Russell Crowe has just proven himself as Hollywood’s bravest man, if there’s one thing that no one in tinsel town defies it’s the Marvel NDA. During a conversation with Australian Radio network Joy 94.9 Crowe casually dropped the name of his, up until then, super secret role in the upcoming Thor: Love And Thunder. Russell Crowe will be playing the God amongst Gods, champion of Olympus, the original God of Thunder Zeus. Remember when the farthest the MCU reached was a little cave in the Middle East? Good Times.
This reveal makes a lot of sense, and not just because of the bushy white beard he’s been seen rockin’. If you recall Christian Bale’s role in the film was revealed to be that of Gorr the God Butcher. What better way for him to establish his bona fides then to kill the God of Gods? Hopefully his role is more substantial then just that of proving the bad guys worth. Crowe excels in a fatherly/mentor type role, and with Odin gone there’s an opening. Thor will be in a bad place after the events of Avengers: Endgame so there’s totally a world in which Zeus fills that role for Thor, only for Gorr to destroy Zeus heading into the third act.
You can check out the tweet from the Thor Love and Thunder News Twitter account below and listen to the interview.
Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit theaters on February 11th, 2022
Russell Crowe has revealed his role in Thor: Love and Thunder
— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) April 22, 2021