A potential Thor 5 film could fix previous mistakes and address ongoing issues in the Thor franchise, providing a fresh start. The Thor films have introduced interesting supporting characters and villains, but many have been underdeveloped and not given the attention they deserve. There is speculation that in Thor 5, important characters like Thor himself, Korg, and Valkyrie may face the possibility of death, potentially bringing Thor’s story to a satisfying and dramatic conclusion.

Although it hasn’t yet been confirmed, Marvel Studios’ potential Thor 5 could help to solve one major problem with the MCU’s Thor franchise. Despite Phase 4’s Thor: Love and Thunder receiving mixed reviews and dividing MCU audiences, Chris Hemsworth has been confirmed to be returning as the titular God of Thunder in future MCU movies. There is speculation that this could occur in a potential Thor 5, which not only has the opportunity to gloss over the mistakes of Love and Thunder but also fix problems that have plagued the Thor franchise since it began in 2011, though became much more prominent in the 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World.

Outside the MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Marvel Studios’ Thor films have expanded the cosmic side of the franchise more than any other project. Not only has the mythos of the mystical Asgardians been developed, but dozens of interesting supporting characters and villains have been introduced in the Thor films, though not all of these characters have been given the attention they deserve. While this issue wasn’t too prevalent in 2011’s Thor, its Phase 2 sequel didn’t do its supporting characters justice, and this is a problem that seems to have prevailed into Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder.

Thor 5 Can Avoid Killing Off Side Characters Too Soon

While 2011’s Thor gave its supporting characters, including Jane Foster, Eric Selvig, Lady Sif, and the Warriors Three, plenty of substance, supporting characters haven’t been treated as well in projects from Thor: The Dark World onwards. Most notably, one of Thor’s most iconic villains in Marvel Comics, Malekith the Dark Elf, was seriously diminished in The Dark World, and killed off before being able to develop any sense of purpose or personality. This continued into 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, which marked the demises of the Warriors Three, Skurge, and Surtur before they could see any real development in the film.

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While Hela and Odin certainly got a great deal of development, Thor: Ragnarok killing them off was still an injustice to their characters, as their stories still had a ways to go in the MCU’s future. Thor: Love and Thunder’s Jane Foster was perhaps the biggest victim, as she was killed off not too long after becoming the Mighty Thor and actually finding an interesting storyline, and the same thing happened to Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, who barely did any butchering. Thor 5 must break this streak and avoid killing off Thor’s supporting characters too soon, though this doesn’t mean the rumored film won’t be without its casualties.

Which Characters Seems Most Likely To Die In Thor 5

Following developments in Chris Hemsworth’s personal life, his future in acting has been thrown into uncertainty, perhaps hinting at Thor 5 being Hemsworth’s final project as the MCU’s God of Thunder. Thor is perhaps the most likely candidate to die in Thor 5, especially since other members of the original Avengers have already passed the baton. If Thor 5 is Waititi’s final MCU project, it’s possible that Korg could also meet his end, and Valkyrie, the King of Asgard, could also be in jeopardy. These characters are central to Thor’s journey, so their deaths would be very impactful and could bring Thor’s MCU story to a satisfying and dramatic ending.

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