New Thor: Love and Thunder trailer sees god of thunder stripped naked and tied up

Chris Hemsworth as Marvel character Thor stands without a shirt as lightning trails behind him in the trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder

The new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer sees Chris Hemsworth stripped naked and tied up while Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) enjoys the view.

The second trailer for the latest instalment in the Thor franchise began with Taika Waititi’s Korg telling the “story of the space Viking”, Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth), to a group of children (slash, the audience). 

Korg explains that Thor “set off on a new journey” after “saving planet Earth for the 500th time”, which aligns with what fans saw in the first Marvel trailer in April

There’s a training montage which sees Thor go from “dad bod to god bod” to reclaim his “title as the one and only Thor” – but comically his former flame Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) appears just in time to steal his title as Mighty Thor.

One moment from the new trailer left fans with their collective jaws on the floor – a naked Thor. In the final moments of the clip, a cloaked Thor is presented before a council of gods in Olympus where Zeus (Russell Crowe) reigns supreme.  

“Let’s see who you are. I take off your disguise,” Zeus says, and ‘flicks’ off Thor’s costume to find out who he is. 

But he flicks too hard and takes off all of Thor’s clothes, giving fans a very pixelated look at the god of thunder’s assets. All the ladies in attendance faint, and Korg perks up from his seat in the corner.

A very buff Jane asks Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) if they should “help him”, and the new King of Asgard admits they will “eventually” before offering Jane a grape as they watch the shenanigans. 

Overwhelmed fans quickly took to social media to share their reaction to the revealing scene and dreamed about the prospect of seeing an uncensored version when the film hits theatres. 

The trailer also introduces fans to Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a grey wraith-like creature who is determined to destroy the gods including both Thors. Gorr vows to kill them as the “only ones who gods care about is themselves”, and there’s a scene where Gorr fights against the absolute bada** that is Valkyrie. 

But Gorr admits that Thor is “unlike the other gods I’ve killed”, and Thor replies that he has “something worth fighting for”. 

Tessa Thompson has said that the new Thor film will explore Valkyrie’s sexuality and see the new King of Asgard “find her queen”.

Thor: Love and Thunder hits theatres on 8 July.