Thor: Love And Thunder – All Post-Credit Scenes Explained
Thor: Love and Thunder is now out and has now added a new chapter in the heroic God of Thunder’s story. Of course, like any good MCU film, Love and Thunder comes with post-credit scenes that allow us to have an extra look into the next part of the Thor movie franchise or even the MCU. And there are two post-credit scenes that you need to watch out for. So, in that regard, we are here to explain what happened in the Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scenes.
What Happened In The First Post-Credit Scene?
We all know that it is a trademark for MCU movies to have a post-credit scene after the mid-credit scene. Of course, Thor: Love and Thunder, the latest MCU movie to hit the big screen, also has a scene after the mid-credits. And, like any other MCU movie, the first post-credit scene usually sets up the next chapter in the character’s story in the next movie of the franchise.
This was the same case for Love and Thunder, which allowed us to see what may be next in store for Thor in the next installment of the movie, as we might end up seeing a fifth Thor film in the franchise. But, before we talk about what happened in the first post-credit scene, let’s take a look at a few things that happened in the movie.
It was already hinted that Gorr the God Butcher was going to be the main antagonist of the movie. The plot of the film was clear in the sense that Thor was looking to stop Gorr from killing all of the gods in the universe and was looking for a way to defeat him. And after he, Jane, and Valkyrie struggled against Gorr in New Asgard, they realized that they needed to form an army of gods that could stop him in the Shadow Realm, where he was going to be at his strongest.
This led Thor and his companions to go to Omnipotence City, a world where all of the different gods of the universe gather, so that they could ask Zeus, the oldest and wisest of the gods, to form an army that they could lead against Gorr. But the problem was that, although Thor idolized Zeus, he realized that his hero was not exactly a nice person and was just as bad as all of the other gods that Gorr hated.
Thor asked Zeus to give him an army or, at the very least, allow him to use his Lightning Bolt. But Zeus didn’t want to give him any of those because he was simply just a selfish asshole that only cared about himself. A fight broke out, and Thor, Jane, and Valkyrie managed to overpower the guards that Zeus sent.
Zeus used his Lightning Bolt to destroy Korg’s body, and this only angered Thor, who used the Lightning Bolt against Zeus himself. The weapon pierced through Zeus’s body, as audiences were made to believe that he had died. Of course, Thor and company took off with the Lightning Bolt because they needed it against Gorr and left believing that they had killed Zeus.
Going back to what happened in the first post-credit scene, Thor and Jane were finally able to defeat Gorr the God Butcher, and the main story ended with Thor and his adopted daughter going up against aliens. The mid-credit scene rolled, and we were able to see Zeus once again.
He was heavily injured and seemingly dying but was still alive as he was surrounded by beautiful women during a monologue. Zeus said something about how people are now more interested in superheroes than in gods, and that was something that he probably hated. As he was saying that, he was talking to someone who he asked to take revenge on Thor on his part. This person was Hercules, who we all know as Zeus’s son in the Greek myths.
This seems to set up a future installment of Thor where Hercules will be the next antagonist of the God of Thunder, as it is more than possible that this Greek hero will come after him and his adopted daughter. And Thor might even go up against the entire Greek pantheon if that’s what it takes for him to keep his adopted daughter safe from those who intend to hunt him down.
What Happened In The Second Post-Credit Scene?
Of course, another trademark of Marvel Studios is the second post-credit scene. In most cases, the second post-credit scene isn’t as important as the first but merely offers bonus scenes that fans will be interested in. The same goes for Thor: Love and Thunder’s post-credit scene.
Throughout the movie, we came to understand that Jane Foster was suffering from stage 4 cancer and was looking for a way to cure herself from the disease. However, without luck, she heard Mjolnir calling to her as the hammer gave her the strength and stamina she needed to stay alive long enough for her to live her life as the Mighty Thor.
But it turned out that every single time Jane wielded the hammer to become Thor, her mortal life force was becoming weaker because Mjolnir was probably using her remaining energy to turn her into the Mighty Thor. And after failing against Gorr in the Shadow Realm, Thor told Jane to rest up and never use the hammer again.
Thor went after Gorr on his own so that he could rescue the children and prevent the God Butcher from getting to Eternity. However, Thor was getting beaten by Gorr in a one-on-one battle, as Jane was feeling Thor’s pain all the way from Earth. Mjolnir came to her as she realized that she needed to save Thor.
Jane ended up using all of her life force in her effort to destroy Gorr’s Necrosword. This meant that she no longer had the energy to keep on wielding Mjolnir and was about to die. And right after Gorr made his wish to get his daughter back from the dead, Jane died in Thor’s arms and turned into golden dust, the same way that Odin died during the events of Thor: Ragnarök.
This manner of death seems to suggest that Jane had become a full-fledged Asgardian after she became the Mighty Thor. And the second post-credit scene proved this fact when she was transported to Valhalla, the dining hall of the Viking warriors who died in battle.
Of course, Thor hinted at the existence of Valhalla earlier in the movie when he saw Sif heavily injured on an alien planet after her encounter with Gorr. While Siff told Thor to leave her there because she wanted to get to Valhalla, he told her that she wasn’t going to go to Valhalla because you needed to die in battle to get there.
Going back to Jane’s case, the fact that she died after the battle with Gorr was what made her worthy of entering Valhalla. And the one who greeted her at the gates of Valhalla was no less than Heimdall, who died in battle during the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War.