The interplay between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame have been some of the funniest and most refreshing scenes in any of the MCU movies, most notably his interactions with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), who suffers a major inferiority complex whenever the god of thunder is around, so we’re really looking forward to an entire movie filled with hilarious exchanges in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. Mixing in a few members of Thor’s supporting cast would help further mesh the two franchises together, but there’s scant few of his people left, considering it was his sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) that killed most of them and not Thanos (Josh Brolin), so they weren’t snapped back into existence in Endgame.
A Thor supporting character will appear in Vol. 3, according to WGTC, and it’s a major one that we’ve already (kinda sorta) seen before. A source close to the production reportedly revealed that Beta Ray Bill, the horse-faced alien Korbinite who proved himself just as worthy as the Odinson in the seminal Walt Simonson run on the Thor comic book, will be appearing in the movie.
While it is only a rumor, the visage of Beta Ray Bill appeared as an enormous bust on a building commemorating the Grandmaster’s (Jeff Goldblum) greatest champions alongside Hulk and Ares in Thor: Ragnarok so the character does exist in the MCU and even occupied the same space as Thor and Hulk, if not at the same time. And, while promoting Ragnarok, Marvel guru Kevin Feige revealed that there were plans for Thor’s hammer brother to appear in the movie in a more substantial way, plans that just might be revisited.
There was a Beta Ray Bill, but it was so quick that you would have the same complaints that you have now. He was in it a little bit more and it just didn’t do justice. And the feeling is, if you can’t do it justice, do it later.
“Later” just might be Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3., which is finally back on track after James Gunn returned to the helm. The tag at the end of Vol. 2 made us think that Adam Warlock was going to play a central role in the sequel, but that doesn’t preclude the inclusion of Beta Ray Bill. We’ll just have to wait and see with our fingers crossed.