Some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t take too kindly to Taika Waititi’s comments after being disappointed by his work on “Thor: Love and Thunder.” On Reddit, u/YoungBeef03 wrote, “He had a stronger villain than Hela. Gorr the God Butcher could’ve been a threat on the tier of Thanos if he was used right.” Others, like u/flufnstuf69, u/thanoshasbighands, and u/lagordaamalia, shared similar sentiments, saying they wanted to see Gorr do a bit more butchering of gods in “Love and Thunder.”
While most posts regarding Waititi’s comments aimed a wave of negativity toward the Oscar-winning filmmaker, other older posts speculated what villains could be on the way in “Thor 5.” In May, u/MorbillionTickets posted the question, asking what other villains could be in Thor’s next adventure, besides Hercules. U/MrPresident2020 suggested “Enchantress, Karnilla, or Mangog,” all of which would give the God of Thunder a run for his money. Karnilla is an interesting one, being the wife of Hela, which could provide “Thor 5” an exciting dynamic to explore.
On another post, u/LoveWaffle1 offered a unique concept, writing, “The Elders of the Universe (which includes Zeus in this version) each send their champions to see which of them could finally finish these pesky Asgardians.” They suggested Zeus sends Hercules, The Grandmaster sends Beta Ray Bill, and the Champion of the Universe sends himself, titling the next movie “Thor: Contest of Champions.” On the other hand, u/scottamus77 chose Jörmungandr, saying, “End of the movie could either be [Thor’s] death, or him becoming the All-Father.” This assumes, of course, that Chris Hemsworth would want a darker Thor for his final outing as the legendary character.