Kat Dennings will return as Darcy Lewis in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Dennings’ Darcy Lewis previously appeared in the WandaVision series. According to our source, Dennings will appear alongside Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. Love and Thunder will hit theaters on 8 July 2022.
Who Is Darcy Lewis?
Darcy Lewis is a former student of political science at Culver University who became an intern for Erik Selvig and an assistant to Jane Foster. While working with the scientists, Lewis came into contact with Asgard when Thor arrived on Earth, only to be followed by the Warriors Three, Sif, and the Destroyer. Lewis and Foster became focused on understanding the Bifrost Bridge and when Thor returned to Earth, Lewis assisted him in his war against Malekith and the Dark Elves. Returning to school, Lewis eventually graduated with a doctorate in astrophysics.
Dennings first appeared as Darcy Lewis in MCU’s Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), and WandaVision (2021) Disney+ miniseries.
Does Thor: Love and Thunder Have Romance?
Thor: Love and Thunder is highly approached as a love story, the film will extend the love story of Thor and Jane. Speaking to Wired, Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi told when writing Thor: Love and Thunder, he cited the visuals for old romance book covers.
For contractural reasons, Waititi couldn’t tell me much about Thor: Love and Thunder, which comes out on July 8, aside from the fact that he tried to write it as a love story, and that his visual touchstones for the film were Jack Hardy comics and the cover art of old Mills & Boon romance novels. But he did say that he tried to make the film “unexpected,” at least within the confines of the genre.
The film finds Thor 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, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to Thor’s surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjølnir, 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.
The film is written and directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, Tessa Thompson as Brunnhilde/King Valkyrie, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Taika Waititi as Korg, with Russell Crowe as Zeus, and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder will open in theaters on July 8, 2022.