The Guardians of the Galaxy might be joining the fourth Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, according to Groot voice actor Vin Diesel.
“I am waiting and excited for my friend James Gunn to knock this next one out of the park,” Diesel told Comicbook.com in a recent interview. “He took The Suicide Squad so he’s about to embark on it. Thor will also, the director talked to me about Thor will incorporate some of the Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The last we saw of Thor, it seemed that his next departure would be by way of the Guardians of the Galaxy, with speculation that he would appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Guardian star Chris Pratt said there’s no definitive yes or no to that speculation during IGN’s red carpet event for Pixar’s Onward, but it would seem that this Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy team-up might be happening in Love and Thunder.
Diesel seemingly recognized that this information wasn’t yet known during the interview.
“That’ll be very interesting, nobody knows, maybe I shouldn’t have said anything,” Diesel said, as neither Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi nor Guardians director James Gunn have yet to confirm this information.
If Diesel is right, Love and Thunder director and writer Taika Waititi will be seeing Diesel and the other Guardians this August when Thor 4’s production begins in Australia. Love and Thunder is set prior to the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, director James Gunn confirmed last year, but he didn’t say whether Thor will be in the movie.
Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy interacting on screen in an upcoming MCU movie wouldn’t be surprising considering where we last saw these characters, but we do wonder how the two will interact under the direction of Waititi. We do, however, know that Love and Thunder will be “bigger and louder and more bombastic,” according to Waititi.
Christian Bale reportedly will be the villain Thor and possibly the Guardians face off against in Love and Thunder when the film is released on November 5, 2021.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.