The Marvel Cinematic Universe got its first sex scene last year as Gemma Chan’s Sersi and Richard Madden’s Ikaris managed to squeeze in a horizontal shuffle in Eternals, and now this year Marvel Studios is bringing the nudity!
Yes, as revealed by the MPAA’s rating for the film, Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder has been rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some suggestive material and partial nudity.”
Based on the trailer, it seems a safe bet that the partial nudity will be the scene where Russell Crowe’s Zeus flicks away a captive Thor’s clothing much to the delight of onlookers.
And for any concerned parents out there, we don’t expect to see Thor windmilling Little Mjolnir to make his escape; given the “partial” nudity, it’s likely just a quick unpixellated version of this shot:
Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi, who also reprises his on-screen role as Korg, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), alongside the returning Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin), with Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari) as Gorr the God Butcher and Russell Crowe (Man of Steel) as Zeus.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for release on July 8th, 2022.