Let’s be honest, Thor owns this weekend.
Thor: Love and Thunder already brought in $29 million on Thursday, July 7, making it the second-best preview number of the year behind its fellow MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which brought in $36M in May. We’ve been deep in Thor coverage all week, read our review here, and we expect most Marvel fans to hit the theaters solely to watch this film this weekend. It will go head to head with Minions: The Rise of Gru, but unless more people dressed in suits turn up to the theaters again this weekend, the Chris Hemsworth-led film should have nothing to worry about.
Not much else is hitting theaters this weekend, for obvious reasons, but streaming services have you covered if you need some entertainment. Apple TV+ is debuting their series Black Bird this week, and if you’ve been sleeping on the streamer, it’s time to pay attention. They have been slowly building up their original content arm and producing some of the best shows on TV.
It’s hard to believe but The Boys’ Season 3 finale is already here, and this season gave fans exactly what they wanted. Netflix’s teen drama Control Z’s final season has also hit the streaming service, so there is plenty for you to watch this weekend. So pull up a chair and find the remote, here is what you need to watch this week after you get home from experiencing Thor’s wild ride.
'Thor: Love and Thunder'
When: Friday, July 8
Where: In theaters
Thor: Love and Thunder is finally here. After a long wait, fans will be reunited with Chris Hemsworth’s beloved character on the superhero’s fourth standalone film, and it does not disappoint. In this film, Thor was on the path to finding peace when he gets rudely interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, played by the incomparable Christian Bale, who is on a pursuit to kill and destroy all the gods to avenge his daughter’s death. Thor comes out of retirement and links up with King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who now has control of Thor’s magical hammer, Mjolnir, and becomes Mighty Thor. The group’s adventure is somewhat all over the place, but the film is still exciting, over-the-top, hilarious, wacky and fun—exactly what you would expect from a Waititi film. The music used in the movie really takes things to the next level, and Bale’s performance as a villain is so incredible it almost leaves you wishing for more of his evilness, even if that means adding more time to the film’s already lengthy two-hour runtime. —Karla Rodriguez