Thor Love And Thunder UK release date, age rating, and parents guide latest

Thor Love and Thunder UK release date age rating parents guide

Things are about to change significantly for the Thunder God with the UK release date of Thor Love And Thunder this year (details below). It probably won’t change much in terms of the age rating from Thor Ragnarok, which you can read more about in our parents guide, but the story is getting the kind of shake up that would make all of the parallel universe Mjolnirs shudder.

You can attribute a lot of the changes to the devestating impact of the war with Thanos in Avengers Infinity War and Endgame. Thor took everything pretty badly and – not to drop too many spoilers for anyone silly enough not to have seen Endgame yet – did a runner at the end of the film leaving Valkyrie in charge of his people living in New Asgard in Norway.

Brilliant New Zealand director Taika Waititi will be back in the hot seat once again for Love And Thunder, having done a great job previously with Ragnarok. He’s got a strong reputation for adventure comedies, which has translated well from the likes of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Jojo Rabbit, which came out in early 2020 in the UK.


The film release is fast approaching, and thanks to the arrival of the trailer we know a lot more about the cast list. Its been common knowledge for a while that Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane Foster. The character didn’t appear in Thor Ragnarok, which took place off planet after the former love birds had broken up due to Thor’s plan to head out in search of the Infinity Stones.

She’s essentially going to be taking on the role of Mighty Thor in Love And Thunder having previously been confirmed to be worthy of Mjolnir. However, the Thunder God’s hammer was destroyed by Hela during Ragnarok and the alternate timeline Mjolnir was returned by Captain America at the end of Avengers Endgame.

Thor also took Stormbreaker, his replacement for Mjolnir, with him when he left with the Guardians of the Galaxy after he used it to decapitate Thanos. That leaves Jane Foster as a new Thor without a weapon, so we’re expecting a story that introduces a new threat and a third hammer of some sort.

Chris Hemsworth still reprises his role as Thor, despite Jane’s ascension to godhood. Tessa Thomson stars as Valkyrie, and the Guardians of the Galaxy team is in the mix too, so you’ve got Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Dave Bautista as Drax, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Vin Diesel as Groot.

Jamie Alexander returns as Sif, Geoff Goldblum (Jurassic World Dominion) is The Grandmaster and Christian Bale stars as baddy, Gorr the God Butcher.

Thor Love And Thunder UK release date

The Thor Love and Thunder UK release date had been confirmed for the 6th May 2022, but it has now been put back to the 8th July 2022. It follows a number of delays due to the COVID pandemic. It was initially due out on the 5th November 2021, but everything has been moved out and we’re now looking at next year for the next installment for the series.

Phase Four began this year with the arrival of Black Widow, Shang-Chi And The Lengend Of the Ten Rings and The Eternals in 2021. Natalie Portman’s thunderous superhero debut will come smack dab in the middle of it all following on from Spider-Man: No Way Home in December 2021 and Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness in March ’22.

As the film is coming out in May next year, it should then come out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital around September 2022. There are no details as of yet in terms of when it will be available to stream in the UK.

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Age rating and parents guide

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) won’t announce the age rating for Thor Love And Thunder in the UK until we get much closer to the release date. However, every one of the previous three films have been certified 12 or 12A and that will undoubtedly be the case again for number 4.

The general gist of the parents guide for the previous Thor films is moderate fantasy violence. Director Taika Waititi continues on from Ragnarok, so there’s bound to be a continuation from that, which means that it’ll be the same fantasy violence to be aware of. The question is how far it’ll go with this.

The core Thor films have all been pretty lightweight in this regard, but then the Chris Hemsworth character went on to lop Thanos’ head off during Endgame. It doesn’t look like the Hemsteiner will feature much in 4, so we should be on for a 12 with moderate violence to take into account. 

We’ll update with more details on the film as it becomes available and you can check out our film news section to keep tabs on the latest, or check out the Marvel movie news page to see more on the film at


Like the age rating, the runtime for Love and Thunder won’t be confirmed until we get closer to the release date. However, Thor Ragnarok was 2 hours 10 minutes long and we’re expecting the 4th film to be somewhere in that ballpark.