For any Marvel fan, anticipating a mid-credits scene is now second nature. You don’t want to miss any brand-new MCU movie trailers or any casting announcements for the upcoming films in the super-powered series. (Recent additions include Harry Styles as Eros and Charlize Theron as Clea.) Fortunately for us, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Thor: Love and Thunder, has a reveal of Herculean proportions with a Ted Lasso-tinged twist.
Although I would love to see it, King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) do not engage in “biscuits with the boss.” Tragically, none of the characters perform the “Dani Rojas” chant (although Cristo Fernández, who plays Danny, does make an appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home’s mid-credits scene). The surprise will nonetheless undoubtedly drive Ted Lasso and Marvel fans absolutely crazy.
Brett Goldstein is indeed Hercules.
Goldstein plays the Greek hero Hercules, but the only time we see him is in the mid-credits scene of Thor: Love and Thunder. Zeus, played by Russell Crowe, is the main subject of the scene, and we learn that he wasn’t actually killed by Thor during the battle of Omnipotence City. The King of the Gods has survived, and he now seeks retribution. He claims that people have long since abandoned their gods in favor of superheroes. Thor must now crumble. And who better than Hercules, Zeus’ super-tough, super-strong son, to kick Thor in the butt?
It makes sense why there have been many confrontations between Thor and Hercules in the Marvel comics. Both are extremely strong mythological characters who are also the offspring of godly kings like Zeus and Odin. Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing these two square off in a future Marvel film?
Hercules isn’t just Thor’s foe in comic books, though. He belongs to the Avengers as well. Therefore, even though the mid-credits scene suggested that Thor and Hercules in the MCU would initially be enemies, there is a chance that they could change their allegiance in the future. Thus, there is a chance Brett Goldstein will remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a while.
This, Sesame Street, and Ted Lasso could be considered evidence that Goldstein is present. There he is. He is literally everywhere. And that’s really fantastic.