Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder — Everything We Know About the Disney+ Documentary

September 2, 2022
Miguel Fernández 0
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This article discusses the Disney+ documentary Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder and will cover the release date, the premise, the trailer, and other details about the series.

With Disney Plus Day coming up, Marvel Studios is ready to launch a new behind-the-scenes documentary on their latest movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, which has now pretty much completed its theatrical run.

The premise

From Disney Plus, here is the official premise: “Settle in with the likes of Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Tessa Thompson, as they divulge the secrets behind the creation of Thor: Love and Thunder. Through in-depth interviews with cast and crew, along with raw, unseen footage from the set and beyond, Assembled pulls back the curtain on the God of Thunder’s fourth feature film.”

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder release date and where to watch

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder will premiere on Disney Plus on September 8. This is also known this year as Disney Plus Day, a day that the company describes as a celebration of the streaming service across The Walt Disney Company, where a lot of content will premiere on the platform.  On this day, the actual movie Thor: Love and Thunder will also be available to stream on Disney Plus. The company will also have surprise announcements, special promotions, and perks for subscribers. This is the second iteration of the event — last year, it happened on November 12, on the two-year anniversary of the release of the platform in the U.S.

Is this the first of its kind?

No, Marvel Studios has produced for Disney Plus a behind-the-scenes documentary on each of their Phase 4 titles (except for Spider-Man: No Way Home). All of them are labeled as “Assembled”, and show how each of the series and movies, from Black Widow to Ms. Marvel, came to be, from the very early conception of the show to the process of filming.

The production crew

Writers: Brandon Bestenheider, Brenton Covington

Executive producers: Kevin Feige

Not much else is known at this point.

The cast

As confirmed by the official premise, interviews with Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Tessa Thompson are to be expected. It’s possible we may also get some nuggets from the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy and maybe even some of the cameos, like Idris Elba or Kat Dennings.

Is there a trailer?

Not yet. Unlike with Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s behind-the-scenes documentary, Thor: Love and Thunder‘s did not release a trailer when it was announced. However, the trailers for the last few Assembled documentaries were released after the features were available to stream on Disney Plus, so we shouldn’t be so surprised about it.

What to expect from Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder

Another fun look at the behind-the-scenes of how the movie was made. We will probably get a lot of Taika Waititi behaving as only he can do on set, and some explanation of how he came up with the idea for the movie. He’s said before that while shooting Ragnarok, he was reading Jason Aaron’s comic run on Thor, where The Mighty Thor was introduced. The idea of introducing that character came to him naturally when he started writing Thor 4, and when he approached Natalie Portman, she was on board (most likely because of the cancer angle for her character).

The movie was shot in Australia using the Volume technology, an LED surrounding screen that was first built for The Mandalorian (where Waititi himself worked) that is meant as a replacement for green and blue screens. It allows the actors to be immersed in the world that the script is describing, the cinematographers to light the scenes exactly as they want to, and for the pre- and post-production processes to be fastened up, as most of the VFX work is mostly ready on the day of shooting.

As a fun detail for the hard-core Marvel fans, we could also get more information on Hercules’ introduction into the MCU, and maybe even some quotes from Brett Goldstein himself. It is unlikely that hints at where the character will be seen next will be revealed.