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How to watch Thor: Love and Thunder

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder (Image credit: Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios)

Are you ready for a new Thor adventure? Well good, because Thor: Love and Thunder is here with Chris Hemsworth back as the God of Thunder for his fourth standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (more than any other MCU character thus far).

One of the biggest 2022 summer blockbusters, fans around the world are excited to see Thor: Love and Thunder, but where can they watch it? We’ve got everything you need to know about how to watch Thor: Love and Thunder right here.

How to watch Thor: Love and Thunder in movie theaters

Thor: Love and Thunder is playing exclusively in movie theaters around the world right now. The good news, as a Marvel movie, it should be playing in just about every theater in the world as well.

To find out exactly where and when Thor: Love and Thunder is playing near you, check your local movie theaters’ websites for times. You can also use a resource like Fandango (opens in new tab), which will show you all the movie theaters playing Thor: Love and Thunder in your area.

Movie fans should also know that they can make their trips to the theater a bit more affordable and rewarding with a movie theater subscription or membership deal. Multiple theater chains in the US and UK offer subscription or membership programs that provide discounted tickets, monthly flat rates for a set amount of tickets, deals on concession and other perks all meant to make it easier to see the latest movies.

Is Thor: Love and Thunder streaming?

The streaming debut of Thor: Love and Thunder is going to have to wait. The movie’s exclusive play in theaters means that it is likely going to be at least 45 days before this new MCU entry is going to be available for at-home viewing, be it through digital on-demand or streaming. Should that number hold, Thor: Love and Thunder would be coming to digital/streaming around August 22. We’ll let you know the exact date once its announced.

However, we're all but certain where Thor: Love and Thunder is going to be available when it does come to streaming — Disney Plus.

Disney Plus has become the streaming home for all things Marvel (save for the Spider-Man movies and related characters), with nearly every MCU movie, the former Netflix Marvel original series like Daredevil and Disney Plus’ own Marvel series like Loki and Ms. Marvel available to subscribers.

You of course must be a Disney Plus subscriber to watch any of these Marvel entries, including Thor: Love and Thunder when it makes its streaming debut on the service. There are options though on how to pay for Disney Plus, with the streamer available as a standalone service, paired with Hulu and ESPN Plus in the Disney Bundle or included as a standard feature for Hulu with Live TV.

What else you need to know about Thor: Love and Thunder

In What to Watch’s Thor: Love and Thunder review, we call the movie a "rock n’ roll spectacle," stuffed with unfiltered humor and strong turns from Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, who returns as Jane Foster. Other reviews have been positive, Thor: Love and Thunder has earned a 69% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab) (as of July 7).

In addition to Hemsworth and Portman, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Christian Bale as the villain Gorr the God Butcher, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Russell Crowe as Zeus and Taika Waititi as Korg; Waititi also directed the movie.

Here’s the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer to get you hyped for the movie:

Michael Balderston
Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.