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Russell Crowe Discusses His New Character on ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Russell Crowe Discusses His New Character on 'Thor: Love and Thunder'

Russell Crowe talks about his new character Zeus in the upcoming MCU film Thor: Love and Thunder.

Russell Crowe has revealed the name of his Thor: Love and Thunder character, disclosing a significant story arc for the upcoming MCU film.

An audio recording from Crowe’s Joy 94.9 interview has surfaced online, in which the actor briefly discusses arriving at the set of Thor: Love and Thunder.


Crowe revealed,

I’m gonna get on my bicycle, I’m gonna ride up to Disney Fox Studios, and around about 9:15, I shall be Zeus!

He continued,

It’s for Thor 4. It’s my last day of Zeus’ing about and I’m going to enjoy it.

The fact that Russell Crowe will play Zeus in Thor 4 is already newsworthy, but it also implies that the MCU film will add other mythical gods to its roster.

Zeus, the Greek god of sky/thunder, resides over Mount Olympus, making him a counterpart to Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor. It’s too soon, however, to claim with utmost certainty whether Crowe’s Zeus will be an ally or adversary to the MCU‘s God of Thunder.

In the graphic novels, Marvel has recently relaunched the Greek Olympian gods’ saga, slaying them in 2019’s Avengers: No Road Home weekly drama and then reviving them as antagonists in Al Ewing and Juann Cabal‘s Guardians of the Galaxy reboot in 2020.

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Hercules, arguably the most identifiable Greek deity in the Marvel Universe, has acted as an Avenger and battled alongside (and against) Thor in numerous instances.

Russell Crowe’s involvement in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), was first announced at the end of March when set images from Australia showed the Gladiator star mingling with the cast.

Melissa McCarthy, too, makes her MCU debut as fake Hela alongside Matt Damon‘s Loki; both of whom make appearances alongside Crowe in Love and Thunder. Jeff Goldblum, who played the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, is also expected to appear.

The film will be released in theaters on 6th May 2022.

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Last modified: May 2, 2021