That Thor: Love and Thunder is on both home media release and streaming on Disney+, those who worked on the film in its earliest days of development have finally been able to share their work in the picture. A prime example is Andy Park, the visual development boss at Marvel Studios, took to his Instagram on Monday to reveal the earliest looks of Hercules, played by Brett Goldstein in the film’s mid-credits scene.
“It was nothing but an honor to introduce Roy Kent as the iconic Hercules from the pages of Marvel Comics and the ghosts of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee!” Park reports this on Instagram. “Can’t wait to see him clash in the MCU with… whoever he wants! Oh man!”
In which Marvel movie will Hercules be featured next?
It remains to be seen where the Ted Lasso alumnus will end. No future from now on Thor and Hercules projects have been confirmed by Marvel Studios and there are no trading reports in Hollywood on where the Greek demigod will appear next.
How was Brett Goldstein cast as Hercules?
As with most other characters, Marvel Studios executives called Goldstein’s team and asked if he would be interested in the role. According to the actor, he only had two weeks to prepare for the role before filming his only scene in the film.
“No, I didn’t know what it was for. I was told that some Marvel people would love to have a Zoom with you, and I met them and it was just so surreal because… it was literally out of the blue” at night and I was very busy and it was like, ‘Can you make time for a Zoom?’ ‘Yes, sure,'” the Ted Lasso star said in a recent chat with The playlist.
He added: “And they go on Zoom and they just told me what you see in the movie, which is they kind of opened up with, ‘So Russell Crowe is Zeus,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, ok, go on.’ And blah, blah, blah And then they turn and reveal, “It’s Hercules, it’s you.” And I went, ‘What?’ Like, “Are you serious? Are you f**king with me? Is this a liquidation?” So yes, it was as surprising to me as I think it has been to other people.”
Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarokreturns to direct Thor: Love and Thunder. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Vin Diesel.
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