlife.

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The post-credits scene reunites us with Jane after her dying, as she steps by a portal and finds herself in a stupendous mountainous location. She’s greeted by Heimdall (Idris Elba), the all-seeing guardian of Asgard’s Bifrost Bridge who was slain by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity Battle.

“You’re very welcome right here within the land of the gods,” he says warmly. “Welcome to Valhalla.”

What does it imply?

Valhalla, the Asgardian heaven impressed by Norse mythology, was talked about earlier within the film. When Thor meets a wounded Girl Sif (Jaimie Alexander) after her encounter with Gorr, she urges him to let her die so she will go to Valhalla. Thor reminds her that she’d solely go there if she died in battle, so she agrees to go to New Asgard and get patched up.

When Jane dies in Thor’s (huge) arms after the ultimate battle with Gorr, she disintegrates into stardust like Odin (Anthony Hopkins) did in Thor: Ragnarok, hinting that she had been accepted as an Asgardian regardless of being born human.

This may increasingly imply Jane can be allowed to relaxation among the many different fallen gods within the afterlife and we cannot see her once more (particularly since getting Portman, Elba and Hopkins again could be costly). Nonetheless, MCU post-credits scenes usually serve to arrange future plotlines and Jane’s comedian counterpart grew to become a Valkyrie after her time as Mighty Thor concluded.

A winged, armored Jane Foster smiles as she flies on the cover of Jane Foster: Valkyrie 1

Jane’s comedian superhero profession led her to develop into Valkyrie.

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Within the MCU, this group of elite feminine warriors was slaughtered in battle with the goddess of dying Hela. King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) was the one survivor. Within the comics and Norse mythology, the Valkyries information those that fall in battle in Valhalla, so their MCU counterparts could have gone on to serve an identical goal — Jane may finally be a part of their ranks.

Valhalla can also be possible only a dimension within the MCU, and it might be attainable to journey to and from it for the reason that multiverse was cracked open in the Loki season finale. So, Jane and Thor may meet once more.

Might Loki be in Valhalla?

The authentic MCU Loki is lifeless, having been killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity Battle (the one we adopted within the Disney Plus collection was an alternate timeline Variant). For the reason that OG Loki was killed in battle, he ought to’ve been rewarded with a blissful eternity in Valhalla. 

It is also attainable the unique model of the character is not lifeless, for the reason that older Traditional Loki — a Variant from one more timeline — seen within the Disney Plus collection revealed that he had tricked Thanos with a super-realistic projection. After that, he lived in solitude on a distant planet “for an extended, very long time.”

Traditional Loki’s timeline diverged from the primary one when he left the distant world to see Thor. That implies the common model of the character remained in isolation, so he could not have made it to Valhalla in any case.

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