A lot of past events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have a major role to play in the future of the franchise. We have seen in the past how certain characters had essential arcs in the franchise that was explored later. The tiniest detail ends up playing an essential role in the arc of the characters in the franchise. We saw how Bucky’s character was quite short when he first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger next to Cap. But later on, he would end up one of the most important characters in the franchise. It seems that Peter Dinklage’s Eitri might be returning to Thor: Love and Thunder. So, fans have a lot of theories about how Eitri will return in Thor 4.
Love & Thunder
The upcoming addition to the Thor franchise is going to see some interesting developments in the arc of the character. This movie will mark the first time an MCU hero will be getting a fourth solo venture. But that’s not all as we will get to see a lot of things happen in the movie. We will get to witness a lot of characters from the franchise return after Endgame. At the same time, we will also get to see Jane Foster return in the franchise and she will end up wielding the Mjolnir. But this might not be the only character appearing in the franchise.
Peter Dinklage was asked if he would be returning to the MCU to reprise his role as Eitri. The actor responded with:
Well, there’s another Thor movie there, isn’t there? Coming out that Taika’s directed. But, I didn’t say anything. I didn’t say anything. If you die in a Marvel movie, doesn’t mean it’s your last Marvel movie. That’s the crazy thing, it doesn’t matter. Somebody could make a TV—now, there’s TV shows. It’s Marvel World, we’re just all part of it.
How Eitri Will Return In Thor 4
Even though it seemed like Eitri’s character’s arc was done with an appearance in Endgame, he could still be brought back. Thor, Rocket, and Groot end up going to Nidavellir for weapons to defeat Thanos and his army. It is there that they discover Peter Dinklage’s Eitri who forges Thor’s Stormbreaker in order to defeat Thanos. It does end up proving to be very helpful to defeat the Mad Titan later in the movie. Considering Thor 4 will feature Gorr, the God Butcher, Eitri might prove to be quite helpful. Let’s take a look at the possible role Eitri might have to play in the upcoming sequel.
Eitri Could Rebuild The Mjolnir For Jane Foster
The Mjolnir was destroyed in Taiki Waititi’s previous entry to the Thor films. As Odin dies, Hela breaks free and this leads to Thor going after her. Thor attacks her with the Mjolnir and Hela ends up crushing it with a single hand. We did get to see the hammer again in Endgame when Thor brings it back during the Time Heist. Cap returns it back to prevent it from creating alternate timelines. But the Mjolnir will be appearing again in the franchise as the leaks for Thor 4 indicate that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will be wielding it. Merchandise for the movie has indicated that it will be rebuilt back from the pieces and Eitri is the ideal choice for this work.
Eitri Will Build Weapons For Gorr
Even though we saw Eitri for a short while, it was enough to give us a fair idea about the character. When Thor and the others first arrive there they discover everything absolutely destroyed. Eitri reveals that Thanos had come and he had made him work on a gauntlet to control the Infinity Stones. Even though the King of the Dwarves is known for forging some of the most impressive weapons for the gods, he could be easily provoked. This might mean that Eitri might end up being used by Gorr to forge his weapons to kill the gods.
Or, we might actually end up seeing Eitri being killed by Gorr. This could be after he forges a weapon for him or before that simply because of his service for the gods. Gorr has an interesting arc and it clearly indicates his hatred for the gods and why he is determined to kill them. Gorr could simply see killing Eitri as a way of cutting down on the God of Thunder himself. Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on July 8.