Thor: Love and Thunder viewers urge Marvel to add trigger warning about cancer storyline


Moviegoers give trigger warnings to those who plan to watch Thor: Love and Thunderand criticized Marvel’s decision not to include one at the start of the film.

The new movie, a sequel to the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarokstarring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman.

Portman returns to the franchise for the first time since 2014 Thor: The Dark Worldwith director Taika Waititi giving her character Dr Jane Foster an elevated role.

*Following spoilers – you’ve been warned*

In the film, Jane is revealed to have stage four cancer and in one scene she is shown receiving chemotherapy.

Those who have watched the film since its release on Thursday (July 7) are warning their Twitter followers that the scenes showing Jane’s treatments could be triggers for those who experienced it themselves or knew someone. who has experienced it.

“If you plan to see Thor: Love and Thunder and being sensitive to cancer/cancer treatment is an extremely predominant theme and plot driver in the film,” warned one viewer, adding: “Prepare and take care of yourself if you need to.”

Another viewer said: “No spoilers, but Thor: Love and Thunder Should have had a trigger warning for a cancer graphic and the fact we didn’t know we were going in is atrocious.

“If you have any medical or cancer triggers, I’d do some light googling on the plot before deciding whether to see it or not,” another added, with one person saying, “I knew in the comics that Jane has cancer. It has been mentioned many times since this movie was announced and yet the cancer scenes still hit hard. If you’ve lost someone to cancer, prepare yourself.”

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

(Marvel Studios)

However, some praised the film for its portrayal of someone with cancer, with one person writing: “The Jane Foster storyline had a crazy emotional resonance for me. Both my mother and a close friend battled cancer a few years ago. Thor’s desire to protect Jane & Jane’s struggle to keep fighting really took hold. I think we should all hear a story like that.”

Another movie released this week that people are warning potential viewers about is the new Netflix documentary Girl in the picturewhich many call “horrific” and “the most terrifying thing ever”.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now in theaters, and you can read the independent‘s verdict on the film here.

MCU fans are complaining that the new movie has opened up a significant plot hole for the long-running film series. However, they are extremely excited about the introduction of a very unexpected actor in the franchise into the film’s post-credits scene.

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