A new piece of fan artwork for Thor 4 introduces Beta Ray Bill. Thor was the third Avenger to get his own movie, which was released in 2011 and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The famous Asgardian has appeared in several films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including two more solo films - Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
While Thor: The Dark World is often considered one of the worst films in the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok got incredible reviews from fans and critics. Directed by Taika Waititi, it was a change of pace for the Thor films and took a more comedic approach to his solo films, and Marvel films started to add a lot more comedy after Disney bought Marvel Studios back in 2009 and Thor: Ragnarok is a prime example of this. Because of the success of the film, Marvel Studios has decided to give Thor a fourth film with Taika Waititi returning to direct. With the film having been announced, speculation has begun on what the film could include, which has spawned some incredible fan art.
The latest piece of artwork from Ultraraw26 imagines what Thor could look like in his next film, while also including some old - and new - characters. The poster includes Jeff Goldblum's character Grandmaster, but also the character Beta Ray Bill. It's also worth mentioning that the art includes the Guardians of the Galaxy in the Benatar, as well as a version of Thor that is back in shape. Check out the fan artwork below:
Beta Ray Bill made his Marvel Comics debut back in 1983. The character was initially an enemy of Thor, but after a brief skirmish with the God of Thunder, Bill was shown to be able to lift Mjolnir. Odin sees potential in Bill and has him battle Thor to see who should truly wield Mjolnir. Bill wins the fight, but instead of taking Mjolnir, the Asgardians forge him his own weapon: Stormbreaker. The MCU has teased Bill a few times in the MCU, first when a sculpture of his face was seen on the Grandmaster's palace on Sakaar and again when Stormbreaker was forged in Avengers: Infinity War.
While Beta Ray Bill hasn't been properly introduced in the MCU, Thor 4 could be the perfect film to introduce him since he is one of the more memorable characters from the comic books. Since Thor seemed to be teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Thor 4 could see the characters joining forces against Beta Ray Bill before he becomes an ally to the Avengers. That said, with Thor 4 just being announced, all of this is pure speculation.