Thor: Love and Thunder It was a rare combination of teasing humor, drama, romance and action. The result is one of the most controversial films in the vast Marvel Universe on film. But he also did something else. Bring many new characters to the big screen. And that included Love Odison – rumored to be the version live action of the Singularity, and Axel Heimdallson, son of the Guardian Bifrost.
But in his first post-credits scene, he also showed which enemy to watch out for in the future continuation of the god of Asgard’s adventures. Hercules, the son of Zeus and one of the most powerful characters in the world of Marvel comics, appeared on the scene almost unexpectedly. As if that wasn’t enough, in an episode that clarified his future role. It’s not just about introducing a traditional character to a wider audience, as in the case of Clea Charlize Theron. In fact, this is a look into the near future.
Sooner or later, the so-called Prince of Power and god of war in Marvel comics will have to face Thor. And he will do this to restore the honor of his divine father after he was defeated by an Asgardian. But, in addition to that, he is most likely also part of a growing list. inclusive symbols in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the world of comics Hercules is bisexual.. This is a direct nod to his mythological origin, which was included in the comic and will most likely be part of future movie appearances.
Long and extravagant history
Although the character played by Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso), had a brief intervention in Thor: Love and Thunder, his path in the comics is significant. And especially with regard to their sexual orientation. It’s first mentioned in the comic. Heracles: Avenger’s Fall March 2010. In the story arc, one of her lovers, a man, spoke during a funeral held to commemorate his apparent death. The data was unexpected for most of the public.
Another hint of Hercules’ potential sexuality emerged. Extreme X-Men Volume 2 Greg Pak, published between 2012 and 2013. One of the alternate stories featured in the volume set is Hercules’ relationship with Wolverine. But the short story arc was canceled once the hero was integrated into the central adventures. Earth -616 in 2015.
However, it’s more than likely that the character’s sexual orientation will be part of his future appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. especially because The Thor sub-franchise has far more weird characters than any other Marvel franchise.. From Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Taiki Waititi’s Korg to Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. The franchise seems to be particularly interested in opening up the possibility of inclusion naturally. And especially the reference and homage to the pantheons that are adapting to the world of comics.
An extraordinary hero with a love for toast
In the world of mythology, the demigod Hercules was known for his enormous strength and, moreover, for his sexual potency. And especially because apart from his unhappy marriage to Megara, had a wide range of male lovers. According to Plutarch, the hero was the lover of Abderon, Adonis, Corito, Gelakatas, Euthemus, Nireon, Philoctetes, and even his nephew and fellow adventurer Iolao.
As such, it’s likely that the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of it not only honors its mythological counterpart, but also displays its curious complexity. A recurring theme in both mythology and comics.