A major talking point coming out of Thor: Love and Thunder was the surprise cameo in the film’s first post-credits scene. In it, actor Brett Goldstein was revealed to have been cast as Zeus’s son, Hercules.
Goldstein is well-liked for his role as Roy Kent in the acclaimed Ted Lasso series. His brief appearance in the credits of the fourth Thor film was likewise well-received by general audiences. In an interview with The Playlist, Goldstein opened up about his feelings about fans’ positive reactions. He stated:
It would be a real bummer if people weren’t interested. Of course, I care. I have to say I was surprised and delighted, as in it seemed to get a real positive response. And that, it’s amazing. I just, I’m not in charge of what they’re doing or what they want to do. And in a way, that was an experience that I hadn’t had for a long time, where I had no involvement in the behind-the-scenes of it. Look, you’re in f**king good hands. They make really good shit. You know what I mean? And Taika Waititi’s fucking brilliant, so it was like, ‘I’m in the best hands possible.’ But, it’s amazing. Who knows if anything will come of it, who knows, but it was a fun thing to do, and I’m pleased that people seem to have enjoyed it… I’m going to eat 30 chickens a day from now on; it will be fine.Brett Goldstein
While there is no official news on how Goldstein or Hercules will contribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future, there is little doubt that Marvel Studios has plans for the character after the exciting cameo and reveal. Still, the actor stated that “who knows if anything will come of it,” which will continue to stir up rumors about where Hercules might appear next. Goldstein, like many actors and creators in the MCU, may very well be completely in the dark just like the rest of the world. Or, perhaps the actor has already mastered Marvel Studios’ secrecy in interviews.
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently playing in theaters.
Source: The Playlist