‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Featured Surprising Disney Cameo
It was one of the biggest Marvel releases of the studio’s highly-anticipated Phase Four slate, and proved to be a whole lot of fun with a lot of easter eggs.
We now know one of those is that Thor: Love and Thunder featured a surprising Disney cameo. When the year began for Disney and Marvel fans, there were a lot of projects that were on the horizon, with a ton of huge releases awaited theatrical and Disney+ audiences.
There were massive projects like the Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel series, as well as the first MCU horror film, and vital Phase Four project Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
But of all of those, there was maybe no film as exciting to most fans as was the impending Thor: Love and Thunder.
A hero with a very unique place in the hearts of fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this was a film that represented a lot of very important things for the character and his MCU saga.
Whether it be the return of Taika Waititi, the debut of Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, or the return of Jane Foster.
The record-setting fourth solo film for the Marvel character was of the utmost interest to fans. Although it may have fallen short of its immensely lofty expectations, there is no denying that the film was a tremendous amount of fun. It was also abounding with easter eggs.
Easter Eggs have become a kind of MCU tradition, and we are just now uncovering one of the most surprising of all; and that is the fact that Thor: Love and Thunder feature a rather surprising Disney cameo… well, of sorts.
It was recently reported by The Direct that Cameron Chapek, the grandson to the Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek, and the son of Marvel Studios’ executive Brian Chapek, was actually the inspiration behind Baby Thor in a pivotal flashback scene in the film.
In the flashback scene narrated by Taika Waititi’s Korg, Thor’s mother- Frigga- is shown in battle with an infant God of Thunder fixed to her chest in a carrier of sorts; and it turns out that the likeness was based on the youngest of the Chapek lineage.
Although it was a very small moment, it is very cool to see this kind of camera make its way into the film, as it’s this kind of easter egg that makes the world of Disney and Marvel feel so interconnected!
Feature Image Source: Marvel Studios/ The Hollywood Reporter