1,571 days. That’s four years, three months and 18 days. If you want to be really precise, that’s roughly 135,734,400 seconds.
No, I’m not talking about how long I’ve been working from home in nothing but the same pair of pants I wore since the pandemic began.
Instead, I’m talking about how long it’s been since the release of my personal favourite instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Thor: Ragnarok.
Taika Waititi’s Marvel directorial debut was released on November 3, 2017, and ever since I flicked that final popcorn kernel from the gap in my teeth, after watching that film, I have been longing for a sequel.
(DISCLAIMER: It may not have been a popcorn kernel; I have a huge gap in my front teeth. For all I know, it could have been the cinema chair in front of me lodged between my teeth.)
With the news that Taika was set to return to direct the sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder, I, along with a lot of other fans have eagerly been anticipating the movie.
Or a fucking GIF of the movie at this point.
Finally, we may have a glimmer of hope as to what we may expect for Thor: Love and Thunder; how Natalie Portman may appear as Mighty Thor; how the Guardians of the Galaxy will be involved; and whether or not Topaz survived to make it to the sequel.
Yes. That was a shameless plug at one of my interviews. Watch it. Otherwise no ice cream for you before bed.
Liam Crowley, a content producer for MCU Direct took to Twitter to ease my pain, by coming up with a theory as to when we may be getting a trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder.
He wrote, “For those asking where’s the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer, I got some digits for ya…”
He then calculated the time between the first teaser trailer and the official release date of the past three MCU full-length feature films, stating that there was 136, 165 and 116 days between them for Shang-Chi, Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home, respectively.
If Thor: Love and Thunder is still set for it’s release on 8 July 2022, that would put us 137 days away from it, meaning… This trailer’s coming.
Of course, this is all a theory. With films being pushed forward and delayed, who knows when we’ll get this trailer. After all, if the original release dates were to go by, I would have seen Morbius 83,294,596,392,100,593 times by now.