Thor: Love And Thunder Isn’t MCU Canon?

A new wild fan theory has emerged that theorizes that the story of Thor: Love and Thunder might not have happened at all, leaving it out of MCU canon.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Fan theories might be the best part of any Marvel entry. Well, any pop culture medium on the planet deals with fan theories. But some fan theories break down characters and plot points that most of us had not thought about before. Also, the explanation of these theories is so thought out, that we start to believe them. A new theory has emerged on Reddit, where a fan has posed that the story presented Thor: Love and Thunder did not happen the way that it was told. In fact, he points to Korg (Taika Waititi) as being an unreliable narrator that embellished most of this story. You can read this theory below:

For those who might not know what an unreliable narrator is, it is a character within a story that is completely untrustworthy. When hearing or reading a story, the audience is supposed to believe the words of every character. However, sometimes a narrator has their credibility questioned, leaving the story to not be believed. That has happened with Korg in Thor: Love and Thunder, at least according to this new theory. Quite honestly, it does make a lot of sense. Korg is speaking to children and narrating the entire story from start to finish. The audience is meant to be those children, so he likely had to make quite a few things up to keep the attention of the “kids.”

There are a lot of elements of the story from Thor: Love and Thunder that could be a bit unbelievable. For instance, Thor rushing in to save the Guardians of the Galaxy at the beginning of the film did seem to be a bit too much. Yeah, he is the God of Thunder, but he has never taken out an entire wave of enemies by himself. Well, he has taken out a ton, but he has also been overcome before too. Also, the aspect of the theory that makes the most sense is when the kids are granted the power of Thor to stop Gorr. While that scene was great to look at, it did not make a ton of sense. If Thor can take down massive amounts of enemies, and Jane Foster was there as Thor too, then why were all these kids needed to fight the darkness that Gorr released? We might be nit-picking this movie based on the above theory, but it does make sense.

Thor: Love and Thunder did set up a future aspect in that Hercules is meant to make his MCU debut in another film. However, the rest of the film doesn’t seem to need Thor. The most important takeaways are that Thor is now a father, and Gorr was stopped. He did appear to be a one-off villain, but one that could have been made more important within the MCU.

Thor: Love and Thunder did have some strong pacing issues, and it remains the lowest-scored Thor film in the franchise. Maybe if this theory is right and Korg was telling everyone a “story” then the film would make a bit more sense in its placement within the MCU. Thor is meant to return, but if so, Love and Thunder kind of seemed like a wasted feature for the character.