Thor: Love and Thunder's biggest surprise came in the movie's mid-credits scene when Zeus sent his son, Hercules, after the MCU's God of Thunder. Ted Lasso star Brett Goldstein has been cast as the hero (who may be more antagonist than protagonist in this world), but that's all we've seen of him for now.
Marvel Studios' Director of Visual Development Andy Park came up with Hercules' comic accurate costume, and he's now shared a closer look at that fantastic design.
Last month, we spoke with Andy about his take on Thor's new rival. The concept artist shared his excitement to learn he was working on the character and some insights into how he approached the suit as a fan of Hercules' adventures on the page in the 80s and 90s.
"I got to design that one which was really fun because before I designed it, I had just finished watching [Brett] in Ted Lasso [Laughs]. I love that show and the first time I saw he was this character I said, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s going to play Hercules?’ I went to designing that and, again, growing up in the 80s and 90s with Marvel Comics, he was part of The Avengers."
"It becomes a question every time we do a design, ‘How comic accurate can you be?’ I did a lot of different versions and one got picked. We got to see it in the end credits and that was such a treat to be able to see that and also fun to be in the audience whether it was in the premiere or when I watched it after with a regular audience to see the reaction."
You can watch our full interview with Andy below, along with that excellent Hercules design. While it's definitely a little surreal seeing Roy Kent suited up as the MCU's take on the mythological hero, we have no doubt he'll do the character justice.
When and where that will happen is another matter, of course, as we don't know if it will be Thor 5 or another movie. We'd like to think Marvel Studios won't keep us waiting too long, though.