17 details you should remember before watching 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

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17 details you should remember before watching 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
Jane Foster and Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder."Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios
  • "Thor: Love and Thunder" releases in theaters on Friday, July 8 starring Chris Hemsworth.

  • The first film was released in 2011. If you don't remember Thor's MCU journey, we have you covered.

  • Insider has rewatched the movies he's appeared in and previewed "Thor 4." Here's what to recall.

Jane Foster is a world-famous astrophysicist who met Thor after accidentally hitting him with her van.

Jane and Thor in the first "Thor" movie.
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in "Thor."Marvel Studios

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) landed on Earth in the 2011 standalone movie after his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), deemed him unworthy, stripped him of his armor and powers, and cast him out of Asgard.

He first encountered Jane (Natalie Portman), her intern Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), and astrophysicist Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) in a desert in New Mexico as they were investigating an aurora-borealis-esque phenomenon.

In 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Thor mentioned that Jane's work on the convergence in "Thor: The Dark World" (2013) made her the world's most popular astronomer.

Little is known about Jane's life prior to the events of the first "Thor" film. She attended Culver Universe, where her dad and Erik met. Jane also has an ex-boyfriend named Donald Blake, M.D., who she described as "good with patients and bad with relationships."

Jane and Thor broke up sometime after the events of "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Thor and Jane in "Thor: The Dark World."
Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in "Thor: The Dark World."Marvel Studios

After returning to Asgard at the end of the first "Thor" movie, he and Jane didn't reunite until "Thor: The Dark World," which took place after the events of "The Avengers" (2012).

When the God of Thunder returned to Earth, he told Jane that he was preoccupied with trying to bring about peace among the Nine Realms. But by the end of "Thor: The Dark World," Thor left Jane again, this time to figure out some stuff with his dad on Asgard.

It sounded like their relationship started to become rocky in "Age of Ultron." When asked why Jane wasn't at Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) party, Thor said he wasn't even sure what country Jane was in at the moment.

By 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok," after snapping a photo with two girls on Earth, one of them said they were sorry to hear that Jane dumped Thor. Thor tried to convince Loki (Tom Hiddleston) that it was a mutual break-up.

Jane was "killed" at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War" when Thanos snapped half of all living beings from existence.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios

Early in "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), Captain America (Chris Evans), Tony, Rhodey (Don Cheadle), and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) looked at a hologram display that rotated through the faces of people lost during the Blip.

Jane's face appeared alongside Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Wong (Benedict Wong), Groot, Drax (Dave Bautista), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Selvig, and more. This was confirmed in the official script for "Endgame."

In addition to blaming himself for not killing Thanos, it's likely that Thor heavily blamed himself for Jane's death and disappearance for five years during the Blip.

Asgard was destroyed in "Thor: Ragnarok."

The destruction of Asgard in "Thor: Ragnarok."
The destruction of Asgard in "Thor: Ragnarok."Marvel Studios

In order to stop their all-powerful sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), in the third film, Thor and Loki were forced to unleash the fire demon Surtur. While fighting to the death, Surtur destroyed Asgard.

New Asgard is located in Norway.

New Asgard seen in the trailer for "Thor: Love and Thunder."
New Asgard seen in the trailer for "Thor: Love and Thunder."Marvel Studios

After Asgard was destroyed in "Thor: Ragnarok" and half of their people were killed by Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War," the remaining Asgardians took root in Tonsberg, Norway.

Before his death in "Thor: Ragnarok," Odin went to Norway and told his sons, Loki and Thor, "Asgard is not a place. Never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand."

It sounds like Thor paid tribute to his father by picking the country as the new home for his people.

Valkyrie is the king of New Asgard.

A red arrow pointing to Miek standing next to Valkyrie in the first teaser trailer for "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in "Thor: Love and Thunder."Marvel Studios

At the end of "Avengers: Endgame," Thor proclaimed Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) the ruler of New Asgard, telling her that she's a natural leader. Valkyrie promised to make a lot of changes before bidding Thor farewell.

Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, was destroyed in "Thor: Ragnarok."

Hela destroying the hammer in "Thor: Ragnarok."
Hela destroying the hammer in "Thor: Ragnarok."Marvel Studios

Thor's sister, Hela, shattered it during her first encounter with him and Loki.

Thor now wields an ax called Stormbreaker.

Thor wielding the Stormbreaker and Mjolnir in "Avengers: Endgame."
Thor wielding the Stormbreaker and Mjolnir in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios

Thor replaced Mjolnir with an ax forged on Nidavellir called Stormbreaker in 2019's "Avengers: Infinity War."

Its handle is constructed of Groot's arm and allows Thor to access the Bifrost, which allows him to travel throughout the Nine Realms.

Thor also retrieved his hammer when he traveled back in time and brought it to the present-day to fight Thanos (Josh Brolin) in "Avengers: Endgame." Don't expect to see that here. Captain America brought it back to its proper timeline at the film's end.

