Set photos (via Daily Mail) show actress Melissa McCarthy in costume on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder and the outfit is instantly recognizable.
McCarthy is sporting the black and green antler head piece Kate Blanchett wore in the third Thor film.
In the photos, McCarthy can be seen alongside Luke Hemsworth and Matt Damon, who look to be reprising their roles as Fake Thor and Fake Loki respectively. The set in question looks to be a stage in what will likely be another theatrical performance akin to the one in Thor: Ragnarok.
One of the best parts of Thor: Ragnarok’s eclectic and humorous take on the God of Thunder was his return to Asgard. When Thor makes it back to his home world he finds Loki, disguised as Odin, watching a play that is reenacting Loki’s sacrifice during Thor: The Dark World. It looks like director Taika Waititi is going to return to this storytelling format to recap the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
With Damon and the Hemsworth’s brother returning, they’ve found the perfect actress to make fun of Hela’s otherworldly villainy in McCarthy. Thor: Love and Thunder has a massive cast – with the Guardians of the Galaxy making an appearance alongside the return of Jane Foster, Valkyrie, and Lady Sif, Waititi has a lot on his plate. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like that will stop him from returning to what made Ragnarok so great. Thor: Love and Thunder will have to perform quite the balancing act as it contends with Christian Bale‘s villainous role as well, but the previous Thor film proved that, in Waititi’s hands, anything is possible.