Photos from the set confirm Melissa McCarthy in the film

New photos on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder have revealed the presence of Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy.

In Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, there is a point where the actors stage a play in Asgard about the God of Thunder. Images released by the Daily Mail indicate that McCarthy will be playing a theatrical version of Hela, the villain played by Cate Blanchett in Thor’s previous film.

In the photos you can also see Matt Damon as Loki, Luke Hemsworth as Thor and Sam Neill as Odin. All three actors had previously appeared in Ragnarok and are now coming back to repeat the joke.

Cate Blanchett as Hela in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Melissa McCarthy is best known for films such as Mission Maid of Honor, The Well-Armed, and The Spy Who Knew Less. The actress already has two Oscar nominations, the most recent in 2019 for the movie Could I Forgive?

Full details of the plot of Thor: Love and Thunder are being kept under lock and key, although the film is in part based on Jason Aaron’s HQ The Mighty Thor, where Jane Foster becomes the new Thor.

The film is directed by Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Chris Pratt. Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to open on May 6, 2022.

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