So far, only three people have been worthy of wielding Thor's hammer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the top image: Vision wielding the hammer in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." In the bottom image: Captain America with the hammer in "Avengers: Endgame."
In the top image: Vision wielding the hammer in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." In the bottom image: Captain America with the hammer in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios

Vision (Paul Bettany) wielded it in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and Captain America used it during one of the most thrilling moments in "Avengers: Endgame."

Jane will wield Mjolnir in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Loki is dead.

Loki being killed by Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War."
Loki was killed by Thanos in "Infinity War," but the version of the character that escaped from 2012 in "Endgame" is still alive.Marvel Studios

He was killed by Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War" after a failed attempt at the Mad Titan's life.

However, there is a variant of Loki running around the multiverse from the current Disney+ series, "Loki." This version of Loki only has memories up until he was captured in 2012's "The Avengers."

It's unlikely we'll see him show up, but since we're seeing a version of Jane with Thor's mighty hammer in "Thor: Love and Thunder," there's a chance other familiar characters could show up as well.

Almost everyone in Thor's life is dead, except his friend Korg.

Thor and Korg in the first teaser trailer for "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Thor and Korg in the first teaser trailer for "Thor: Love and Thunder."Marvel Studios

Thor's mother, Frigga (René Russo) was killed in "Thor: The Dark World." His father, Odin, died in "Thor: Ragnarok." His friend, Heimdall (Idris Elba), was killed by Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War."

His closest friend now is Korg (Taika Waititi) who he met in "Thor: Ragnarok" on Sakaar. Korg's pal, Miek, stays in New Asgard with Valkyrie.

Thor's friends, the Warriors Three, were all killed. Sif is the only one who is still alive.

Sif in the end-credits scene of "Thor: The Dark World."
Jaimie Alexander as Sif in the end-credits scene of "Thor: The Dark World."Marvel Studios

Hela killed Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg in "Thor: Ragnarok." The only one of Thor's friends who remains alive is Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) who did not appear in "Thor: Ragnarok" because of her role in "Blindspot."

Sif will appear in "Thor: Love and Thunder." The last time we saw her in a movie was in an end-credits scene for "Thor: The Dark World" when Sif was giving the Aether to the Collector (Benicio Del Toro) to protect.

Most recently Sif appeared in season one, episode four of Disney+'s "Loki" in a past memory of the trickster.

Thor experienced PTSD, depression, and alcoholism in "Avengers: Endgame" after Thanos' snap.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios

The last time we saw Thor in "Avengers: Endgame," he was out of shape.

He sank into a deep depression after originally failing to bring back the people the Mad Titan snapped away, including Jane.

Thor received a vital pep talk from Frigga when he traveled back in time to retrieve the reality stone. By the film's end, he was mentally in a better place and focusing on bettering himself and finding what he wants from the world.

Thor lost an eye but was given a new one by Rocket.

Thor holding his new eye in "Avengers: Infinity War."
Chris Hemsworth in "Avengers: Infinity War."Marvel Studios

Thor lost his right eye in a fight with his sister, Hela, on Asgard in "Thor: Ragnarok." He wore an eyepatch like his dad until Rocket Racoon gifted him with a replacement eye in "Avengers: Infinity War."

Gamora was killed in "Avengers: Infinity War," but there's another version of her out there.

Gamora and the Guardians of the Galaxy in "Avengers: Infinity War."
Zoe Saldaña as Gamora in "Avengers: Infinity War."Marvel Studios

Thanos sacrificed Gamora (Zoe Saldaña) in "Avengers: Infinity War" in order to get his hands on the soul stone.

An earlier version of her, from before she crossed paths with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and formed the Guardians of the Galaxy, was brought into the current MCU timeline in "Avengers: Endgame."

In a deleted scene, Gamora walked off into the unknown after Tony's death as the rest of the heroes took a knee and honored Stark. Quill, heartbroken over losing his Gamora and never expressing his love for her, will likely be searching for her with the Guardians, in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Thor's traveling with the Guardians of the Galaxy now.

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Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt, and Chris Hemsworth in "Avengers: Endgame."Disney/Marvel

Thor joined the Guardians on their ship, the Benatar, at the end of "Avengers: Endgame" to travel through space. He tried playfully referring to them as the Asgardians of the Galaxy.

Star-Lord clearly wants to try and find Gamora (who may not want to be found). The Guardians have been seen in the film's trailer so we'll see where they wind up.

Thor speaks Groot.

Thor, Rocket, and Groot in "Avengers: Infinity War."
Thor, Rocket, and Groot in "Avengers: Infinity War."Marvel Studios

Thor surprised Rocket Raccoon when he starts speaking to Groot in "Avengers: Infinity War." Thor tells both of them that Groot's language was taught in his home of Asgard as "an elective."

Since Thor was last seen traveling with the Guardians of the Galaxy, this is probably worth remembering.

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