'Thor: Love and Thunder' Post-Credit Scenes Explained: Who Plays Hercules?

Thor: Love and Thunder introduces a whole host of exciting new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), like Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), but it's the film's post-credit scene that has the most exciting introduction.

As is now expected of Marvel films, the fourth Thor solo film has two post-credit scenes, and the first sets up an exciting future in the MCU.

Here is everything you need to know about both post-credit scenes, but be warned that this article contains spoilers for the film.

'Thor: Love and Thunder' Post-Credit Scenes Explained: Who Plays Hercules?

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Russell Crowe as Zeus in "Thor: Love and Thunder." The character's son Hercules is introduced in the film's post-credit scene. Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

The first post-credit scene opens with Russell Crowe's Zeus tending to a wound he was dealt by Thor earlier in the film, an attack that the God of Thunder believed had killed his hero.

Zeus talks about how Thor's attack showed him the way things have changed in recent years, and how the Gods have been replaced by superheroes and are nothing more than a joke.

Determined to change this, and take down Thor and his hero friends, Zeus tasks his son Hercules with going after the Asgardian deity.

It's then that the camera pans over to Zeus' son, who says he will do his bidding, and the character is played by none other than Brett Goldstein.

Goldstein rose to fame thanks to writing and acting in Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, for which he earned an Emmy for best supporting actor.

What Happens in 'Thor: Love and Thunder's' Second Post-Credit Scene?

The second post-credit scene for Thor: Love and Thunder comes at the end of the credits and it explains what happened to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) following the end of the film.

Jane, who took on the mantle of Mighty Thor in the film, died during her and Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) final battle against Gorr.

She died in Thor's arms after using his former hammer, Mjölnir, drained her of the last of her life energy. She had originally taken the weapon to try and find a cure to her stage 4 cancer.

The post-credit scene reveals that Jane was allowed to enter Valhalla, the heavenly realm designated for Asgardian warriors who lost their lives in battle.

When she arrives, Jane is met by Heimdall (Idris Elba), who welcomes her to Valhalla and thanks her for protecting his son Axl (Kieron L. Dyer).

Jane and Heimdall then head toward the buildings in Valhalla, seemingly to live out their eternal days in the Asgardian afterlife.

Thor: Love and Thunder is out in theaters now.

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L-R: Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth as Jane Foster and Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder." The second post-credit scene featured Portman's character. Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.