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Thor: Love and Thunder release date on Disney Plus is September 8th

Updated Sep 16th, 2022 8:14AM EDT
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) looks devastated in Love and Thunder trailer
Image: Marvel Studios

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Thor: Love and Thunder hit theaters on July 8th, which means we’re approaching the Disney Plus release date. Disney gives its movies a theatrical window that’s at least 45 days long before releasing them on its streaming service.

That means Marvel fans don’t have to wait too long to rewatch the newest MCU releases at home or watch them for the first time. You only need a Disney Plus subscription to access all the MCU titles. And the Love and Thunder’s Disney Plus release will drop on a very special day for Disney. An official announcement informs us that the release has been set for September 8th, which is the next Disney Plus Day event.

Thor: Love and Thunder Disney Plus release date

Disney initially posted a 30-second clip on YouTube that was unlisted, and Marvel Studios’ formal announcement followed, at which point the promo clip was made available to all YouTube users. However, Redditors found the clip and shared the YouTube link with the world ahead of schedule. A few hours later, Disney announced its big Disney Plus Day event and that it would also be the release date for the Thor movie.

Disney also teased the accompanying Marvel Studios, ‘Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder,‘ a behind-the-scenes documentary. It is set to star director Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, and Tessa Thompson.

Through in-depth interviews with the cast and crew and raw, unseen footage from the set and beyond, Assembled pulls back the curtain on the god of thunder’s fourth feature film.

Based on their trend, we anticipated the release of the latest marvel cinematic movie in mid-August. However, our prediction would have set Thor: Love and Thunder and She-Hulk to launch on the same day. Disney and Marvel would not like to release two MCU movies concurrently, so Thor: Love and Thunder’s release was postponed to early September.

Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Also, Thor: Love and Thunder will be available in the IMAX Enhanced version on its Disney Plus release date with 15 other Marvel cinematic universe movies.

Thor: Love and Thunder synopsis

The movie opens up with the god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) embarking on an unusual journey of self-discovery. His efforts are then disrupted by a cosmic killer, Gorr, the god butcher(Christian Bale), who attempts to destroy all gods.

To win this fight, he teams up with King Valkyrie(Tessa Thompson), Korg(Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster(Natalie Portman).

In this movie, Jane Foster surprisingly wields the hammer Mjolnir, starring as Mighty Thor. Together they go on an enormous adventure to unveil the reason behind the god Butcher’s revenge and stop him before it is too late.

Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) in Thor 4 trailer.
Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), the Thor: Love and Thunder villain. Image source: Marvel Studios

Thor: Love and Thunder release time Disney Plus

Here are the release times for Thor: Love and Thunder on Disney Plus on September 8, 2022:

Eastern Time: 03:00 AM

Pacific Time: 00:00 AM/ Midnight

UK: 08:00 AM

Sydney, Australia: 7:00 PM

Is it possible to watch Thor on Disney Plus for free?

Like other recent cinematic releases like Eternals and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. Disney has confirmed that Thor: Love and Thunder will be available to watch for free when it premiers on Disney Plus.

No additional cost or device is required. Your subscription plan will automatically cover it.

Other premieres on September 8th

Thor 4 will not be the only new Disney Plus attraction hitting Disney Plus on September 8th. Disney also announced the following shows for its Disney Plus Day celebration:

  • Pinocchio
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – episode 4
  • Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory
  • Cars on the Road
  • Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return
  • Frozen and Frozen 2 Sing-Alongs
  • Remembering
  • Welcome to the Club – The Simpsons short
  • Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances
  • Tierra Incógnita
  • Growing Up

Also, Disney will hold special Disney Plus Day events at Disney parks, including early admission for Disney Plus subscribers.

Finally, AMC Theaters will hold Disney Plus Day screenings for just $5 per show. Thor: Love and Thunder will be one of the titles playing in AMC theaters on Disney Plus Day.

It’s unclear whether Disney Plus Day will deliver any big announcements. The big MCU reveals might come a day later. That’s because Disney will hold its D23 Expo event from September 9-11. And Marvel should announce even more details about MCU Phase 5 and 6 at D23.

More Marvel coverage: For more MCU news, visit our Marvel guide.


How long does Thor: Love and Thunder run for?

Thor: Love and Thunder has a run time of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It is the second longest of the Thor movies. It is also the seventh shortest Marvel film of all time.

Is Thor: Love and Thunder on Netflix?

No, Thor: Love and Thunder is not available on Netflix. The film also won’t be available on other streaming services like HBO Max, Amazon, or Hulu.

Marvel Studios and Disney do not license their new movies to other streaming services.

Is Thor: Love and Thunder on Amazon Prime?

No, it isn’t. Irrespective of the wide range of the latest movies to watch or rent on this streaming platform, Thor: Love and Thunder isn’t among them.

Which MCU movies do you need to watch before seeing Thor: Love and Thunder?

Love and Thunder is just a part of the Thor franchise. So it would be best if you watched the previous movies before it. You can watch Thor, Thor: Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok to familiarise yourself with the casts.

Will Thor: Love and Thunder hit Disney in August 2022?

No, even though we all predicted it would launch on August 24. The film will be released on Disney Plus on September 8, 2022.

Who are the actors in Thor: Love and Thunder?

Taika Waititi directed it with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Christian Bale as the main characters.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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