Thor: Love and Thunder brought us the highly-anticipated return of the ‘strongest Avenger.’ Taika Waititi’s second film about the God of Thunder not only sees the return of Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson but also the inclusion of several new (and semi-new) characters such as Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher and Natalie Portman as the Mighty Thor aka Thor’s ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. Considering that Thor: Love and Thunder is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it will have a good run in the theater. However, almost every other film in this long-running franchise is available to stream on Disney+ (The Incredible Hulk and the Spider-Man trilogy are currently unavailable on Disney+), so some fans may forego a trip to the movie theater and instead watch it from the comfort of their own home. So, here’s when you can stream Thor: Love and Thunder. Keep in mind these dates are estimates and not definitive.
When is Thor: Love and Thunder Streaming on Disney+?
Thor: Love and Thunder will finally be hitting Disney+ starting on September 8, which also just so happens to be Disney+ Day. While the last several Marvel Studios films hit Disney+ 45 days after first hitting theaters, the streaming release of Love and Thunder was most likely delayed to accommodate for Disney+ Day. The Marvel movie will now be joining other new arrivals including Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio remake and the animated series Cars on the Road.
Will Thor: Love and Thunder Be Available to Rent or Buy on Demand?
Yes, Thor: Love and Thunder will be available to buy or rent on digital video stores such as Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu. While the House of Mouse hasn’t specified when that will happen, movies are usually available to buy or rent 2.5-to-3.5 months after they open in theaters, so Thor: Love and Thunder could potentially be available to buy or rent between September 21, 2022, and October 21, 2022.
Will Thor: Love and Thunder Be Available on Physical Media?
Yes, Thor: Love and Thunder will be available on popular physical media formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD. Movies usually come to these platforms two weeks after they come to VOD, so expect to see Thor: Love and Thunder on physical media between October 8, 2022, and November 8, 2022. At least one of these formats usually comes with many bonus features, which often include audio commentaries, making-of videos, and of course deleted scenes. Bale did say that several scenes with him and other big-name actors were cut from the film, so maybe they’ll appear on the Blu-ray.
What is Thor: Love and Thunder About?
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder sees the God of Thunder adventuring across space with the Guardians of the Galaxy while trying to figure out his own purpose in life. Although he contemplates no longer being a superhero, that plan is put on the backburner when a new threat known as Gorr the God Butcher (Bale) emerges with the intent of killing every god in existence. As a result, Thor must travel the universe to take down this terrifying foe and along the way receive help from several of his friends including former flame Jane Foster (Portman), who now wields a seemingly rebuilt Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi reprise their roles from the previous Thor movie as Valkyrie and Korg, respectively.
The film also introduces new characters like the Greek god of gods, Zeus, played by Russell Crowe. We also get introduced to some significant characters who will likely play a larger role in the future of the MCU. With new and old faces plus Waititi’s trademark brand of whimsical and off-beat humor, the film feels like a more bombastic Thor: Ragnarok.
Where to Watch Other Taika Waititi Films
Before he stepped in to pick up and continue Thor’s story, Taika Waititi was a well-known indie movie director. By the time of Ragnarok, he already had a strong grasp of his quirky style. From rom-coms about finding love in the weirdest places like Eagle vs. Shark to a mockumentary about vampires living in New Zealand like What We Do in the Shadows, Waititi’s features highlight his qualities as a storyteller. On top of all of that, Waititi frequently appears in projects he is either directing or producing in, so there’s a lot to enjoy.