'Thor: Love and Thunder' may pit the God of Thunder against longtime foe Enchantress or his other lost sister Angela
One a seductive sorceress and the other a god faster than lightning — both are formidable villains who could challenge Thor and Jane Foster in the upcoming installment
In 'Thor', we saw Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Laufey (Colm Feore), the king of the Frost Giants as the antagonists. The sequel, 'Thor: The Dark World' saw the God of Thunder team up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith, who intends to plunge the universe into darkness.
The most formidable foe, however, was his sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett) in the third installment, 'Thor: Ragnarok'. Known as Thor's older sister and the goddess of death based on the deity Hel, she manages to destroy Mjolnir, until Thor manages to retrieve it when he goes back in time in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
The fourth movie in the 'Thor' series has already set the wheels in motion on the production front and there have been speculations about the new nemesis. Given the title of the film, we looked at a few characters who could be the baddies in 'Love and Thunder'.
The Enchantress has been Thor's longtime foe in the comics and is yet to make her MCU debut. Her right-hand henchman, the Executioner, however, has already made an appearance. Amora is a sorceress and usually comes across as a seductive character waiting for an opportunity to lure Thor away from Jane Foster. She first appeared in the comics, 'Journey into Mystery' #103. With the new storyline involving the return of Jane Foster, the time seems right for the Enchantress to make an appearance as the big bad.
According to the comics, she and the Executioner are exiled to Earth by Odin where they become members of Baron Heinrich Zemo's original 'Masters of Evil', the opposites of the 'Avengers'. The plot here may have to twist a bit since the Executioner is pretty much dead after he sacrifices himself to save the people in 'Ragnarok'. The Enchantress being banished part may apply as Baron Zemo is still out there and he'll be seen in the Disney + mini-series, 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier'.
Perhaps the most obvious choice for the villain is Angela. The plotline is based on 'The Mighty Thor' where Foster becomes Thor and is able to wield Mjolnir. If we were to look at comics, 'The Mighty Thor' sees Odinson lose his abilities after the events of 'Original Sin'.
'Original Sin' features Nick Fury and the Avengers investigating the murder of Uatu the Watcher, only to suffer trauma from what they see in his eyes. From Odin's point of view, the story is about Angela, a superhero who is revealed to be his daughter. She is killed as an infant during Asgard's war with the Angels of the Tenth Realm, a crime that resulted in Odin severing the tenth realm from the other nine.
Angela has a complex history in comics and isn't essentially a Thor nemesis, but she has faced the Asgardian on plenty of occasions and is even supposedly the lost sister of the god. The movie version of Hela was clearly inspired by Angela, but this character could actually offer something quite different as a villain.