33 'Thor Love and Thunder' Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed (Plus Those End Credits Scenes)

We have collected 33 Easter eggs and references that we spotted in 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' plus a breakdown of the mid-credit and end-credit scenes.

Thor Love and Thunder East Eggs

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Thor Love and Thunder East Eggs

Thor: Love and Thunder, the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made $302 million at the global box office in less than a week. It’s a success by any objective measure, even if critically, the response has been more mixed.

The movie, written and directed by Taika Watiti (who also wrote and directed Thor: Ragnarok) has the director’s signature flair and breezy humor. It has great performances by Christian Bale, who plays Gorr the God Butcher, and Natalie Portman, who reprises her role as Jane/Mighty Thor. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is funny and at ease with himself, and he looks godlier than ever.

The criticisms about Thor: Love and Thunder seem to be less about what the movie is–a frothy bit of fun–and more about what the movie isn’t. Six films and seven television series into Phase 4, and we still don’t have a clear direction of where the MCU is headed. Kevin Feige and the rest of the Disney/Marvel brain trust seem content, at the moment, to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. 

And that’s actually fine—for now. It will be cause for concern if after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we still don’t see a main plot emerge from all this. But not everything has to be done in service of The Big Plot; going down little tributaries and ancillary routes is what fleshes out a fictional universe, and makes it feel bigger and more expansive. And just because we don’t see the bigger picture yet, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Let’s dig a bit beneath the surface. Here are 33 Easter eggs and references in Thor: Love and Thunder, plus a breakdown of the mid-credit and end-credit scenes. They give us more context about what has already happened and provide some tantalizing breadcrumbs for what’s to come.

1. Voiceover

Korg Voiceover

2. Groot Hammer

Thor Groot Hammer

3. Enya Needle Drop

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The song playing during the montage that opens the movie is “Only Time,” by Enya. An Irish Celtic artist, Enya has also composed songs for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and has sold 80 million albums worldwide.

4. Necrosword

thor necrosword

5. Guns N' Roses

Thor Guns N Roses

6. Strongest Avenger?

Thor Strongest Avenger

The design on Thor’s T-shirt during the opening fight is a depiction of Yggdrasil the World Tree from Norse mythology, binding the Nine Realms. You can buy the official version of it on Amazon.

7. Two Screaming Goats

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In Norse mythology, Thor has two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, which pull his chariot. The comic version of Thor also has two goats. In the movie, the goats have an unnatural, high-pitched scream, which is a reference to the viral video above.

8. The Foster Theory

Thor Foster Theory

9. 'Event Horizon' and 'Interstellar'

Thor Event Horizon Interstellar

10. Darcy And Dr. Selvig Are Back

Thor Darcy Selvig

11. Tourist Trap

Thor Asgard Tourist Trap

12. Infinity Conez

Thor Infinity Conez

13. Old Spice

Thor Old Spice

14. Team Thor

Thor Team

15. Nick Furry

Thor Nick Furry

16. A Night at the Theater with Matt Damon

Thor Matt Damon

17. Return of Sif

Thor Sif

18. Dead God

Thor Falligar

19. Axl Rose

Thor Axl Rose

20. LGBTQ+ Representation


21. Bast

Thor Bast

22. Dionysius

Thor Dionysius

23. God of Dumplings

Thor Bao

24. The Almighty Zeus

Thor Zeus

25. Thunderbolts

Thor Thunderbolts

26. RIP Loki

Thor Loki Tattoo

27. Tarantino Homage

Thor Kill Bill

28. Celestials

Thor Celestials

29. Hall of Statues

Thor Statues

30. Hemsworth's Children

Thor Hemsworth Children

31. Mid-Credits Scene

Thor Mid Credits

32. End Credits Scene

Thor End Credits

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